Online anger management classes are a somewhat new and innovative way to gain skills . With the advent of technology, most quality training programs can be put in an online format. But how does one discern between what is a good online program and what is not. Some of that question is answered in terms of the format one is looking for .

Anger management home study programs, can be purchased online, but typically are mailed to the customers, so the class experience is really to an online one . The customer (or client) would then follow the instructions of the home study program, which might include reading workbooks, listening to dvd's and taking a short final exam to return to the provider .

DVD's, workbooks, and other materials can also be offered as an online alternative, usually offered as a download, but do not allow the client to work through a class the way an true online course is set up .

Most quality online anger management courses use fairly sophisticated software to allow the entire class to be offered in a online classroom setting. There is nothing to download or wait for. The information is presented on a new screen with videos embedded into the course as well as a quality, trusted curriculum. Online courses typically offer some interaction with an instructor, as well as short quizzes and other reinforcing efforts.

The program should be offered by a licensed and credentialed professional who's contact information is verifiable. The curriculum should also be verifiable and identifiable, such as "This program uses the Century Anger Management curriculum".

The online course should also include an instant downloadable "proof of enrollment form" as well as updated progress reports and a certificate of completion at the end of the class. An instant download should be made available , but an original signed and imprinted copy should also be sent to the client .

Anger management classes should be easy to start. There is no need to wait , all you need is the willingness to change , and a computer with Internet access!

Author's Bio: 

Ari Novick, Ph.D. is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified anger management provider for both adults and adolescents. Dr. Novick is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. He has recently been featured on CBS, and CNN news. His corporate website is and his innovative online anger management class is available at