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More and more people are obtaining their credentials online every year. This number is likely to continue to grow for several years before it begins to level off. Research has shown there is some skepticism and bias among potential employers against potential employees who have earned their credentials in fully online settings. Such research is restricted to employers in organizations. However, a number of individuals and families do also hire or contract the services of various professionals who serve individuals and families. The purpose of this exploratory study is to determine if individuals will or will not contract the services of professionals who completed their professional preparation fully online.


Originally published in the International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning.

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