Training and Online Resources

Online Training Resources

During your first 2 years of licensure, each parent must complete 12 hours of training per year.  8 must be face to face trainings.  Beginning in the third year of licensure, each parent must complete 8 hours of training per year. 4 must be face to face.  Kids Central offers training on a variety of topics throughout the year.  The foster parent associations also offer training throughout the year.

Just in Time Training –

Free expert information for your foster parenting needs. Trainings include live trainings which provide a certificate of completion. Live trainings count as face-to-face trainings. Archived trainings are also available. These too provide a certificate of completion. However, archived trainings do not count as face-to-face time.

Foster Parent

Video trainings available on a wide variety of subjects. A certificate of completion is provided afterward. Two free units of training a year are available for homes licensed by Kids Central. Contact Joy Foreman at 352-387-3472.


A free website for foster youth and parents including news, training, and fun activities for youth. Training credits gained after reading documents and passing a test.

Online Resources

Electronic Bluebook 

Foster Parent Email Access