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 – www.qpiflorida.org
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 College – www.fosterparentcollege.org
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.
Foster Club – www.fosterclub.com/_booster/
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.