Foster Training and Online Resources

Kids Central offers training on a variety of topics throughout the year. During the first two years of licensure, each parent must complete 12 hours of training per year. Eight of these must be face-to-face trainings.

Kids Central offers training on a variety of topics throughout the year. Each foster parent association also offer training throughout the year. you will find online training opportunities.

During the first 2 years of licensure each parent must complete:

  • 12 hours of training per year, of these 12 hours, 8 hours must be face-to-face

Beginning the 3rd year of licensure:

  • 8 hours of training per year, 4 must be face-to-face.

Additional Training Opportunities

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.

QPIFlorida.org

Foster Parent College

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.

FosterParentCollege.com

Foster Club

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.

FosterClub.com


Other Resources

Foster Parent Email Access

Quality Parenting Initiative: Excellent Parenting and Comfort Calls Training- Mandatory

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