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Foster Care Training – A state by state guide.
Below is a brief description of what each state requires for foster care training:
Alabama – Foster care training of 30 hours. Alabama does have different types of foster care that may require different types of training. For more information call (334) 242-1310
Alaska – The state website does not mention any foster care training requirements at all. For more information please e-mail OCS@alaska.gov
Arizona – Foster care pre-service training of 30 hours. For more information please call 1-877-KIDS-NEEDU.
Arkansas – Foster care pre-service training is required but hours are not specified. For more information please call (501) 682-8570.
California - No information provided, for info please e-mail email@example.com.
Colorado- Foster parents are required to attend training classes as part of the certification process. For more information call Mary Griffin at 303-866-3546.
Connecticut – Foster care training of 27 hours. For more information call 1-888-543-4376.
Delaware- Foster care training of nine weeks is required. For more information call 1-800-464-4357.
District of Columbia-Foster care training twice weekly for five weeks is required. For more information please call (202) 671-LOVE.
Florida-Foster care training is not mentioned on their website. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-981-KIDS and talk with a licensing counselor.
Georgia-A 12 week foster care training course is required. For more information please call 877.210.KIDS (5437).
Hawaii- applicants are required to attend an 18-hour pre-service training, called PRIDE. Partners in Development Foundation-Hui Ho'omalu (PIDF) is contracted by the Department to provide the training. For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idaho- Foster care training by PRIDE is required. For more information please contact 1-800-926-2588 or email email@example.com
Illinois-Foster care training is required but not specified online. For more information please call 1-800-624-KIDS.
Indiana-Foster care training is determined by the county. For more information please call 317-524-2600.
Iowa-Foster care pre-service training of 30 hours is required. For more information call 800-243-0756.
Kansas-Foster care training is required but hours are not specified online. Please contact (785) 841-4138.
Kentucky-Foster care training for 10 weeks is required. Please contact (800) 232-KIDS (5437).