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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:

Louisiana-Foster care training required but hours were not specified.  Please contact 866-249-0559.

Maine-Foster care pre-service training requires 24 hours.  Please contact 1-877-505-0545.

Maryland-Foster care of 27 hours is required.  Please contact 1-800-332-6347.

Massachusetts-Foster care pre-service training of 24 hours required.  Please contact 1(800) KIDS-508.

Michigan-Pre-service training is required but hours are not specified.  Please contact 1-866-685-0006.

Minnesota-For more information please contact 866-665-4378.

Mississippi- Must complete at least 12 hours pre-service training and 12 hours in-services training every two years to maintain a license.  Please call 1-800-345-6347.

Missouri-No training information is available online.  Please contact (573) 751-3221.

Montana-Foster care pre-service training is required.  For more info e-mail AskAboutFosterCare@mt.gov.

Nebraska-Pre-Service foster care training for 27 hours is required.  Please call 1-800-7PARENT.

Nevada-Foster care pre-service training is required but hours are not specified online.  Please call (775) 684-4400 for more information.

New Hampshire- Foster care training of 21 hours is required.  Please call 800-852-3345.

New Jersey- Foster care training is required.  Please call 1-877 NJ FOSTER for details.

New Mexico-Parenting classes are required by foster parents.  Please call 1-800-432-2075.

New York-Foster parent classes are required.  Please call 1-800-345-KIDS.

North Carolina- Foster care training is not mentioned online.  Please e-mail mailto:dssweb@ncmail.net.

North Dakota-Foster care training for 27 hours is required.  Please call (701) 777-3442.

Ohio-No foster care training information is available online.  Please call 877-852-0010.

Oklahoma-Foster care training of 27 hours is required.  Please e-mail Margaret.Linnemann@okdhs.org.

Oregon- No foster care training information is available online.  Please call 1-800-331-0503.

Pennsylvania-Six hours of foster care training is required annually.  Please call 1-800-951-5151.

Rhode Island-Foster care training for nine weeks is required.  Please call 401-528-3791.

South Carolina-No training information given online.  Please call 803-898-7318.

South Dakota- Foster care training of 30 hours is required.  Sioux Falls area: (605) 334-3431 Rapid City area:  (605) 343-2598 .

Tennessee-Foster care of 30 hours is required.  Please call 1-877-DCS-KIDS.

Texas-Training is not specified online.  Please call 1-800-233-3405.

Utah-Foster care training of 32 hours is required.  Please contact Utah Foster Care Foundation at 1-877-505-KIDS.

Vermont-Foster care training of 30 hours is required.  Please contact your nearest district office by following this link http://www.dcf.state.vt.us/fsd/districtoffices.html.

Virginia-Foster care training is required but hours are not specified online.  To find your local office follow this link:  http://www.dss.virginia.gov/localagency/index.html.

Washington-Training is required but not specified online.  Please call 1-800-760-5340.

West Virginia-Training requirements are not listed on the state website.  For more information fill out the request form here:  http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/children_adult/foster/inquire.asp.

Wisconsin-Foster care training is required but specified online.  Please call 1-800-947-8074.

Wyoming-Foster care training is not specified online.  Please e-mail mclift@state.wy.us.

Sources:  Each state individual website was researched to collect this data.