Training for Licensed Foster Parents

In order to best meet the needs of the foster children, the State of Indiana requires foster parents complete a minimum of 20 hours of training per year. This can be a mixture of “classroom training” and “alternative training”.

  • Classroom Training: Each year, foster parents must complete 12 hours or more through “classroom training”.
    Click the link above to learn about classroom training options provided by Adult and Child, including workshops, “Training While You Wait”, and Field Training. There is also a list of additional local resources for classroom training.
  • Alternative TrainingEach year, of the 20 hours of training required, up to 8 hours may be completed through “alternative training”.
    Click the link above to learn about alternative training options including books, videos, “Training While You Wait”, and archived webinars. 


Other requirements: CPR / 1st Aid / Universal Precautions

Adult & Child offers these trainings monthly to help you keep your certifications current. The State of Indiana requires that foster parents remain current in CPR, First Aid, & Universal Precautions in order to maintain a foster family home license. Please note that training for CPR, First Aid & Universal Precautions do not count toward annual training hours.