Training Requirements

Training Requirements


Links to Family Child Care training requirements:

Prior to Becoming Licensed


Family Child Care applicants with a license effective date on or after July 1, 2014, must meet these training requirements before a license will be issued:
  • Child Growth and Development/Behavior Guidance (4 hours)
  • Supervising for Safety (6 hours)
  • Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)
  • Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)
  • First Aid
  • CPR (including techniques for infants and children)

Before Transporting Children


  • Before transporting children younger than 9 years of age, providers must take an approved Child Passenger Restraint System (CARS) training.
All Caregivers (Including 2nd Adult Caregivers, Substitutes, and Helpers)
  • Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) training must be completed prior to providing care for infants.
  • Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) training must be completed prior to providing care for children under school age.

Substitute Training


  • When children are present, at least one caregiver must be currently trained in CPR (including techniques for infants and children) and First Aid. There is an exception to this requirement if the substitute is employed less than 30 hours during a 12-month period. CPR and First Aid must be repeated every two years.
  • SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death) training must be completed by all caregivers prior to providing care for infants and AHT (Abusive Head Trauma) training prior to caring for children under school age.

All Adult Caregivers providing care for more t

han 30 days in any 12-month period training are required to have 16 hours of training annually including:
  • Child Growth and Development/Behavior Guidance (required annually)
  • Supervising for Safety (2 hours required annually)
  • SUID training (required every 2 years, with a video option allowed in the alternate year) prior to providing care for infants
  • AHT training (required every 2 years, with a video option allowed in the alternate year) prior to providing care for children under school age
  • First Aid (required every two years)
  • CPR (required every two years)
  • Child Passenger Restraint System (CARS) training (required every five years for those who transport children)

Helpers


  • "Helper" means a person at least 13 years of age and less than 18 years of age who assists the provider with the care of children.
  • SUID training (required every 2 years, with a video option allowed in the alternate year) prior to assisting in the care of infants.
  • AHT (Abusive Head Trauma) training (required every 2 years, with a video option allowed in the alternate year) prior to assisting with the care of children under school age.
  • Helpers must complete 6 hours of training within 1 year after the date of initial employment.