Annual Training Requirements

License holders are required to obtain 12 hours* of training each year. Of this training, at least one hour must relate to mental health and one hour must related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The other 10 hours of training may be in any topic you wish, so long as it is related to caring for children.

*In your first year of licensure only, you are required to obtain 13 hours of training which includes the mandated FASD training.

If your licensor allowed you to complete an alternative training such as reading a book or watching a lecture, you may submit verification here.
  1. FASD
  2. Mental Health
  3. Mandated Reporter
  4. Specialty
  5. VA Mandated Reporter 

One hour of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is required after your license has been issued. In your first year as a licensed foster parent, you must complete this training in addition to the 12 hour requirement (making this a 13th hour of training).

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  1. Additional Training Resources

There are many community resources that can provide additional training resources. Here are a few places to look when seeking hours. If you are interested in obtaining training within a specific topic area, contact your licensor.