The Orientation and Questions must be completed prior to licensing. Click the button below to access the pdf files.
The Pre-Service Training has 3 parts. These are not required to be completed prior to licensing. Click the button below to access the pdf files.
Each video is 1 hr in length except the last one listed. You need to complete at least 2 hrs of Children's Mental Health Training prior to becoming licensed and at least 1 hr of Children's Mental Health training annually after that.
This training is a state requirement and needs to be completed prior to becoming licensed.
Initial Licensing - 1 hour of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder training is required in addition to the 12 hours of annual training.
Annual Requirement - 1 hour of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder training is required and can be included in the 12 hours of annual training.
SUID/AHT Training- Required every 5 years if caring or helping to care for children 5 years old or younger.
Car Seat Safety Training- Required if caring or helping to care for children under the age of 9 years old.
Remember that your Car Seat training and SUID/AHT training needs to be renewed every 5 years!
This can be used for mental health Training but not for initial licensing. For initial licensing, you would still need to do 1 or more videos posted under the Mental Health Training section.
Minnesota Statutes were amended in 2014 to protect foster children from the effects of second-hand smoke by establishing smoke-free foster care home requirements.
This bulletin provides information about the safety risks of second-hand smoke, smoke-free child foster care home requirements, and provides a link to training on health risks of exposure to second-hand smoke.
Due to the risks of second-hand smoke, foster homes for children are required to provide a smoke-free environment in the following areas:
If a foster parent does not provide a smoke-free environment for foster children, a placing agency must ask the foster parent to comply with a plan that includes training on the health risks of exposure to second-hand smoke. [Minnesota Statutes, section 260C.215, subdivision 9]
This training is also on YouTube at: Smoke Free Foster Care Laws.