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.
Remember that your Car Seat and SUID/AHT training needs to be renewed every 5 years!
Car Seat Safety Training- Required if caring or helping to care for children under the age of 8yrs.
While classes are not being offered in person right now, you may take CARS training online. Just fill out the AIFACS Training Report Form after you watch the videos (found under training
resources at the top of this page).
COVID-19 CARS training link:
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.