Online Training

Foster Care Licensing requires each provider to complete a certain number of initial and on-going training hours.

Record your training on our Child Foster Care Training Record (PDF)

Online Video Training

Provided are video trainings that are approved and can be used to complete these training hours. Each video training is listed below and has a short description of what is included. If you experience any problems viewing a video we suggest that you try again using Google Chrome. In order to receive credit for this training opportunity, each provider must watch the video/videos provided, follow along with the given information packet (power point) and then complete the self-test/post-test. When the provider has completed each section, the completed self-test/post-test must be returned to your Chisago County Licensor in order to receive credit for this training. Please ensure that your name and the date are on the form before submitting.

  1. Car Seat Training
  2. Children's Mental Health (CMH)
  3. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  4. Normalcy and Reasonable and Prudent Parenting
  5. Overview of Mental Health Issues
  6. Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUID) and Abuse Head Trauma (AHT)

Car Seat Training

- Required prior to licensure when caring for children under 8 years of age.

In Minnesota, three out of four child seats are used incorrectly. Many parents and caregivers aren't aware of the restraint steps a child should progress through as they grow and age. A vehicle is the most dangerous place for children, and crashes are the leading killer of children under 14. Children are best protected in the rear seat. After training is complete, submit certificate to your licensing social worker. This training must be completed at least once every 5 years.

LINK to find the nearest class to register for car seat training near you - State of MN Website.  You can also contact your licensing worker via email for more resources on this required training. 

Additional Trainings

Trainings below are extra and can be used to complete your minimum of 12 hours of training required per year.

  1. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  2. Grief and Loss
  3. Guidelines for Responding to the Co-Occurrence of Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence
  4. Guardianships and Conservatorships
  5. Parenting Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Abuse and Neglect
  6. Parenting in Racially and Culturally Diverse Adoptive Families
  7. Pathways to Permanency
  8. Supporting Older Youth Beyond Age 18
  9. Transracial Parenting in Foster Care And Adoption

LINK to FASD - Foster Care Webinar Training on State of MN Website.  Webinars are offered by MN ADOPT and there may be a minimal cost. You can also contact your licensing worker via email for more resources on this required training.