Annual Training Requirements

License holders are required to obtain 12 hours* of training each year. This must include the following training topics:  one hour of children's mental health, one hour of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and one hour of cultural competency. The other nine 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. Cultural Competency
  2. FASD
  3. Mandated Reporter
  4. Mental Health
  5. VA Mandated Reporter 

Washington County recognizes the cultural disparities in the child welfare and foster care system. It is the expectation and dedication of the Washington County Foster Care Program to continually work toward increasing our cultural competence.

All licensed child foster care providers are required to complete at least one hour each year of training that increases their cultural competence as it relates to the children in their care.

View some resources for training options via our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion web page.

  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.