How much training do I have to have once I become licensed for family adult foster care?
  • License holders must complete orientation training before they are able to take a resident for placement. Washington County provides this orientation training.
  • License holders and all caregivers with 0 to 5 years of experience are required to have 12 hours of training annually. This training must include training on the Vulnerable Adult Act.
  • License holders and caregivers with 6-plus years of experience are required to have 6 hours of training annually. This training must include training on the Vulnerable Adult Act.
  • Caregivers providing not more than 30 cumulative days of foster care in a 12-month period and 8 hours or less a week are exempt from completing the total number of hours. They must still be trained on the Vulnerable Adult Act, resident care needs, and policies and procedures of the home.
  • Washington County recommends that providers seek out more than just the 6 or 12 hours of annual training. Additional training can help you with understanding and addressing the changing needs of clients. It can help you become more professional and proficient in the care you provide. Educated providers are better able to communicate client needs to other professionals and to client's families. This can be a critical factor when serving clients with multiple health and/or mental health conditions.

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1. What are the initial licensing requirements for family adult foster care?
2. How do I start the licensing process for family adult foster care?
3. Do I have to live in a house to become licensed for family adult foster care?
4. What size is required for a bedroom for family adult foster care?
5. What items am I required to provide to residents in family adult foster care?
6. How am I paid for providing family adult foster care?
7. How much will I be paid for family adult foster care?
8. Who qualifies to receive family adult foster care services?
9. How do I get residents for family adult foster care?
10. What kind of family adult foster care clients will I get?
11. Can I be licensed to care for an adult family member?
12. Do I need to be home all the time?
13. Can I hire people to help in my family adult foster care home?
14. Can I move out of the home once I become licensed for family adult foster care?
15. Can I have clients who use a wheelchair on the second level of my home?
16. What kind of training or experience do I need to have before applying for licensure?
17. How much training do I have to have once I become licensed for family adult foster care?