Resource Families

Prospective foster care families will start the training process by contacting the foster care licensor at their local county human services agency or tribe. The licensor should then provide those individuals with access to Foster Parent College self-paced modules, as well as information about how to register for Foster Parent Pre-Service Training.

Agencies and Tribes

If you need access to Foster Parent College and the instructions for parents to register for the Pre-Service Training, please let us know at and we will get that info to you.

Foster Parent training includes:

  • Foster Parent Pre-Service Training: participants will attend four instructor-led (virtual) meetings and will be asked to complete three self-paced modules prior to the first meeting (these modules are not part of Foster Parent College)
  • Foster Parent College (FPC): participants will also be asked to complete self-paced FPC training modules:
    • To complete after first Pre-Service Meeting (16-Credit Hours):
      • The Child Welfare Team
      • Child Abuse & Neglect
      • Parent-Child Attachment
      • Understanding Behavior in Foster Children
    • To complete after second Pre-Service Meeting (12-Credit Hours):
      • Child Development
      • Cultural Issues in Parenting
      • Working Together with Primary Families
    • To complete after third Pre-Service Meeting (12-Credit Hours):
      • Caring for Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused
      • Reducing Family Stress
      • Foster Care to Adoption

Licensors: If you have technical questions or issues with Foster Parent College, email or call 800-777-6636.

Upcoming Training Cohorts

All of the following instructor-led, virtual trainings are from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Central Time.

Cohort 20

  • Thursday, April 25, 2024
  • Thursday, May 9, 2024
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • Thursday, June 6, 2024

Cohort 21

  • Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • Thursday, July 11, 2024
  • Thursday, July 25, 2024
  • Thursday, August 8, 2024

Cohort 22

  • Thursday, August 22, 2024
  • Thursday, September 5, 2024
  • Thursday, September 19, 2024
  • Thursday, October 3, 2024

Cohort 23

  • Thursday, October 17, 2024
  • Thursday, October 7, 2024
  • Thursday, November 21, 2024
  • Thursday, December 5, 2024

Agencies and tribes that wish to offer Foster Parent Training by a member of their own team, or who want to learn more about this program, should contact us at



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