Mandatory Training

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUID) & Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)

- Required prior to license



Children's Mental Health (CMH)

 - Required prior to license

Normalcy and Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard Training

 - Required prior to license


Car Seat Training

- Required prior to license

  • If you are providing interim family foster care or concurrent/permanency foster care, please visit Minnesota Child Passenger Safety Training for more information about registering for a class.  You may also call 651-248-8256 for additional information.
  • If you are providing kinship foster care, please contact Heather Anderson to sign up for car seat training.  Call 763-422-6981 or send an email to
  • For more information on types of foster care please click here.
  • After training is completed, please submit the certificate of completion to your foster care licensing social worker.
  • Minnesota Statute § 245A.18
    • Training must be completed once every five years when caring for children under 9 years of age

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

- Required yearly after licensure

  • Watch Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Training Video
  • Complete the FASD Post-Test and Certificate of Completion and submit both to your Child Foster Care social worker.
  • The training requirements for child foster care licensing in Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.175 were amended to add an annual requirement of one hour of training on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders within the first 12 months of licensure. After the first 12 months of licensure, training on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may be part of the 12 hours of the required in-service training per year.