Download a copy of the annual training requirement form

Each parent is required to complete up to 12 hours of continuing education training per year on a quarterly basis (3 hours of training per quarter).


The following trainings are mandatory every year:

  • Caring for LGBTQ Youth (for caregivers):
  • Supporting Foster Youth through Higher Education Training (for resource parents with youth between the ages of 12-19 only).
    • For an updated list of trainings offered through the Foster and Kinship Care Education Programs at the Community Colleges in Los Angeles, click on the following link: https://bit.ly/2WwNLMX

The following training is required to be completed at least once:

  • Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency Training:
    • Follow or type in the following link: https://learning.uclacwt.org/
    • Set up an account on the site to access the training, if you haven’t already.
    • Use the following enrollment key: IB2019

In addition to the trainings required above, be sure that at least one of the trainings you complete towards your annual continuing education hours includes something from the following list:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Behavioral Management
  • Effects of drug and alcohol abuse on children and non-minor dependents
  • Administration of psychotropic medication
  • Emancipation and independent living
  • Child development
  • Cultural competency
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Parenting LGBTQ children and youth
  • Parenting children and youth with developmental delays
  • Impact of trauma on attachment


  • Foster Parent College offers several courses that cover the aforementioned topics, at no cost to you. If you are not already enrolled in our Continuing Education Group in Foster Parent College, please notify Bonnie at [email protected]. She will set up your account.
  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Learning Center offers various webinars aimed to address the complex issues and critical needs of young traumatized children in the child welfare system and those who care for them—needs that often do not receive adequate attention. Within a trauma-informed framework, this series will review a variety of issues relevant to very young children, their caregivers, and the individuals and systems charged with supporting their recovery from abuse and neglect.You can access the webinars here.
  • Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE) offers monthly LIVE-STREAM “Strengthening Your Family” webinars, as well as choose an IN-DEMAND webinars at low cost that you can view at time of purchase. You can access the webinars here.
  • Foster Club offers various online trainings at low cost. You can sign up for trainings here.
  • Foster Care and Adoptive Community (FCAC) also offers a number of online trainings at low cost. Click on the link for a complete list of courses.
  • You can attend a class or workshop at Echo Parenting and Education 
    (213) 484-6676. Childcare is often included; classes are reasonably priced and developed specifically to address the needs of children who have been exposed to trauma.
  • You can attend our Saturday Continuing Education Program. This is also a way to connect with other resource parents and share experiences. Limited childcare will be available during these sessions.
  • CPR and 1st Aid (Infant/Toddler/Adult) certifications are required to be up-to-date at all times We cannot count these hours toward your annual 12 hours of continuing education training These classes can be taken at a Red Cross, Heart Association, training approved by the State Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) or a course offered by accredited college or university. We accept online training from an approved vendor after your initial certification.