Pre-Licensing Training Period

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Orientation Training (3 hours)

This orientation provides the information you need to apply for a home study with Children’s Administration. This is the first step in the licensing process.

  • Attend an orientation class in person. You will be given a licensing application packet and have the chance to ask questions of a Division of Licensed Resources (DLR) State Licensor. For a list of classes in your area, click here.
  • Watch the Online Orientation.

Please check with your local DLR office, as some areas require you to attend a combined orientation and PRIDE training class.

Caregiver Core Training (24 hours)

The Caregiver Core Training provides information to foster, adoptive, relative/kinship families, and respite providers. Some of the topics covered include: how children enter care; child development; attachment, loss, and grief; behavior management; adoption; and how foster care might impact your family.

CPR/First Aid/BBP Training

Washington State Children’s Administration has partnered with Keep the Beat CPR and First Aid Training to offer free CPR/First Aid/BBP trainings statewide. These services are available to ALL families pursuing foster care licensing and current caregivers of foster children, including kinship care providers, relative providers, and DCFS adoptive and guardianship families.