Training Requirements   

Training and Other Requirements in Order to Become a Certified Foster Parent:

Ten weeks of MAPP (Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting) training (30 hours);
Updated physical, if not had one within the last year;
Fill out application paperwork, including Family Profile/Autobiography;
Two-three home visits by Agency Home finder, including fire safety assessment;
Completion of Home Study;
Four references (one from school personnel where your children go to school, if applicable);
New York State Child Abuse Register Clearance Form, all members of household 18 and over;
Fingerprints.
Building Inspection – To make sure that the home is safe and is up to code.