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Training Requirements

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.