Ongoing Training for Foster Caregivers
According to rule 5101: 2-5-33 of the Ohio Administrative Code, each caregiver must complete training commensurate to the level of fostering they intend to provide.
Level of Fostering Training Hours Required
Infant-Only Foster Care 24 within 2-year certification
Family Foster Care 40 within 2-year certification
Specialized Foster Care 60 within 2-year certification
The continuing training topics must reflect the training needs of each foster caregiver, as identified by his or her recommending agency.
To help identify training needs, agencies can use the following Individual Training Needs Assessment (ITNA) tools: