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. As of 1/1/23, requirements are:
Level of Fostering Training Hours Required
Infant-Only Foster Care 24 within 2-year certification
Family Foster Care 30 within 2-year certification
Specialized Foster Care 45 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 Individual Training Needs Assessment (ITNA).
This is an on-line survey that will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Results will be emailed to the learner, their agency worker, and the regional training center that serves the agency.
To find training in needed areas, learners can search in CAPS LMS by the identified topic.