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Importance of Training
Training is essential to stimulating a positive, successful foster care provider experience. The training is designed to provide tools and knowledge foster care providers need to help meet the needs of children or adults in their care. The Scott County Foster Care Program staff is dedicated to helping you receive the training you need when you need it.

Minimum Requirements
Child foster care providers are required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of training annually. Some of the trainings are free and some of the trainings have a fee. For those classes that require payment, reimbursement is possible. Scott County will reimburse foster care providers for half of your training costs, provided your attendance is pre-approved by your licensor. Just submit your (1) Certificate of Attendance and (2) your receipt of payment for the training. Please contact your licensor if you have any questions.

Scott County Foster Care Training
Foster Care provider training is separated into 3 main categories: For More Information
For a list of additional training resources, please visit the Forms and Resources page.