Becoming a resource or adoptive parent can be a life changing and rewarding experience. To become certified you must complete required training and renew your certification every two years.
Orientation training will introduce you to resource parenting and help you determine if this is the right step for you and your family. If you choose to take the next step and become a resource parent, relative resource parent or adoptive parent, this training is also part of the certification process.
Orientation information and registration
Required Certification training
Resource and Adoptive Family Training (RAFT) is ODHS Child Welfare’s required training curriculum for all resource parents, relative resource parents, and pre-adoptive parents. All resource parents must complete RAFT within 12 months of becoming a certified resource parent.
RAFT information and registration
Certification Renewal training
Ongoing training is availalbe for resource parents or relative resource parents to further their skill development. It's also available to meet the required
30 hours of ongoing training during each two year certification renewal cycle. There are several training options.
Ongoing training options