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Certification Renewal and Ongoing Training

Certified adult resource parents and relative resource parents need to complete 30 hours of training during each two year certification period.

  • RAFT training counts toward these 30 hours during your first certification period.
  • View training courses available to meet your certification renewal requirements or for continuous learning and skill development.

Certification renewal requirements

​T​ogether with your certifier, you will develop a two-year training plan based on your interests and training needs of children you are caring for or may care for in the future. 

You can take your training through a variety of ways including:​

  • Classroom training
  • On-line computer-based training
  • Viewing videos
  • Listening to audio recordings/podcasts
  • Reading books
  • Attending support groups
  • Conferences and seminars​

Classroom and distance training
  • 3 hour course = 3 training credits (credits are based on the length of the training)
Library materials and videos​


  • 100-170 pages = 1.5 hours
  • 171-275 pages = 3 hours
  • 276 – 375 pages = 4 hours
  • Over 375 = 5 hours
  • Over 475 = 6 hours

DVDs and Videos

  • 75 – 90 minutes = 1.5 hours
  • 91 – 120 minutes = 2 hours
  • Over 120 hours = 3 hours
Counseling and therapeutic services
  • ​ Count the time spent as part of and involved in the session. 
Support groups, mentoring, advisory committees, associations and peer gatherings

A maximum of 12 credited training hours for any 24 month period can be awarded for attending support group related activities or meetings as follows:

  • Structured Support Group: Maximum of 3 training credits
  • Unstructured Support Group: Maximum of 2 training credits
  • Mentoring Between Resource Parents or Relative Resource Parent Providers: Maximum of 1.5 training credits
  • Resource Parent Advisory Committee or local Foster (Resource) Parent Association meeting: 1 training credit
  • Social Gatherings of Resource ​and Relative Resource Providers: .5 training credit

Our training menu lists all our courses by topic area. You need a Workday Learning account to register for these trainings. 

Training menu

Training formats

Live/online scheduled training

A variety of live, online training sessions coordinated by ODHS Child Welfare. Registration is required.

Course schedule and registration

 On-demand training

Just-in-time modules and other training from various sources make these on-demand learning resources convenient for your schedule.

On-demand training

Have feedback or suggestions about ongoing training? ¿Comentarios y ideas de capacitación continua?