CK Adoption and Foster Family Portal
Foster Parent Annual Training Requirements
CK Foster Families
CK Foster Parents who are licensed to provide foster care services are required to participate in at least 30 hours of training annually. At least 20 of those hours must be from in person, face-to-face training events. This means that you can obtain up 10 hours of non-face-to-face training that could potentially count toward meeting your 30 hour requirement.
Please keep in mind that this is a requirement for each parent in a home. Each parent, not the home, must complete the 30 hours. The only exception to this is when a parent is licensed during the course of a year and we prorate the first years requirement. If you have any questions about this, please reach out to your CK Case Manager for clarification.
CK Behavior Management
8 Hours Annually
CK Foster Parents must complete a minimum of 8 hours of behavior management training annually. CK currently only accepts behavior management classes that are preapproved by CK and that are conducted in person. Online behavior management classes will not count toward this requirement. Expiration of this training occurs on the date you participated in the training the previous year. So if you previously took the training on July 1, 2015 you must participate in an additional 8 hours of behavior management on or before July 1, 2016 to remain in good standing.
CPR & First Aid
Hours Vary Depending on Instructor
CK Foster Parents must participate in CPR & First Aid certification classes every two years from the date of the previous certification. If you previously took these classes on July 1, 2014 you would need to recertify on or before July 1, 2016 to remain in good standing. Please note that CK is only able to accept in person, face-to-face classes that include a written test for this requirement. Online CPR & First Aid classes will not be accepted. Please ensure that the CPR portion includes infant, child, and adult instructions.
CK Policies & Procedures for Medication Administration
.5 Hours Annually
CK Foster Parents are required to participate in this half-hour (.5 hours) online training annually from the date of your previous participation. If you previously participated in this class on July 1, 2015 you would need to participate again on or before July 1, 2016 to remain in good standing. Tap here to watch the training video. Tap here to complete your posttest and obtain your certificate. Submit your certificate to your CK Case Manager. Each foster parent must complete their own individual certificate for this training.
DFPS Online Psychotropic Medication Training
2 Hours Annually
CK Foster Parents are required to participate in this 2 hour online training annually from the date of previous participation. If you participated in this class previously on July 1, 2015 you must do so again on or before July 1, 2016 to remain in good standing. Tap here to access the training. Please remember to submit the certificate of completion to our CK Case Manager. Each foster parent must submit their own individual certificate for this class.
DFPS Online Medical Consent Training
2.5 Hours Annually
CK Foster Parent are required to participate in this 2.5 hour online training annually from the date of previous participation. If you participated in this class previously on July 1, 2015 you must do so again on or before July 1, 2016 to remain in good standing. You can access the training by tapping here. Please remember to return your certificate and completed Form 2759 to your CK Case Manager to receive credit for this class. Each Foster Parent must submit their own individual certificate and FORM 2759 for this class.
Cultural Competency Training
3 Hours Annually
CK Foster Parents are required to participate in a minimum of 3 hours of cultural competency annually. If you participated in this class previously on July 1, 2015 you must do so again on or before July 1, 2016 to remain in good standing.
- CK frequently offers this class in person, check the listing of upcoming training opportunities on our website to see when the next class is scheduled.
- CK Foster Parents are also allowed to obtain these hours watching this video and then taking this test to obtain a certificate of completion.
- Here is a CK approved website to obtain this training. There are 3 trainings on this website that are over 3 hours that can be taken and turned in for annual credit.
Remember to turn in your certificate to your CK Case Manager to obtain credit.
CK Adoption and Foster Families
If you plan to attend any CK Family Services training classes, please ensure that you reserve your space by contacting your Case Manager or calling the office that is hosting the training. In order for us to have better communication with attendees, it is important that we know who is attending each class in the event that a class must be cancelled.
CK P&P for Medication Administration Training Video
Click here to take the CK P&P for Medication Administration post training test. You must complete the test with a score of at least 70% to receive your certificate for this training. Submit the certificate to your Covenant Kids Family Development Assistant (for families seeking license as a CK Family) or to your Covenant Kids Case Manager (for licensed CK Families) to receive credit hours for participating in this training.
Please note that there are two additional medication training classes that our families are required to complete annually (in addition to the one above). They are the DFPS Medical Consenter Training and the DFPS Psychotropic Medications Training. Please contact your CK case manager if you have questions about these classes.
CK Family Forms
You can download CK Family Services Adoption and Foster Family forms right from this website! The forms on this page are specifically for families verified by CK Family Services. Simply click on the name of the form that you need and save the document onto your computer so that you will be able to print or type your information into the form.