All caregiver applicants must complete a certified course on CPR/first aid and blood borne pathogens as part of getting their initial foster parent license. During COVID-19, the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) has made an exception to the in-person classroom requirement.
You can search and register for online courses using the Alliance catalog. All applicants must complete this training.
If you are a current licensed foster home needing recertification in CPR/first aid, the Alliance course “CPR and First Aid Recertification for Foster Parents” is currently available as a two-part training that can be started now.
Due to limitations for classroom training related to COVID-19 public health considerations, the CPR skills evaluation is currently on hold. You can complete the eLearnings and submit the certificate for licensure. Then, when the CPR skills assessment is opened again, you will be required to complete the skills assessment to be certified in CPR. A certificate will be issued once both parts are completed.