Renewing Your License

  • Your foster license is good for three years.
  • During each licensing cycle, you are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education credits.
  • You must keep your CPR and First Aid certification current.

To learn more about how to access training, visit the CaRES and Alliance training webpage. You will be notified in advance when your license will expire and given the steps to renew.

To renew or update your CPR certification:

  1. Search the web for an in-person class near you that fits the age group you want to care for (adult, child, and infant certifications are available).
  2. Verify with the trainer that the class meets national standards set by the American Heart Association.
  3. Keep your receipt and certification card.
  4. Once your license is issued, you can request reimbursement for the class from your licensor.

Steps to Renewing Your License

For any questions about the status of your license, contact your assigned LD worker.