PCC offers Foster Youth Caregivers the training and licensing programs required for earning and renewing your license to be a kinship provider. Our courses and workshops provide quality education and support so you can meet the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of foster youth.

Becoming a Foster Parent

Looking to earn your foster parent or kinship provider certification? We offer classes throughout the year to earn your certification.

Are you interested in becoming a Foster/Resource parent?

SCI Certification

Looking to care for a child with special needs? We offer Special Care Increment (SCI) certification classes.

Renewal Workshops

If you are currently a kinship provider or licensed foster parent, attend our workshops to keep your specialized care rate and renew your license. View our calendar to register for available workshops.

Register for Workshops


Yes, you must attend these classes to keep your specialized care rate and to renew your RFA certification. 

RFA Renewal (RR) = 8 hrs;
W-rate (W) = 4hrs; 
SCI Renewal (SS) = 6 hrs

You will now take classes labeled as SCI Specialized (SS)

Your CSW will request an LOC/SCI assessment when you either receive a new placement, or when it is time for your annual D or F rate reassessment, whichever happens first.

You can begin taking the SCI training now, you do not have to wait for your CSW to initiate the LOC protocol.  The training will assist you with being prepared for the conversion.  If you were previously certified in D-rate or F-rate, you do not need to take the 12-hour Pre-service class, you can take the 6-hour SCI Basics for Previous D & F Rate Caregivers.

You will receive a certificate at the end of class.

You may only receive training hours from the community colleges’ Foster/Kinship Care Education (FKCE) departments and directly from the training division of the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). A limited number of hours are accepted for online trainings.

No, you may not bring children to class. Only children ages 14 and up may attend workshops that are listed as combined for teens and parents. WE DO NOT PROVIDE CHILDCARE.