The State of Missouri requires foster parents to renew licensure every two years. As part of your licensure renewal, you must complete 30 hours of approved training. The chart below provides both mandatory and optional trainings to help you meet your 30 hours of required in-service training.

Training Hours Requirement Training Type
NTDC Right Time Trainings (15 total) 15 Hours
(1 Hour per course)
Optional Virtual
Annual In-Service 2023
1 Hour Mandatory Virtual
Foster Care Bill of Rights (SB160) Presentation 1 Hour Mandatory Virtual
Reasonable & Prudent Parenting 2 Hours Mandatory Virtual
Legal Aspects Trainings
5 Hours Mandatory Virtual
Informed Consent 2 Hours Mandatory Virtual
Psychotropic medication management 2 Hours Mandatory Virtual
CPR/FA 6 Hours Mandatory In-person*
Introduction to Trauma
Course Materials: In addition to the watching "Introduction to Trauma," you must also read these accompanying materials:
3 Hours Optional Virtual
Importance of Sibling Placement
Course Materials:
7 Hours Optional In-person*
Understanding and Managing Trauma Symptoms without Medications
1 Hour Optional Virtual
Healthy Sleep Habits
1 Hour Optional Virtual
1 Hour Optional Virtual
Anti-Depressant & Anti-Anxiety Medication Use in Children 1 Hour Optional Virtual
Anti-Psychotic & Mood Stabilizers Medication Use in Children 1 Hour Optional Virtual
Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care 1 Hour Optional Virtual
Supporting Youth in Foster Care in Making Healthy Choices 1 Hour Optional Virtual
Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents 1 Hour Optional Virtual
Grief & Loss Coping Strategies 1 Hour Optional Virtual

*Contact your case worker to register for a class near you