Register for training
View foster care training currently available (PDF)
The new registration system for foster parents of the Hennepin County Foster Care program has started! The new system not only allows you to register for classes, but it also tracks all of your learning. You will need to create a Hennepin Learning Account – the process takes just a few minutes.
To learn about creating your Hennepin Learning Account, email email@example.com. You will need to provide the following information to get the instructions:
- Your first and last name
- Name of your Hennepin County Foster Care Licensing Worker
After you attend the information session, you can submit the initial foster care paperwork. You will then begin working with a licensor who will meet with you, complete a home safety check, and write your home study. During this process, you will also complete the required background study and additional required paperwork and training.
The licensing process typically takes three to six months to complete. The process can take longer if paperwork or training is incomplete, if you are unavailable for scheduled appointments, or if there is a delay in the background study due to a foster care applicant previously living out of the country or state or having a criminal history. For those who take an emergency placement of a relative child, the expectation is that applicants work with their licensor to complete all requirements and be licensed within 120 days Once you have completed all of your licensing requirements, the county has 20 days to make a recommendation about your license application.