Foster Parent College is required for anyone interested in pursuing a foster care or adoption license/certification in Arizona.  Foster Parent College is a 5-week program that combines in-person classroom sessions with additional hours of online training.

Arizona mandates the following steps to be completed by the start of your first Foster Parent College class:
1. Select a licensing agency
2. Complete your application and intake interview with your agency
3. Have a level 1 fingerprint clearance card  (your licensing agency will help you obtain this free of charge)
4. Enroll in Foster Parent College with your licensing agency

This class does not commit you to becoming a foster or adoptive parent; it is designed to help you process and carefully consider the best route for you and your family.

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