Get Started As a Foster, Kinship or Adoptive Caregiver

Welcome—and congratulations on your decision to explore foster parenting!

CWTS offers free training developed to meet the specific needs of different kinds of caregivers. There are two certification programs available to caregivers in Colorado. Which caregiver are you?

Foster or Adoptive Caregivers: Those who will be caring for a child/youth who they did not previously know

Kinship Caregivers: Those who will be caring for a child/youth who they are related to or have a previous relationship with

To take any caregiver trainings, you will need to join one of the certification programs, even if you are not seeking certification.

If you are unsure which program or course you need to complete to be certified, please contact your certifying organization or county.

Read about the Foster/Adoptive Caregiver Certification Program.

Read about the Kinship Caregiver Certification Program.

Visit the CWTS learning management system (LMS) to get started.

Questions? Please drop us a line and we’ll be happy to help.