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Training Requirements for Applicants

For training requirement information prior to becoming a licensed family child care provider, please click here for an explanation of the required classes.
In summary, the following classes are required:

  1. Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) & Abusive Head Trauma
  2. Supervising for Safety
  3. Developmentally Appropriate Behavior Guidance
  4. CPR & First Aid

Training Requirements Currently Licensed Family Child Care Providers


You must have verification of 16 hours of training each license year. Your license year is based off of your license expiration date. For example, if your license expires July 1st, then your license year is from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016. The mandated trainings must be taken within a year of each other- for example, If you took an Active Supervision class on April 15, 2016, you must take another Active Supervision class by April 30, 2017 to stay compliant. The online classes listed in Develop are count toward meeting the mandated training requirements.

Each license year must include the following mandated training topic areas-

  • 2 hours of Child Growth & Development/Behavior Guidance - your class must be listed as Core Competency area IV to meet both the Child Growth & Development and the Behavior Guidance requirement. If the class is listed only as a Core Competency area I you will need to take an additional class in the Core Competency area IV to fully meet this training requirement

  • 2 hours of Supervising for Safety- any course title beginning with "Active Supervision:" will meet this requirement 

  • SUID & Abusive Head Trauma Training (required every 2 years)- this can be completed either in-person or taking an online class
 
  • SUID & Abusive Head Trauma Videos (required on off years to the above listed training)- The videos are located on the DHS webpageFor proof of completion of this requirement print off and sign the Verification form at the bottom of the DHS webpage. All videos listed on their webpage must be watched to fully meet this requirement

  • CPR & First Aid (required every 2 years)

Children and Restraint Systems (C.A.R.S.) Training- Providers who want to transport children in their vehicle are required to take a certified Child Restraint System training. For more information about child restraint systems and classes held throughout the state, visit www.buckleupkids.state.mn.us, or search Develop. Some counties and/or community colleges occasionally offer this class also. 

Finding and Registering for Trainings

To register for a training, you must create an account in 
Develop- the Minnesota Quality Improvement & Registry Tool. You will pay for classes online also. Trainings are sometimes offered through local child care associations-  it is not required to have a Develop account to attend those trainings.

Things to remember about Develop:
  • Develop requires registration to a class by one week prior to the class date. Walk-ins will not be accepted at the class site. 
  • You only have to register to be able to sign up for classes
  • After you have registered as an individual, you can register as an organization- this will allow any person who must complete training in order to help/substitute/work in your daycare to be signed up for classes under you without having to create a new account for themselves. You will also be able to monitor if they have taken the class yet, or when they may be due to complete a class again.