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Training Requirements for Currently Licensed 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. Each license year must include-
  • 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 search Develop. Some counties and/or community colleges occasionally offer this class also. 

Training Resources for In-Class and Online Courses
Develop- the Minnesota Quality Improvement & Registry Tool  
Eager to Learn (online training options for some required training topic areas)
MN Center for Professional Development  
ChildCare Aware