For renewal: Each certified adult in a resource parent or relative resource home must complete 30 hours of training during each two year certification period. All hours of RAFT training during the first two years of certification are credited to these 30 hours. A variety of Ongoing Training courses are also available for recertification.
Training Plan: Together with your certifier, a two year training plan will be developed based on your interests and training needs relevant to the age and gender of children you care for, including any unique issues related to mental and medical health, educational or developmental needs.
At least half (50%) of your training credits should be taken through face to face or interactive training.
This includes: Classroom training Distance delivery (Netlink, webinar, online computer-based training) Attending support groups Conferences and seminars
The other 50% of your continuing training can be done through independent study, which includes reading books, articles, viewing videos and DVDs or listening to audio recordings.