Training and Testing
Adult Foster Care Basic Training Program
DD adult foster care providers, resident managers and substitute caregivers must successfully complete the Adult Foster Care Basic Training Course and pass the Basic Training Examination prior to licensure and/or providing care to individuals. If you are planning on applying to become an adult DD foster care provider, substitute caregiver or resident manager, you must study the Basic Training Course manual and video links below.
Once you have studied the material and are ready for testing, please call 503-846-3155 to schedule a time to take the examination.
Foster Care Test Times:
- Monday: 9:00 a.m.
- Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.
- Friday: 9:00 a.m.
Testing is conducted at the Washington County DD Program office. Please plan to arrive early to allow time for parking, etc. Late arrivals will not be admitted and will be required to reschedule their testing appointment.
Oregon Administrative Rules require that all DD adult foster care providers, resident managers and substitute caregivers are literate in the English language and demonstrate the ability to comprehend and communicate in English orally and in writing. Therefore, interpreters are not allowed to be present during the examination.
Provider and resident manager applicants must pass the examination within two attempts. Substitute caregivers who are unable to pass the examination after two attempts must wait 14 days to retake the examination. Each subsequent test failure requires a 14-day waiting period to retake the examination.
Ongoing Training Resources
Foster providers and their staff are required to have at least 12 hours of approved training annually in order to maintain their foster care license. Homes certified as Level 2B or Level 2M may have additional training requirements as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rule 411-360-0070.
Trainings must be approved by the state's Adult Foster Home Training Credit Committee for them to count toward the annual training requirement. The state has established a training website for trainings that have been approved by the AFH Training Credit Committee for training credits. Providers may also seek training credit approval for trainings that have not yet been approved by utilizing the "Training Credit Approval" link found on this website.
Washington County is part of the Region 1 DD Training Co-Op which offers a variety of training opportunities to people who support individuals with disabilities.