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Adult Foster Care Training and Testing

Provides information about training and testing requirements for foster providers for people with developmental disabilities in Washington County.

Office Closure Notice

The lobby of the Developmental Disabilities office located at 3700 SW Murray Blvd, Ste. 2100, in Beaverton, will be temporarily closed effective February 5, 2024 until further notice. This office location will still accept documents in the drop box located outside of the building and is open for appointment only. If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact the main line at: 503-846-3150. Thank you for your understanding. 

Looking for application or orientation information? Visit this page.

Adult Foster Care Basic Training Program

DD adult foster care providers, resident managers and substitute caregivers must complete the Adult Foster Care Basic Training Course.

You must also pass the Basic Training Examination before you can get your license or provide care to residents. Applicants to become an adult DD foster care provider, substitute caregiver or resident manager must study the Basic Training Course manual and video links below.

  • Adult DD Foster Care Basic Training Course Videos
  • Adult DD Foster Care Basic Training Course Manual

After you have attended orientation, studied the material, and are ready for testing, email [email protected] to schedule your test.

Oregon Administrative Rules require all DD adult foster care providers, resident managers, and substitute caregivers to comprehend and communicate in English both orally and in writing. Interpreters are not allowed to be present during the examination. 

Provider and resident manager applicants must pass the test within two attempts.

Substitute caregivers who do not pass the test after two attempts must wait 14 days to retake the test. After each test failure you must wait 14 days to retake it.

Ongoing Training Resources

Foster providers and their staff must have at least 12 hours of approved training each year. This is required to maintain your foster care license.

Homes certified as Level 2B or Level 2M may have extra training requirements as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 411, Division 360.

A training must be approved to count toward your annual training hours. Trainings are approved by the state's Adult Foster Home Training Credit Committee. The state has a training website that lists courses approved for training credits.

If a training is not approved, providers can ask the state to approved the training. Use the "Training Credit Approval" link on the state training website.  

DD Training Co-Op also has training opportunities for providers who support people with disabilities.

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