New applicants must complete the following pre-service training requirements prior to licensure. Only qualified trainings through the Minnesota Center for Professional Development are accepted.
These trainings can be found on Develop – The Minnesota Quality Improvement and Registry Tool.
All trainings can be accessed in-person or online (except CPR, see guidance below).
Pre-license training requirements
- Child Growth & Development/Behavior Guidance (one of the following ways):
- One 4-hour course: Developmentally Appropriate Behavior Guidance
- Two 2-hour courses in Knowledge and Competency (KCF) area II.C.
- Two 2-hour courses (one course KCF I + one course KCF II.C.)
- Supervising for Safety for Family Child Care (6–8 hours depending on in-person or online)
- Pediatric CPR (must be completed in person)*
- First Aid*
- SUID – Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (required when caring for children ages birth – 1 year)
- AHT – Abusive Head Trauma (required when caring for children ages birth – 5 years)
- Child Passenger Restraint (if intend to transport children)
* CPR training must be provided by American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or other nationally recognized, evidence-based program for CPR training and incorporate psychomotor skills to support the instruction. First aid training must be provided by an individual approved to provide first aid instruction.