The Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (AAICPC) was established in 1974 and consists of members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The AAICPC has authority under ICPC to "promulgate rules and regulations to carry out more effectively the terms and provisions of this compact." The AAICPC obtains its Secretariat Services, as an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA).
Have sufficient income to support themselves without relying on foster care payments.
Discipline children in a positive manner without the use of physical punishment.
Provide supervision appropriate to the age or specific behavior of the child as outlined by the social worker.
Complete a home inspection and the following training:
Blood Borne Pathogens
Caregiver Core Training
Any adult living in a potential foster home must:
Complete a background clearance check with the FBI and Washington State Patrol.
Submit tuberculosis tests dated within the last year.
Youth ages 16 to 18 in the household must complete a Washington State Patrol check.
Training (Education and Training):
Orientation - Applicants must complete an orientation session in person or online.
Care Giving Training - Applicants are required to take 30 hours of Caregiver Core Training and a First Aid/CPR and Blood Borne Pathogens course.
Training courses are offered regularly in all regions of Washington State.
Ongoing Training - All licensed family foster homes are required to complete ongoing training during each three year licensing period.
View Current Orientation Courses and Pre-Service Training Courses at http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/preService.asp
To be considered for a foster care license, an applicant must meet all requirements in WAC 388-148, inclucing: