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SCFPA Training

SCFPA training is open to all Foster Parents, Adoptive Parents, Kinship Caregivers, DSS Child Welfare Staff, GALs, Group Home Staff, and Child Placing Agencies. There is no charge for attending our trainings.


The Latest Laws, Events, Resources, and other things that we feel is important to your success as a foster parent in South Carolina.  Also, you can join our News Letter and get Need-To-Know information sent to your email.

Foster Care

We accepted the challenge.

Now we challenge YOU!

Make a difference

Become a Foster
or Adoptive Parent

Being a Foster or Adoptive Parent isn’t easy and it isn’t for everyone. But, if you have a heartfelt calling to make a difference in the life of a child, it will be the most rewarding experience you will ever have.

Heartfelt Calling is a program of the South Carolina Foster Parent Association. Our mission is to recruit foster and adoptive families who can provide a safe and loving home for children when they cannot remain safely in their current home.

We are dedicated to recruiting and training families so that the best needs of the child are served during this time of separation.

Training FAQ's

All Preservice Training begins at 9:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm unless otherwise stated on your email confirmation.

Training is interactive. Questions are welcome. Please limit your questions to topics concerning the children, fostering, etc. and reserve questions about the licensing and/or approval process to be addressed by your worker.

Day 1 of Preservice Training MUST BE COMPLETED prior to attending Day 2.

Both applicants MUST attend the 14 hours of Preservice Training required for Foster Home Licensing and/or Adoption Approval.

There is a one-hour break for lunch during the allotted training schedule of 9 am-5 pm.

If you are unable to attend on a day you are scheduled for Preservice Training, please call the office at +1 (803) 865-2020
or Email Us to let us know to prevent being marked as “NO SHOW” on the attendance record.

Childcare is not provided for Preservice Training.

FREE Training access to 24/7

The SCFPA, in collaboration with SCDSS, has started a Learning Management System with recorded webinars that you have FREE access to 24/7. We also have links to other LMS systems where you can access FREE 24/7 learning opportunities and we have a link to the The Tips for Child Care Institute that provides urgent hours for a fee.

Supplemental Training

Other State, National, and Organizational Training opportunities and resources that may be available to you.

Other Websites

Resource Documents

Find Contacts by Region.

SCFPA organized


Whether you need community service hours or simply have a heartfelt calling to help children in need, we have opportunities available. Whether placing yard signs and posters, providing backpacks and/or contents for the Pack a SACK (Sponsor a College Kid) program, or starting a foster/adoptive parent program within your SC based church or organization…we have something for everyone!

Recent Social Worker of the Month Winners.

SCFPA wants to recognize workers who are making a difference in the lives of children.

Each worker selected will receive a $100 gift card and a Certificate of Recognition.

Nominate our next winner by sending the workers name, contact information and reason for nomination to SCFPA.

Policy & Disclaimer:

No information on this site is intended to serve as legal advice.
What Non-Discrimination? It is the policy of the SCFPA not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability.
Disclaimer The SCFPA is providing the information on this website as a public service. All information on this site is intended to be accurate, complete, and timely; however, the SCFPA does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. This website contains links to other websites. The SCFPA does not endorse, insure the accuracy of, or vouch for the safety and privacy of any linked sites nor does it assume any responsibility for the content found on those sites. The links provided on this site are intended to support and provide more information about the SCFPA and Foster Care. It is the responsibility of the web surfer to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. The SCFPA webmaster works diligently to make sure our site is accurate and timely. However, the immediate and fast-moving nature of this medium means that there may be links on this site that have changed or are no longer functional. We apologize in advance if this should occur and assure you that we are continually updating, reviewing, and improving our site and its content.