Frequently Asked Questions
I am interested in becoming a foster parent, how do I go about getting started?
The first step would be to contact the DCFS foster parent recruitment hotline at 1-888-811-1121. They will get you started on the process of becoming a foster parent with the county and tell you what you need to do.
There are hotlines that you can call if you have questions or concerns. If you are a foster parent, you can call 800-697-4444. If you are a kinship care provider, you can call 888-694-7263 or 562-777-1751. For foster payments, please call 800-697-4444.
I am a kinship care provider, do I need to attend a kinship orientation and a KEPS
As a relative caregiver (also known as a kinship care provider), it is now required by DCFS for you to attend both a kinship orientation and a 36-hour KEPS training. Please see the schedule of class listings to sign up for both of these.
I want to register for a FKCE class at Cerritos College, what is the process?
To register for our online classes, please use this Google Form Link.
To keep your license current, you must complete the following renewal hours:
RFA Renewal: 8 hours
B-Rate Renewal: 12 hours
D-Rate Renewal: 18 hours
F-Rate Renewal: 12 hours
W-Rate Renewal: 4 hours
*Please note that the training should always align with the needs of the child.
You can receive renewal hours by attending any of our workshops except the Pre-Service Certification Trainings. These particular trainings are offered to resource parents who are earning their D, F, or W rate certifications for the first time.