Pre-Service Training Requirements for Applicants

Per MN Statutes 245A.50, All Applicants Must Complete the Following Training Before Licensure:

Child Growth and Development and Behavior Guidance Training

The applicant and each adult caregiver who provides care for more than 30 days in any 12-month period must complete 4 hours of child growth and development and behavior guidance training on "Developmentally Appropriate Behavior Guidance."  Child growth and development and behavior guidance training must be repeated annually.  Training must be approved by the Commissioner.

Supervising for Safety

The applicant and each adult caregiver who provides care for more than 30 days in any 12-month period must complete 6 hours of approved training on "Supervising for Safety."

CPR

When children are present, at least one caregiver must be currently trained in CPR and in the treatment of obstructed airways.  Training must be in-person, received from an approved CPR instructor, and must be repeated every 2 years.

First Aid Training

When children are present, at least one caregiver must be currently trained in first aid.  Training must be in-person, received from an approved first aid instructor, and must be repeated every 2 years.

SUID and Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) Training

  • All license holders, adult caregivers, substitutes, and teenage helpers who assist in care of infants must receive training on reducing the risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID).  This training must be completed prior to caring for infants.
  • All license holders, adult caregivers, substitutes, and teenage helpers who assist in the care of children under school age must receive training in Abusive Head Trauma (AHT).  This training must be completed prior to caring for children under school age.
  • SUID and AHT must be completed in-person or online through Develop at least once every 2 years.

Child Passenger Restraint Systems Training (if will be transporting children)

Before a license holder, staff person, or caregiver transports a child under age 9 in a motor vehicle, the person placing the child or children in a passenger restraint must complete training on the proper use and installation of child restraint systems.  This training may be used to meet initial or ongoing training requirements.  It must be repeated every 5 years.  Training must be provided by individuals who are certified and approved by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.