Training Schedules

Resource Family Approval Orientation

Address: Kern County Department of Human Services: Columbus Center-Orientation Room
3711 Columbus St.
Bakersfield CA 93306

Pre-Register: Call the Registration Line to (661) 631-6204

Schedule: Orientation is offered the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (only the 2nd Thursday in November and December)
Spanish Foster Care orientation is the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information on becoming a Resource Parent please call (661) 631-6204 or visit the Kern County Department of Human Services website.

Resource Family Approval (RFA) Training

Resource Family Approval Training is a training series for participants interested in becoming a Resource Family (Foster Parent, Relative Caretaker or Non-Related Extended Family Members). This training fulfills the Kern County Department of Human Services training requirements. The training is a 12-hour series broken into four sessions and will be offered twice a month. For further information, please contact (661)395-4991.

Pre-Register: Call the registration line at (661) 395-4991.

RFA trainings are currently being offered virtually through Zoom and In-Person.

Resource Family Approval (RFA) Training Schedule


In-Service Training

Trainings are recommended for Resource Families, Group Home Staff, and other professionals working with children.

Resource Families will fulfill training hours for licensing.

Child Care? No. Sorry, child care is not provided.

Pre-register: Call the registration line (661)-395-4991

Walk-ins? Yes! Walk-ins are also welcome!

Download or Print the In-Service Training Schedule (forthcoming).

In-Service Training Schedule