As a foster parent, you are required to renew your license each year, before it expires. It’s essential to keep your license up-to-date. A lapsed license could lead to a disruption for the children in foster care in your home. Utah’s Office of Licensing (OL) will send you a renewal packet 30–60 days before your license expires. The documents in this packet need to be filled out and sent back to OL within the time frame stated in the packet.
Important: this packet is usually e-mailed to you—so keep your eyes peeled. If you don’t see it, it may be in your junk e-mail folder.
- 16 hours of in-service training are required for each family. In two-parent households, these may be split between the primary caregiver (12 hours) and the secondary caregiver (4 hours).
- Mail your completed training log (PDF) to your region’s UFC trainer.
- Fill out a new background screening application (PDF) and mail to OL.
- Fill out other paperwork in the packet and mail to OL.
After OL receives all of your completed renewal paperwork, a licensor will call you to set up an appointment to do a re-check of your home. Once that is completed, an updated license will be granted and mailed to you.
We highly recommend getting in-service hours throughout the year. Not only will you receive helpful and supportive information during your parenting experience, you won’t need to panic during the last month trying to find suitable training to meet the required renewal hours!