What are the requirements for me to be licensed?

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Legal resident of U.S. and North Carolina
  • Complete 30 hours of training provided by CHS, specifically Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence: Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP), the North Carolina State recommended pre-certification program for prospective foster and adoptive families. We invite our families to the training after you have completed an application and a first interview has occurred with one of our Specialists.
  • Current First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Successfully complete of CHS Medication Administration training
  • Provide current medicals and Health History for all household members
  • Provide an approved Fire Inspection Form facilitated by your local fire department for your home
  • Provide certified copies of ALL marriage and divorce verification
  • No felony convictions involving child abuse, spouse abuse, crimes involving violence, DWI (within last 5 years)
  • No substantiated Child Protective Service Investigations
  • Willing to submit to a thorough assessment of your family and home