(1) Therapeutic foster parents must each complete 18 hours of orientation and preservice training and 15 hours of training described in (2) (a) and (b) before initial licensure.
(2) Each year thereafter, therapeutic foster parents must complete a total of 30 hours of annual training that may include training in the general areas identified in ARM 37.51.1405(2) , but which must also include a minimum of 15 hours of training directly related to:
(a) the special needs of youth with emotional disturbances receiving treatment for their emotional disturbance in a treatment family environment; and
(b) the use of nonphysical methods of controlling youth to assure the safety and protection of the youth and others.
(3) Each therapeutic foster parent in a two parent foster home must complete at least five hours of training directly related to (2) (a) and (b) .