Learning Programs

GPSII/MAPP Leader Certification (Virtual Course)

About GPSII/MAPP Leader Certification (Virtual Course)

 GPSII (Group Preparation and Selection II) is a program that helps prospective foster and adoptive parents make informed, mutual decisions with agency about whether foster parenting or adopting is right for their family.

This 8-day train-the-trainer workshop will certify the learners to conduct the 30 hour GPSII/MAPP curriculum on a virtual platform.

Who Should Attend?

 This course is designed for Foster care and adoptive caseworkers, supervisors, homefinders, Directors of Social Services, and agency administrators in ACS Provider Agencies who are Certified GPSII Leaders.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:

  • Be provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to use the tools in the GPSII/MAPP programs to assess and prepare prospective foster/adoptive families
  • Be able to observe and practice effective facilitation skills for adult learning.
  • Be able to access the curriculum, powerpoint, and videos to conduct the GPSII/MAPP program 

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An online pre-test accessed through the Cornerstone Learning Management System.
  • An 8-day online workshop.
  • An online post-test accessed through the Cornerstone Learning Management System.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education Credits

There are no CEUs associated with this course.


To register and for more information about this course, please contact Marta Colon at [email protected]. For more information about the Workforce Institute, please email [email protected] or call (212) 748-1898.

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