The Praed Foundation provides this site to facilitate training and certification on a variety of outcomes management tools including the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), the Family Advocacy and Support Tool (FAST), the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA), and the Readiness Inventory for Successful Entrepreneurship (RISE). In addition to training on these tools, certification and recertification is provided. Administrators can track the certification status of their staff through administrative access features.

This site is provided to trainees at a cost to promote the widespread application of these communimetric approaches. The site is organized by jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions purchase this site for use by people working in that jurisdiction. Other jurisdictions utilize a pay as you go fee for use of the site. This payment can be made by charge card or it is possible to purchase coupons for any of the sites by contacting the support desk

For those of you who already have access to, here is a comprehensive pdf on how to navigate the site and an FAQ for additional questions! Additional support for navigating the training site can be found on the Praed Foundation page.

For a quick guide on how to complete a CANS, FAST, or ANSA, view the Tip Sheets Below!


Defining a NEED and a STRENGTH
Defining a Caregiver
TCOM’s Targetted Tools
Using the Data
Equality vs. Equity
Complicated versus Complex: Implications for Collaboration
Lean Management and TCOM

Any additional questions about the training site? Add a comment below and we will answer!


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  2. Hi, I took the ANSA final exam twice and passed; valid for 6 months, but wanted to review my wrong answers to get an idea of what I am doing wrong so I can improve. I searched for quite some time and couldn’t find it. How can I do this?


  3. I am interested in this type of training and employment opportunities. Are agencies in the Panhandle of Texas utilizing persons with the appropriate certifications?


  4. My Training certificate is expiring in November 2018. I just need to update the California CANS 50 1.0 training correct not the Los Angeles County CANS 1.0? Just want to be prepared.


    1. Good Afternoon Shannon,

      Please check with your agency to see which course you need to certify in.



  5. I am trying to take the San Mateo Co CANS Juvenile Justice exam to obtain trainer certification but my account says it needs to be renewed. I am not sure how to proceed. I have a code given to me by my employer.


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  7. I completed the San Mateo County youth probation CANS training in August and am trying to take CANS test and I’m not sure where to find it


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