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Gain "National" Professional Recognition In Your Field
Earn Your Child Development (CDA) Associate Credential
Recognized By The Council for Professional Recognition.
CDA Eligibility Requirements:
Minimum of a high school diploma/GED
480 clock hours (about 3 months) of experience working with children within three years of beginning your application.
120 hours of training in eight core subject areas. Purchase these training hours here!
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What Does It Cost To Earn My CDA & What Grants/Scholarships Are Available
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What Are The Steps For CDA Certification?
Family Child Care Competency Standards
This $25 book is a requirement for your CDA. It is to be purchased through the Council's website. Per the council website, It will include the credentialing process, the CDA Competency Standards and all of the forms a Candidate will use, including an application, Family Questionnaires, and the official Comprehensive Scoring Instrument (the Observation Tool) used by the CDA Professional Development Specialist, as of June 1, 2013. Buy it early on!
Council for Professional Recognition's Application & Testing Process
We only handle the CDA training portion of your CDA credentials. Once your training with us is complete you will apply with The Council for Professional Recognition. Their online application cost (which includes testing) is $425 and $500 for a paper application. These cost can add up! Luckily, there are state grants/scholarship funding to help you pay for your application/testing costs. For more information on how to get a scholarship check out the Council's scholarship list by state. Here is the link to find your state's grant and scholarship information. Scholarships!
Council for Professional Recognition's CDA Renewal & Amnesty
Your CDA credential last for three years. It is important to renew before it expires. Give yourself plenty of time to renew. Click on the link for the Council's instructions and steps for renewal. They have also launched an amnesty program for CDA holders that have let their credential run out from past years. The amnesty program is available until December 31, 2021. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to renew. They are making it easier than ever to get back in compliance. Click on this link for more info. - CDA® Renewal Amnesty Program