If you’re won­der­ing “Is there a time lim­it for the CDA?” We can help! If you are using Care Cours­es to com­plete the 120 hours of train­ing for your Nation­al CDA, you have 12 months to com­plete your coursework. 

The CDA Process

The process of obtain­ing your CDA typ­i­cal­ly takes six to eight months (on aver­age) to com­plete, but every can­di­date is different. 

The CDA Coun­cil does not rec­og­nize an indi­vid­ual as a Can­di­date for the Cre­den­tial until that per­son has sub­mit­ted their appli­ca­tion and assess­ment fee. 

So you have as long as you need to pre­pare the com­po­nents nec­es­sary to be able to sub­mit an application. 

Is there a time limit?

If your cur­rent employ­er has a time frame that they’d like you to adhere to, then you need to make sure you have ample time to meet their deadlines. 

The only time lim­it that the CDA Coun­cil has when you are work­ing on your CDA Cre­den­tial is the one for sched­ul­ing your Ver­i­fi­ca­tion Vis­it and CDA Exam.  You will have a six-month win­dow after receiv­ing the “Ready to Sched­ule” notice to take your CDA Exam and have your Ver­i­fi­ca­tion Visit. 

Let Care Cours­es Help You Earn Your CDA Cre­den­tial!

Once you’ve earned your CDA you must renew it every three years. 

Care Courses Support

Please let us know how we can be of addi­tion­al assis­tance! Call us: 1–800-685‑7610, Mon­day through Fri­day, 9–5 ET, or email us days, evenings and week­ends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help!

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