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