My CDA has expired, what do I do?

My CDA has expired, what do I do?

Has your CDA expired? Are you won­der­ing if you should renew or reap­ply? Peo­ple call every day with ques­tions such as, “Can I renew my nation­al CDA if it expired?” or “When does my CDA expire?” or “Is it too late to renew my nation­al CDA?” 

It can be easy to lose track of dates! Make sure to write down the date you received your CDA and the date it expires. Remem­ber, all CDAs issued after June 2013 must be renewed every three years.

Check the expiration date of your CDA

First things first, check the date that your cur­rent CDA expires to make sure that it has already expired. If it has not expired, check out the CDA renew­al steps on our web­site and order your CDA renew­al train­ing set.

If your CDA has already expired, we rec­om­mend that you con­tact the CDA Coun­cil to learn if they will offer renew­al amnesty and give you addi­tion­al time to sub­mit your CDA renew­al appli­ca­tion. Offi­cial­ly, the CDA Coun­cil requires that you com­plete a new nation­al CDA Cre­den­tial if you did not renew your expired CDA before its expi­ra­tion date. 

We always rec­om­mend that you con­tact the CDA Coun­cil before reapplying. 

Contact the CDA Council

You can con­tact the CDA Coun­cil on their web­site to learn if they will offer renew­al amnesty or give you addi­tion­al time to sub­mit your CDA renew­al application. 

If the CDA Coun­cil tells you that you must reap­ply, you will need to com­plete the ini­tial steps need­ed to sub­mit your appli­ca­tion. You will not need to redo your 120 hours of for­mal child­care train­ing if you per­sue the same CDA set­ting as you did orig­i­nal­ly. If you per­sue a new CDA set­ting then you will need to take train­ing spe­cif­ic to that CDA set­ting.

Please let us know how we can assist you fur­ther with the CDA process! 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!

*Please check the CDA Coun­cil for Pro­fes­sion­al Recog­ni­tion’s web­site for updates, changes, or exten­sions to their CDA renew­al amnesty pro­gram and sub­mis­sion deadline. 

3 thoughts on “My CDA has expired, what do I do?

    1. Hel­lo Tammy! 

      Thank you so much for your com­ment and we apol­o­gize for the delay. 

      For your ques­tion, please email us at info@carecourses.com so that we can fur­ther assist you. Thank you! 

      Sin­cere­ly,

      Care Cours­es CDA Sup­port Team

  1. My CDA has expired but I was told by my job that I can renew this I think they said by June or July, because of the pandemic.

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