Credential and how to use Care Courses to get the credential. First, Care Courses can be used towards the 120 clock hours of training you need to get the National CDA issued by the Council for Professional Recognition. Once you obtain your CDA from the CDA council, you will meet the requirements needed to obtain your Florida Staff Credential!
Wondering how much time you have to complete your CDA exam and Verification Visit? Trying to find the your CDA exam and verification visit deadline? You have come to the right place!
One of the requirements to apply for your National CDA is to have a high school diploma or equivalent. One question we often get at Care Courses is, can I use my high school diploma from another country for the National CDA?
Renewing your national Child Development Associate (CDA) credential? The CDA Council requires that you submit proof of membership in an early childhood professional organization. Your membership must be current at the time you submit your CDA renewal application.
Learn how to create a professional portfolio for your CDA Credential. Watch our professional portfolio video!
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?”
The Child Development Associate (CDA) credential is the most widely recognized credential in the early childhood education field. Earning your CDA confirms to employers, parents, and others that you understand and meet the highest standards in early childhood care and education.