What is the CDA renewal program?

This program allows anyone with a CDA® credential expiration date as far back as January 1, 2010, an opportunity to complete the renewal process and make their credential active again. The program is available from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. All applications and payments ($125) must be submitted online by December 31, 2021.

What is the deadline for the CDA renewal amnesty program?

You Have More Time Due to recent events, the Council is extending the deadline for the CDA Renewal Amnesty Program to December 31, 2021. We hope this extension will help ease your concerns and allow you the additional time you need to take advantage of this opportunity. Please stay safe and continue to follow CDC recommendations.

How do I get help with my CDA or CDA decision?

Contact us at 1-800-685-7610 or send an email to: [email protected] for help with your CDA or CDA decisions. The Council for Professional Recognition requires the completion of 45 clock hours (4.5 CEUs) of training as part of their CDA renewal process.

How long is my CDA valid for?

Your CDA® is valid for three (3) years from the award date so it is very important for you to renew your CDA Credential before it expires to remain an active CDA. The Council must receive your application by the expiration date to be accepted.

What happens at the end of the CDA Verification Visit?

At the end of the CDA Verification Visit, the CDA PD Specialist electronically submits the Candidate’s scores to the Council. What is the process to earn a CDA Credential?

How is the CDA credentialing program assessed?

The CDA credentialing program assesses Candidates using multiple sources evidence, including an exam, observation and professional portfolio with resources and competency statements prepared by the Candidate. Why should I apply to earn a Child Development Associate® (CDA)?