Keep your Child Development Associate (CDA) certification up-to-date! If you have obtained CDA certification to work in childcare, you must renew your CDA Credential three years after the award date and every five years thereafter. Through the Child Development Associate Training Renewal program, you can fulfill this requirement, easily and affordably, as you work at your own pace in a flexible, self-directed online learning environment.
Through this series of courses, you will study crucial topics for continuing education in the field of childcare and gain the training you need to master the best practices for working with young children and their families. Topics include childcare business management, organizational leadership, and childcare and educational programming. Throughout, you will be guided by an experienced and knowledgeable instructor who can answer all your questions about the program material.
The courses included in the program provide 45 hours or 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) required by the CDA Council of renewing Child Development Associates. Our renewal courses were selected from the eight CDA competency areas to provide a breadth of knowledge for renewing Child Development Associates, and support renewal requirements for Associates original settings, age-level endorsement, and specializations.
You will be given six (6) months to complete the program; however, since the course work is self-paced, you may be able to complete it in less time. If you are not able to complete the program within six months, you can purchase an extension for one (1) month for $150.