In order to submit an application for the CDA Credential, candidates are required to have 480 hours of professional work experience. This experience needs to be with the age children that the candidate is applying for the CDA Credential.
The work experience must be within the three years prior to submitting the application to the CDA Council.
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Candidate Credentialing Checklist
CDA Competency Standards Book
CDA Family Questionnaire
CDA Process Overview
CDA Training Preview
Example CDA Training Certificate
Lesson Plans for Young Learners
Navigating the CDA Courses
Find CDA Scholarships
Professional Philosophy Statement
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