Mobile Friendly Course
Attention Mobile Device Users! This course may be mobile friendly. However, every mobile device is different. We are unable to guarantee that if you are trying to use a cell phone or tablet that you will not encounter technical challenges. We are unable to provide technical support if you are attempting to use a mobile device (cell phone, tablet, or any other device other than a computer). All though many students may find that they are able to use their mobile device to complete the course, this training was developed to be done on a computer. Use of a mobile device is at your own risk.
State Annual Training Approvals
This training may, or may not, meet annual training requirements in your state. Please provide us with your state, and any State registry ID number, and if we are able to record your completed training with your state, we will. In some cases, for annual state credit, you will need to submit the certificate to the appropriate registry and they may or may not award annual credit. The training is approved for the National CDA Credential regardless of whether annual continuing education credit is awarded.
Providing a State Registry number to us does not guarantee that your state will approve the training for annual continuing education credit.
CDA Credential Process Review
The CDA credentialing program is administered by the CDA Council at the Council for Professional Recognition, a non-profit organization whose mission is to “promote improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children ages birth to 5 years old.”
In addition to the 120 hours of training, you will need to put together a Professional Portfolio. The directions for the Portfolio are provided in the Competency Standards book that you order from the CDA Council. You will also need to have 480 hours of work experience within the three years prior to submitting the application to the CDA Council. Once you submit the application to the CDA Council, they will then send you an email to schedule your observation and CDA Exam. You will then contact a PD Specialist to schedule your observation, which will be at your program where you work. And, you will schedule your CDA Exam at a Pearson Vue testing center in your area. Once you have completed all of those steps, then the CDA Credential is awarded or denied by the CDA Council. For more information about the CDA Credential process go to www.cdacouncil.org.
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