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CDA Credential: An Introduction

October 22 – December 3, 2018

The Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) is a nationally recognized entry level credential in the field of Early Childhood Education. It is issued by the Council for Professional Recognition.  Our free online course is designed for any professional early child care educator considering applying for the CDA Credential.  This 6-week course will answer the most frequently asked questions, clarify the somewhat confusing language used to describe the CDA credentialing process, and address eligibility requirements and questions about applying, demonstrating proficiency, and earning the CDA Credential.  Participants will gain a solid sense of the full credentialing process with this straightforward and informative course.

The certificate of 15 training hours obtained upon completion of this course can be used toward the 120 training clock hours needed to achieve the CDA Credential.

Training Level: Basic
Target Age Group: All
Training Hours: 15
DHR Categories: QCCL; CCPF
CDA Categories: 6
CKA Categories: ICFC; PPD
CCDF Categories: 20

Lisa Nunn is an Education Training Specialist for Alabama Public Television and a Professional Development Specialist for the CDA Council of Professional Recognition.  She can be reached by email at  She is looking forward to helping you learn more about the CDA Credentialing process.

Space is limited to the first 25 people that register.

This course can only be completed once.


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