Have an expired CDA? Read below to find out about a new, limited renewal option!

The Council for Professional Recognition recently announced a new program called the CDA Renewal Amnesty Program. Beginning March 1, 2012, anyone who has earned a CDA in the last ten years may apply for renewal, even if their CDA has expired. This means that all CDAs with a credential date of January, 2002 or later are eligible for Renewal Amnesty. This amnesty program will only last until December 31, 2012.

CDA Renewal Requirements:

  • 4.5 CEUs or 3 college-credit-hours of training within the last 5 years
  • A recommendation from an ECE professional who is familiar with your professional work
  • A pediatric first aid certificate
  • Membership in an ECE professional membership organization
  • A brief letter from a supervisor testifying that you have worked at least 80 hours in the past year

Apply online for a CDA Renewal, or contact the Council for further information:

Council for Professional Recognition
2460 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009-3547
Office hours: 8am – 5pm EST

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