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CDA Courses

What Is A CDA Credential?

The Child Development Associates Credential is a nationally recognized certificate for Early Childhood Educators. We are proud to offer the training required as part of the CDA Credentialing process:

  •    Initial CDA Credential training = 120 hours of ECE training  | Independent Study (Workbook Version or Online Version) or Cohort Guided Study

  • ​   Renewal CDA Credential training = 45 hours of ECE training  |  Workbook Version or Online Version


For detailed information on the FULL CDA credentialing process, please go to  


  • Hybrid: 22 hours Zoom Classes + 98 hours Self Study

  • Live Zoom classes monthly (No need for travel)

  • Self Study Options: Workbook or online

  • Learner Support by a dedicated trainer

  • Individual or Group registrations

  • Assistance with the CDA Assessment Requirements

  • Learn with a cohort of other ECE teachers

  • 20 WA STARS hours included

  • $350 per person

Sign up for a cohort to study with other learners and a live trainer

COHORT #1 - Click here for schedule/ IN PROGRESS

Course Dates: 09/09/2023 - 04/13/2024

COHORT #2 - Click Here for the Schedule

Course Dates: January 2025 - August 2025

COHORT #3 - Schedule coming soon

Course Dates: May 2024 - December 2024


Choose one of these options if you want to work at your own pace/ on your own

Option 1 - Workbooks:

  • CDA Initial Prep Course

120 Hours |  $350 

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Option 2 - Online Course:

  • CDA Initial Prep Course

120 Hours | $350 

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  • CDA Renewal Course

45 Hours | $200

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