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Why use Care Courses? Because they're convenient, affordable and you learn so much!

Care Courses offers online training classes and book courses for child care providers, home visitors and parents. Use our childcare professional development clock hours for most US States continuing education inservice requirements and registries, for CDA Certification (Child Development Associate Credential), for CDA Renewal and for NAC Renewal. All our professional development courses give both Clock Hours and CEUs toward CDA Renewal. 

Our informative child care training programs can be completed anywhere and at any time. Study at home, at the park, or wherever is most convenient for you. Then go online to complete and submit your quiz. Our friendly, knowledgeable instructors offer unlimited free student support by phone or email, and are always happy to help!

Early childhood child care training can be fun, interesting, and relevant to your daily work and experience! We've been offering professional development classes for over 20 years; we love what we do and truly want to make your experience fantastic.


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Care Courses CDA Renewal Training: How do I renew my CDA?

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The CDA renewal process has several steps. Care Courses can help. The training portion can be completed with Care Courses, and our specialists can answer questions about any and all of the steps. Confused? Contact us at 1-800-685-7610 or send an email to: cda@carecourses.com for help with your CDA or CDA decisions.

Your CDA Credential is valid for three years from the award date, and it must be renewed before it expires. A CDA Credential may only be renewed for the original setting, age-level endorsement, and specialization. Additional information, including the CDA Renewal Procedures Guides for each setting, can be found on the CDA Council's website by clicking here.

The Council for Professional Recognition requires the completion of 4.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) of training as part of their CDA renewal process.

All CDA Renewal Candidates must meet the following requirements:
  • Proof of current Red Cross or other nationally recognized agency First Aid and Infant/Child (Pediatric) CPR certificate.
  • Proof of 4.5 CEUs in early childhood education/child development that is related to your CDA setting.
  • Letter verifying 80 hours of work experience with young children or families of young children within the past year
  • Letter of recommendation from an Early Childhood Education Professional.
  • Proof of membership to a national or local early childhood professional organization.
  • CDA Council Renewal fee: $150. Candidates who apply online using YourCDA will receive a discount of $25 and will be charged a $125 renewal fee.
  • You may submit your Renewal Application no sooner than six months before your credential expiration date. Note: You must renew your credential before it expires. Your credential will expire 3 years from the date of award.

Please Note: The CDA Council updated the renewal process on October 1, 2015. The renewal fee increased to $150 (from $100) if submitted by mail and $125 (from $75) if submitted online. For more information about the changes, please visit this link on the Council's website.

Please call us for specific renewal instructions for a Home Visitor CDA.
Updating your CDA "I love to renew my CDA through Care Courses! It's easy to do and I can do it on my own time when it is convenient for me. The best part is that after almost 30 years of working with young children I still find the books informative!"
– Bloomington, Indiana