A Guide to the CDA Exam: Anxiety Management and Test Preparation

2 Clock Hours / 0.2 CEUs / $18.00

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Course Description

This course is appropriate for anyone preparing for their CDA Exam or who wants to improve their test-taking and reduce their test anxiety.

Embark on a comprehensive journey to help you take the CDA Exam (and any test) with confidence and ease. Learn about test anxiety, its roots, and effective strategies to overcome it.

This course offers a blend of scientific insights, real-life stories, and tips to ensure you’re not just prepared but also mentally ready for the exam. From the science behind stress and learning to practical test-taking strategies, this course is designed to help you acquire the skills needed for success. In it you will find practice CDA exam questions, information on the CDA exam components, and what to expect on test day.

Take this course and transform your test anxiety into test mastery. Join us and pave your way to CDA success!

See the learning outcomes and topics below for more information on what is covered in this course.

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A Guide to the CDA Exam: Anxiety Management and Test Preparation
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Acceptance information

This course is accepted for child care professional development training requirements in most states and for the CDA credential and for CDA renewal training requirements.

This course is still being submitted for approval toward childcare training requirements in Ohio.

Learning outcomes

After completing A Guide to the CDA Exam: Anxiety Management and Test Preparation you will be able to identify key concepts associated with test anxiety, identify strategies to overcome test anxiety, and describe effective test preparation strategies both in general and specifically for the CDA Exam.

Topics covered

  • Understanding test anxiety
  • Biological and psychological aspects of stress
  • Neural plasticity in learning
  • Short-term vs. long-term memory
  • Effective study techniques and scheduling
  • The role of positive affirmations in overcoming anxiety
  • Growth vs. fixed mindset
  • Physical well-being and its impact on test preparation
  • Importance of a support system in test preparation
  • Overview of the CDA exam and its components
  • Types of questions on the CDA exam
  • Utilizing official CDA exam resources
  • Test-taking strategies and time management
  • Understanding Pearson VUE testing centers and their rules
  • Practical application: CDA exam practice questions

Want to learn more? Read our blog: How to prepare for the CDA exam


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

Completion deadline

This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.

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