In California, possession of a CDA qualifies you for the Child Development Associate Teacher Permit.
In California, possession of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential may be used as nine semester units of credit toward the overall 24 semester unit requirement for the Teacher, Master Teacher, Site Supervisor and Program Director Permit levels.CDA process. Click to sign up for a free CDA tutorial. Care Courses makes every effort to ensure that all information on our website is accurate. However, we cannot absolutely guarantee the accuracy of licensing information as states frequently update and change their regulations, standards and statutes.