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California CDA

What are the benefits of having a CDA Credential in California? 


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.

Please contact the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (916-322-4974) for additional details regarding General Requirements for Child Development Permits.

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We strongly advise you to consult your state’s childcare regulations prior to pursuing any training.