Care Courses 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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Care Courses is proud to have supported tens of thousands of early childhood professionals in successfully completing their formal CDA training hours. Our CDA training and CDA renewal training prepares CDA applicants for obtaining and renewing their National CDA credential. In July 2017, the CDA Council awarded Care Courses the new CDA Gold Standard certification in recognition of the quality of Care Courses training, the unlimited support services we provide for our students, and our effective learning management system.