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CDA Credential Benefits by State

The CDA Credential is an early childhood education certification granted by the Council for Professional Recognition (CDA Council) in Washington D.C. Getting a CDA Credential is a great achievement. Having a CDA has many benefits across the U.S. Depending on where you live, a CDA Credential (often plus experience or additional education) may qualify you to be a daycare center director or administrator, lead teacher, group family home provider, or teacher's assistant.

Click your state below to learn how a CDA Credential can benefit you.

What our CDA students say

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“I love Care Courses! I have been working to get my CDA and love that I can do it as fast or slow as I want. Everyone I talk to is always so nice and helpful. I will be taking more courses when I am done with these at the end of this month. Thank you!”

Fruitport, Michigan

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“I just completed my first 20 hours for my CDA renewal. The material is fantastic! I learned so much! Thank you.”

Cle Elum, Washington

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“I love the care courses. I can work on my clock hours for my CDA at my own pace. They are extremely informative and up to date as it relates to early childhood.”

Oswego, Illinois