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CDA Credential Training Course

What is a CDA Credential?
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in Early Childhood Education. The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children. The Council works to ensure that the nationally-transferable CDA is a credible and valid credential, recognized by the profession as a vital part of professional development.

In order to qualify for a CDA Credential, the Candidate must have the following:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma/ GED or be currently enrolled in a high school career / technical program; and 

  • 480 hours of experience - the candidate must have obtained 480 hours of experience working with young children in the appropriate setting in the last three years.​


Elite Training will assist with... 

120 clock hours of training; Professional Portfolio guidance, and CDA Exam prep. 


Apply for your credential through the CDA Council.


Verification Visit with a PD Specialist and Exam.


Scores electronically submitted to the Council by PD Specialist and Pearson Vue Credentialing decision.


Elite's CDA Training Course will train and mentor candidates through the CDA credentialing process. The course covers 120 clock hours of training, CDA Exam coaching, and assistance with your Professional Portfolio. To better support every candidate's CDA journey, our training curriculum is broken down into the six Competency Standards. Our training program teaches each CDA functional area to help you refresh your knowledge and discover new teaching methods.

The program includes Orientation, The 8 CDA Subject Areas, Professional Portfolio, and CDA Exam Prep. Our course prepares you for the CDA Exam. This course requires a textbook. 



Online Conference

Online CDA Credential Training 

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Online Course Grants You Instant Access 24/7 and you can start now. Control Your Timeframe! There is no time limit for the CDA Online course.


Technology Interactive Learning
24/7 access to you
r course and view the interactive Scorm presentation, and videos, and have web chats with your Instructor.  This system is mobile friendly and you can use any mobile device android or apple, desktop or laptop.

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Webinar CDA Credential Training 

Virtual 4-Week Course: 

Thursday Nights 7PM-9PM

During the instructor-led webinar training course, the candidates will experience a live presentation on zoom with an instructor. ​Candidates will need reliable internet, any mobile device, desktop, tablet, or pad.  To support the candidates while enrolled and until they are awarded the credential, we give 24/7 access to all course materials and lessons.


CDA Credential Training Course

In-Person Houston,TX | 7 Week Course: Saturday 9AM-12PM


In-person CDA Credential Training is located in Houston, Texas.


In this instructor-led seven week course, receive face-to-face teaching in a small group environment, and receive hands-on help from an instructor.


The in-person classes are on the training calendar with specific times and dates.

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CDA Training


In-Person Houston, TX | 7 Week Course: Saturday 9AM-12PM


In-person Spanish session of the CDA Credential Training is located in Houston, Texas.


Virtual Webinar | 7 Week Course: Saturday 9AM-12PM

During the instructor-led webinar training course, the candidates will experience a live presentation on zoom with an instructor.


Professional Presentation

Private CDa group Training

Host a private CDA Group Training for your staff!

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