What do I need to renew my CDA in Florida?

October 27, 2019 Off By idswater

What do I need to renew my CDA in Florida?

All CDA Renewal Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Proof of current Red Cross or other nationally recognized agency First Aid and Infant/Child (Pediatric) CPR certificate.
  2. Proof of 45 clock hours (4.5 CEUs) of training in early childhood education/child development that is related to your CDA setting.

How do I contact the CDA Council?

The Council staff is your resource for answers, assistance and support….Get In Touch.

Customer Service (800) 424-4310

How many CEU do you need to renew CDA?

4.5 CEUs
To renew your CDA, you will need to complete the equivalent of 4.5 CEUs of training and submit a renewal application to the Council for Professional Recognition.

How long does a CDA Renewal take?

45 hours
We offer a CDA Course (120 hours) and a CDA Renewal Course (45 hours) to meet the needs of early care and education professionals seeking the CDA Credential.

What is the difference between CDA and Fccpc?

The FCCPC stands for the Florida Child Care Professional Credential. It is the state of Florida’s equivalent of the CDA. Once a candidate successfully completes our FCCPC program, they will receive a certificate of training and Central Florida Institute of Training will send the Student Information to DCF.

Can I get my CDA online?

To apply for your initial CDA Credential, the cost is $425 for online applications and $500 for paper applications. CDA candidates save $75 by applying online! As part of the application process, you will select a CDA Professional Development (PD) Specialist from the Council’s online directory.

Why should an educator obtain a CDA?

The CDA® credential has many valuable benefits for all early childhood professionals, including helping early educators meet current state and national professional requirements and serving as a pathway to learning best teaching practices.

What happens unused CDA?

CDA funds cannot be withdrawn in cash. When the CDA is closed at the end of the year the child turns 12, any unused CDA balance will be transferred to the child’s Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA).