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Understanding the CDA Credential and Process

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Course Length

2 hours (0.2 CEUs)

Delivery Method

Asynchronous eLearning


On-Demand eLearning

Course Summary

Studies show that well-educated, skilled caregivers are the basis for quality care and learning programs. The CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential is one of many ways to build knowledge and expertise as an early childhood professional. This course provides an introduction to understanding the CDA Credential, the CDA process, and its possible fit as a professional development path for the early educator.

CEU Credits

.2 CEUs

CDA Competency Area

Content Area VI: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism

MN KCF Content Area

VI: Professionalism


1 (Beginner)

State Approval



This course is designed to be part of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential curriculum. It covers CDA Subject Area 6: Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism.

This course can also be taken as a stand-alone learning event or as part of a broader early childhood education curriculum.