Materials You Will Need


CDA Competency Standards Books

The book includes information and documents you need to begin your CDA credentialing process.

$25.00  |  Purchase


Welcome to YourCDA - the Online CDA Application


You can use YourCDA to apply for your initial CDA or to renew your CDA before it expires.

To use YourCDA, please have the following:

Initial CDA:

- a valid email address
- your Director's email address
- your PD Specialist's ID number

How to Apply Online for an Initial CDA

CDA Renewal:

- a valid email address
- your ECE Reviewer's valid email address

How to Apply Online for a CDA Renewal

Please Remember:

  • You can only check your application status online if you are applying online.
  • You can submit the application anytime.
  • You can always save your work and continue later.

Why Apply Online?

  • Check your status anytime (only if you are applying online)
  • Receive and submit your Director or ECE Reviewer recommendation letter electronically
  • Pay the online fee electronically (you can pay via credit card, check, money order, or agency scholarship)
  • Communicate quickly with the Council
  • Get automatic updates as to where you are in the process

Solutions to Common Problems

- You need to disable the pop-up blocker in your internet browser for the YourCDA registration process
- Please add yourcda @ to your email contacts to ensure CDA notifications arrive in your inbox