Advanced Career Pathways

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Become a CDA Gold Standard Specialist™

The Council offers the CDA Gold StandardSM to ensure CDA® training provided to students is best-in-class and provides preparation for the entire CDA process. Get details about this important role and how to become a CDA Gold Standard Specialist™.

Become a CDA Professional Development Specialist™

If you enjoy mentoring, coaching, meeting new people, and observing educational environments, becoming a CDA Professional Development (PD) Specialist™ may be for you. CDA PD Specialists™ use ECE expertise to assess CDA® candidates’ competencies and facilitate reflective conversations with the candidates. Get details about this important role and how to become a CDA PD Specialist.

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