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December 19, 2019

Published by CounciLINK on December 19, 2019

Renewal-Amnesty Coming-SoonIs it time to renew your CDA credential? Here are a few tips to make renewing easy, efficient and quick!

1. Know your expiration date and plan to meet all renewal requirements in time

2. Download the CDA™ Renewal Procedures Guide

  • The CDA Renewal Procedures Guide is required reading for both your Verifier and you. It gives a detailed account of all current renewal requirements and goes into documentation requirements as well.
  • Have your ECE Reviewer download the Information for the Early Childhood Education Reviewer booklet.
  • Be sure to meet all the requirements before submitting a renewal application.

3. Watch the YourCouncil Renewal Tutorials available at no cost and on demand at the Council’s website

  • The tutorials walk you through all the steps of the online application process — from accessing your account to making a payment.

4. Renew online at YourCouncilYou’ll save money, gain time and receive automated status alerts throughout the application process

  • You do not need to create a new account to renew online. As a CDA Renewal Candidate you already have an existing account that you can access in YourCouncil.
  • If you do create a new account, please note that it will not list your current credentialing information.

5. Make sure to give yourself enough time to complete all renewal requirements and submit your application before your credential expires


Going to be a little late? Good news! YourCouncil grants a 30-day grace period to renew your CDA after your expiration day. But if you miss the grace period, you’ll have to submit a new initial application, pay the $425 fee and complete a new assessment. So, get onboard, go online and submit your renewal on time!

Learn more on our website about renewing your CDA online.


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