Earning Your CDA

ProSolutions Training offers you affordable online CDA Training coursework. These courses meet the formal education requirements for the Child Development Associate (CDA) CredentialTM. The Council for Professional Recognition requires 120 hours of coursework to get your CDA. Our online CDA Training covers 120 hours across all eight subject areas - and it's easy to follow.

ProSolutions Training was one of the first to receive CDA® Gold Standard Certification. This is because our online coursework is high-quality and interactive. We also provide helpful support services for students. Our learning management system also offers a great user experience. Interested in 3 or more CDA Training packages? Click here to learn more about bulk CDA Training.

CDA Roadmap


Eligibility Requirements

Benefits of CDA Training with ProSolutions Training

Having a CDA credential opens up numerous opportunities, but it can be difficult for a professional who is already working to find the time to take classes. At ProSolutions Training, we provide you with the most economical online alternative for the formal early childhood education portion of your journey to the CDA. You'll get all the coursework you need to apply, and so much more:

The Application

Once you have determined your eligibility and completed the required coursework, purchase the $25 CDA Competency Standards Book from the Council for Professional Recognition. This book will provide you with all of the steps required to prepare for the application process, including:
The next step is to start the Council for Professional Recognition's application process, either online or on paper. 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. This person will observe you working with young children as part of the process. After you complete the CDA Application Process, you will need to take your Childhood Development Associate credential test at a Pearson Vue Testing Center.