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CDA Training Package Online

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CDA Training Online - 120 Hours (12 CEU)

Online * Self-Paced Courses Available 24/7

Open-Enrollment – Start on any date

The CDA training meets the educational requirements to apply for a National Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).









The tuition to enroll in the CDA training program is $399. The tuition for the payment plan is based on a per module fee. The CDA Training program includes the 120 hours of training required to apply for a CDA. 

This training program includes the following:

  • Module 1: Safe and Healthy Environment - 10 Hours (1 CEU)
  • Module 2: Advancement of Physical and Intellectual Development - 21 hours (2.1 CEU) 
  • Module 3: Principles of Child Growth and Development - 15 hours (1.5 CEU) 
  • Module 4: Enhancement of Social and Emotional Development - 14 hours (1.4 CEU) 
  • Module 5: Observing and Recording Progress and Behavior of Children - 15 hours (1.5 CEU)
  • Module 6: Positive Relationships with Families - 13 hours (1.3 CEU) 
  • Module 7: Effective Program Operation - 14 hours (1.4 CEU) 
  • Module 8: Commitment to Professionalism - 18 hours (1.8 CEU) 


CDA Training Online  - Total Hours 120 Hours (12 CEU)



 All courses are completely online. Nothing will be shipped. 



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Terms of Use
Student enrollments are activated between 8 am and 9 pm PST, 7 days a week. It can take up to 30 minutes after enrollment for your courses to become active for access. However, in most cases it is within 5 minutes. Please allow two days for activation of Business Education courses.
Enrollments submitted between 9 pm and 8 am (during the night) will be processed by 8:30 am the next morning.
Check your email for instructions to start the training.
Online courses require a computer and internet access. Mobile devices do not work effectively to complete professional education. We are unable to provide technical support for students attempting to complete training on a cell phone, iPad or other mobile device. Our courses are designed to be completed on a computer.
Cancellations and refunds requested within 72 hours after enrollment are available for courses/programs that have NOT been accessed. Once you log in and start a course, a refund is not available. After 72 hours, the payment credit can be transferred to a different training or to a new student if the training was not started by the original student for up to 30 days after enrollment. Refunds are not available after 72 hours. Refunds are not available for courses/programs that have been started.
Refunds and Cancellations will be charged a 20% cancellation fee.
Washington students must submit an evaluation form upon completion of the course and a certificate will be emailed to you.
Certificates are prepared 7 days a week.

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  1. I really liked the voice

    Posted by jentry on 17th Apr 2014

    I really liked the voice that reads out loud as well as having the reading material so I could read along. I liked the crossword game, it was fun and easy. Live chat has been extremely fast at responding to any questions that I've had. Having someone to get help from is comforting.

  2. Very Helpful

    Posted by Elizabeth on 10th Apr 2014

    All the trainings were very helpful. It gave me ideas on how to introduce in a lesson when implementing culture.

  3. Thank You!

    Posted by Pam on 9th Apr 2014

    All of the information in these modules were relevant and very informative. I feel that these courses have equipted me to perform my job with a high quality of competence!

  4. I enjoy the online learning style

    Posted by Brittany on 7th Apr 2014

    I enjoy the online learning style to complete my CDA and stars training. Thank you for providing online courses. I appreciate how quickly the people on Live Chat responded back to me regarding questions

  5. Loved it!

    Posted by Lisa on 7th Apr 2014

    I loved that it was able to be read to me! That helped me alot!

  6. It was all helpful

    Posted by Traci on 3rd Apr 2014

    I enjoyed the class it was so helpful and it had a lot of info i could use.

  7. Great Format

    Posted by Kathy on 19th Mar 2014

    I liked the online format. It was easy to complete as I had the time. The games/mini quizes were very valuable and let me shore up any knowlege gaps that may have happened.

  8. Customer service was exceptional

    Posted by Stephanie on 14th Mar 2014

    Online portion due to a hectic work schedule the flexability was great. Customer service was exceptional answered all my questions and was eager to help.

  9. Convenient

    Posted by Tessa on 12th Mar 2014

    Just love that I can stop when life happens and it automatically saves and allows me to continue right where I left off.

  10. Great Job and Thanks!!!

    Posted by Deborah on 24th Feb 2014

    I asked for help with my password and was answered in less than a minute, it was resent to me, and I was on my first module within 5 minutes. Fast and friendly service is unheard of these days but you guys nailed it. Great Job and Thanks!!!

  11. Loved this package

    Posted by Barbara on 24th Feb 2014

    I enjoyed all the areas of the training package. I worked at my own pace and particularly liked the way I was questioned throughout the course lesson. I felt it kept me fully aware about what I was learning.

  12. I am very pleased with Successful Solutions

    Posted by Ally on 14th Feb 2014

    I am very pleased with Successful Solutions for the trainings I have taken. I get all the help I ask for and the support I need from the people I talk to.

  13. The information was very resourceful

    Posted by Celia on 11th Feb 2014

    The information was very resourceful and useful to me in the classroom. I like how I was able to follow along with the person talking.

  14. Very easy to use.

    Posted by Tina Cooper on 11th Feb 2014

    Compared to other courses that I have tried, this one by far is the easiest to use.


    Posted by denise on 4th Feb 2014


  16. Loved the training thank you!

    Posted by Elizabeth on 4th Feb 2014

    The online format and the language used in the instruction worked best for me.

  17. THANK YOU!

    Posted by Karla on 31st Jan 2014

    Thank you so much..so I took my first course and I passed yeah! I'm loving this system!!!

  18. Very user friendly

    Posted by Elizabeth on 29th Jan 2014

    The time flexibility of the course was really great for me as i was able to complete courses on my own time. The course instructions are very user friendly. I was able to navigate freely and was not stressed as i went along.

  19. Good training

    Posted by Emily on 29th Jan 2014

    The parts of the training that worked best for me was the segments on how to assess the various developmental delays and accodomate the children in the classroom setting.

  20. Great site!

    Posted by Erica on 29th Jan 2014

    Being able to work at my own pace. Live Chat was very helpful! I always receive quick, friendly and accurate information.

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