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CDA Training * 120 Hours of Training Toward the National CDA Credential

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CDA Training Online - 120 Hours (12 CEU)

Online * Self-Paced CDA 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 CDA payment plan is based on a per module fee. The CDA Training program includes the 120 hours of CDA training required to apply for a CDA Credential. 

This CDA 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 CDA (12 CEU)


 All CDA courses are completely online. Nothing will be shipped. 




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2) 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.

3) Enrollments submitted between 9 pm and 8 am (during the night) will be processed by 8:30 am the next morning.

4) Check your email for instructions to start the training. You will receive an email with the word PASSWORD in the subject line. Click on the link in the email, and use the log-in credential provided to access the course.

5) Attention Mobile Device Users! This training cannot be done on a mobile device. Cell phones and tablets do not have the required software to run the CDA courses. A computer with internet access is required to complete the online CDA training.

6) Some students may find that they need to download or update Shockwave, Flash player or Java.

7) Some students may find that they have to update their internet browser, this is most often the case when trying to using Internet Explorer. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome for the best results. Our student support staff is happy to assist students with troubleshooting should you encounter technical issues, and will provide common suggestions for solving problems that occur when normal browser maintenance or application updates need to occur.

8) Cancellations and refunds requested within 72 hours after enrollment are available for courses/programs that have NOT been accessed. Refunds and Cancellations will be charged a 20% cancellation fee.

9) 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.

10) Refunds are not available after 72 hours.

11) Refunds are not available for courses/programs that have been started.

12) Washington students must submit an evaluation form with a valid STARS ID number upon completion of the course and a certificate will be emailed to you. Certificates are prepared throughout the day, 7 days a week.

13) Completed courses are recorded in MERIT Monday through Friday, throughout the day continuously, between 8 am and 3 PM. If you complete your training in the evening or over the weekend, it will be recorded on the next business day during those hours.

14) During the last two weeks of December, expect longer processing times for enrollment and certificates due to the high volume enrollments and completed trainings during the year end rush. We recommend enrolling and completing your training prior to the end of December whenever possible.

Attention: The 120 hours of CDA training is the first step in obtaining the National CDA Credential. Once you have completed the CDA training, you will complete the rest of the CDA Credentialing process through the CDA Council of Professional Recognition. There is more information available at: http://www.cdastars.com/how-to-get-a-cda.html

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  1. Early Childhood? 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Sep 2014

    I was under the impression that this course was targeted at a Preschool demographic. I am disappointed that so many of the pictures and references show an older age group. Desks? in a childcare? This does not seem to fit my expectation of the course.

  2. Everything worked extremely well for me 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Aug 2014

    The best aspect of this training for me was the flexibility. This training was the perfect fit for me due to that reason.

  3. This was a great way of completing my 120 hours! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Aug 2014

    Just the fact that I was able to do it all online, on my own time, at my own pace. I loved that I could stop and come back to a course later. I also loved that I was able to complete in my own time frame. I only took 2 months, which worked out great for me and what I wanted to achieve!

  4. LOVE that it is online! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Aug 2014

    The fact that I am able to complete the class while sitting on my porch enjoying a lovely summer evening is HUGE! Thank you!

  5. It is great!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Aug 2014

    Thank You! I did it!!

  6. Conveinant 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Jul 2014

    I like the convenience of being able to do this online at my own pace. I think the format is pretty easy to follow as well as the information.

  7. Great resources 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Jun 2014

    I have used successful solutions for years and have always enjoyed the flow and resources offered.

  8. so far so good 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jun 2014

    I've enjoyed all courses being online and doing it at my own pace.

  9. I really liked the program 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jun 2014

    I liked that I could do it at my pace and that I could go back through if needed.

  10. I'm very happy about my enrolling my CDA training with Successful Professional Development! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2014

    I started May 23 th with my first class! Today I finished my 11th assessment! June 1th!
    I love the structure from the classes, and I can't wait to do the next tomorrow! I learned already a lot!
    I only struggle a little bit with some new words, because my mother language is Swiss German.

    I feel very happy and satisfied after every assessment
    Karin Gsell
    To do this school not in my language makes it very intens, I'm 54 years old! But, I work on it!!

  11. Love the online format 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th May 2014

    I love doing it at my own pace and if life happens, I can stop and start right where I left off.

  12. very informative 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th May 2014

    I liked that the information was simple to understand yet provided me with a lot of info.

  13. I love that it's available online 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th May 2014

    I love that it's available online any time I have time to do it. Also, I love that the training gave examples of teaching methods. It was easy to apply what I have learned at work that way.

  14. I loved the entire training. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Apr 2014

    I like how the information repeated in different and similar scenarios. I appreciate the test your knowledge after the information and the review as well.

  15. I really liked the voice 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  16. Very Helpful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Apr 2014

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

  17. Thank You! 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!

  18. I enjoy the online learning style 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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

  19. Loved it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Apr 2014

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

  20. It was all helpful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Apr 2014

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

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