Continued offers online courses you can take to fulfill the professional development requirements for the Council for Professional Recognition’s Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™—the best-known certification program in early childhood education.
A Continued Early Childhood Education membership includes access to the entire library of 250+ practical, research-based training courses, including CDA courses that you can take to earn the 120 clock hours you need to apply for your CDA Credential.
Continued courses, including CDA courses, are accepted by most ECE state registries, and course completion certificates are provided for all courses. To find courses to meet your registry requirements, search the Course Library and select your state from the State Approvals menu.
Continued offers CDA Credential packages for Family Child Care, Preschool, and Infant-Toddler settings.
How to get started
- Select the CDA package for your setting above.
- Each setting package contains 12 parts. Each package includes a total of 120 clock hours, including at least 10 hours in each of the eight CDA subject areas, as required.
- Complete coursework at your own pace. Registering for and completing only one part at a time is recommended.
- A certificate of completion will be provided for each part once you pass the exam.
CDA Credential resources
Continued ECE memberships include the following:
Learn on your own schedule, at your own pace, and earn all the hours you want.
The course library is developed and overseen by an experienced team of early childhood education specialists and industry professionals.
Access continuing education courses and content anywhere, on any device, including your phone and tablet.
We offer courses in multiple formats (video, audio, and text) that fit your lifestyle and learning style.
Our courses will give you the skills you need to succeed. Courses address core competencies and other valuable ECE topics.
Learn, Earn, & Track
See and track your courses at a glance. Course completion certificates are provided, and Continued is an IACET Accredited Provider of CEUs.