CDA FAQs

CDA Credential

Does KCCTO award CDA Credentials?

No: The Council for Professional Recognition is the only organization that awards CDA Credentials. KCCTO helps CDA Candidates meet the professional education requirements of the CDA Credentialing process, and offers scholarships for training and the CDA Application fee.

What if I’m having trouble submitting my CDA Credential Application?

Contact the Council: The Council for Professional Recognition is the best source of information regarding any issues with the CDA application. Visit the Council’s website to view their contact information: https://www.cdacouncil.org/contact-us

When do I apply for the KCCTO CDA Application Fee Scholarship?

KCCTO Scholarship First, CDA Application Second: Apply for the KCCTO CDA Application Fee scholarship before you apply for your CDA with the Council. Visit our scholarship page to see if you’re eligible for the KCCTO CDA Application Fee Scholarship.

CDA Training Track

You can enroll in the CDA Training Track if you are working towards an Infant/Toddler, Preschool, or Family Child Care CDA.

KCCTO does not currently have courses that meet the Home Visitor CDA professional education requirements. Home Visitor CDA Candidates should visit the Council’s website for more information.

When is the enrollment period for the CDA Training Track?

Open enrollment: Once you have completed the prerequisite course Orientation to the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential (2 KDHE clock hours, $5), you can enroll in the CDA Training Track at any time. Orientation to the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is offered once a month.

How long do I have to complete the CDA Training Track?

It’s up to you: KCCTO does not set a time frame for you to finish your courses on the CDA Training Track. Instead, KCCTO works with you to plan a course schedule that takes into account how many course hours you are comfortable taking at once and whether you have a personal goal for course completion or a deadline set by your employer.

Is the CDA Training Track refundable?

No: The CDA Training Track is non-refundable. If you decide not to pursue your CDA after beginning the CDA Training Track, you will be removed from any courses you enrolled in through the Training Track.