Early childhood educators whose Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential lapsed or expired can take advantage of a limited time CDA renewal Amnesty program, beginning Jan.1, 2020 – March 31, 2020. This means if an ECE professional completed their CDA anytime after Jan, 1, 2010 and did not submit a renewal to keep the CDA current, they can take advantage of this opportunity to reinstate their CDA credential. The renewal program is eligible for Rising Stars Tuition Assistance (RSTA). To apply for Financial assistance, ECE professionals need to complete their profile in the PD Registry to see the Financial Assistance tab. For more information about RSTA, please visit the PA Key website.
To qualify for the CDA renewal Amnesty program, the following eligibility requirements must be met:
  • Expiration date as far back as Jan. 1, 2010
  • Must meet all current renewal requirements (visit the CDA Council website for more information about the renewal process)
  • Apply online using YourCouncil CDA council portal system (for more information on this process, please visit the CDA Council website)
The program will run from Jan. 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020. All applications and payments ($125) must be submitted online by March 31, 2020.