A CDA Credential is valid for 3 years from the initial award date. Subsequent renewals are required every 5 years. The CDA Council requires that all CDA Renewal Candidates meet the following 5 criteria.
There is a small fee for the renewal application packet that you must obtain from the CDA Council. You can obtain more specific information about this process by going to the CDA Council website.
Director/Staff Credential Renewal
ATTN: Florida Director Credential.
When you order the Renewal Package you will be able to choose 45 hours from any of the classes listed (See Class List) except First Aid, HIV and Bloodborne Pathogens. All classes provide an approved CEU credit based upon the number of hours taken. Each hour is worth one tenth (1/10th) of a CEU; every 10 hours provides you with a full CEU. You can select whichever classes you wish to take up to 45 hours to help you fulfill your credential renewal. If you are applying for the renewal of both your Florida Staff Credential and your Florida Director Credential, please be aware that each renewal requires a separate training requirement. The Department of Children and Families does not accept the same training towards the renewal of more than one credential. If you have specific questions, please call 1-800-346-4915.