October 20, 2023

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Pennsylvania Enhances and Streamlines the

Child Development Associate (CDA) Process

The Pennsylvania Key has partnered with the Council for Professional Recognition to enhance and streamline the Child Development Associate (CDA) process in Pennsylvania.

Effective Sept. 15, 2023, providers are able to pull a CDA Summary Report within their Professional Development (PD) Registry profile showing any PD Registry training hours applicable to the CDA credential. Training hours are divided into the ten CDA content areas and will be accepted by the CDA Council as evidence of the training requirements toward the credential. 

This will replace the previously used Professional Development Learning Record (PDLR), when submitting PD hours to the CDA Council. Please note, the CDA Council will no longer accept the PDLR. CDA candidates who complete their training hours for credit at an Institute of Higher Education (IHE) will still be required to provide their college transcripts as evidence of training completion. 


View the tip sheet with step by step instructions on how to pull the CDA Summary Report for submission to the Council.

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