CDA Credential

Curriculum Solution Center proudly supports individuals seeking to continually improve their professional practice as early childhood educators.

At this time, Curriculum Solution Center is not offering CDA coursework, however, Director Leigh Anne Kraemer-Naser is a CDA Professional Development Specialist and completes verification visits for CDA candidates in Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Refer to the CDA Candidate Checklist or CDA Credentialing Overview to see where you are at in your preparation for earning the CDA Credential. The PD Specialist is a vital part of steps 2 and 3.

Obtaining a PD Specialist
  1. Search for Leigh Anne Kraemer-Naser in the Find-a-PD Specialist Directory (Zipcode 16505) and send a request.
  2. You will receive an email from Leigh Anne with her PD Specialist ID number. You will enter this number into the CDA Candidate Portal.
Scheduling the Verification Visit
  1. Before scheduling the visit, you must submit your application and fees to the CDA Council.
  2. Once the fees and application are accepted, both you and Leigh Anne will receive a "Ready to Schedule Notice" via email.Until this notice has been sent, a Verification Visit will not be considered valid! You must wait until both you and your PD specialist have received the "Ready to Schedule Notice!"
  3. Leigh Anne will send you an email to schedule your visit using this form: CDA Verification Visit Form. You can complete it here or use the file that was emailed to you. This form provides the PD Specialist with all of the information for visiting you where you work and also lets you know what materials you must have ready for the visit.
  4. The Verification Visit will be completed on-site where you work.
  5. Within 48 hours, your Comprehensive Scoring Instrument information will be entered into the CDA system.
Taking the CDA Exam
  1. Schedule your CDA exam at a Pearson Vue center. You can schedule the exam before or after the Verification Visit.Exam information can be found here.

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