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The CDA Assessment Fee Scholarship

CDA Council Council for Professional Recognition

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The CDA Assessment Fee Scholarship covers the CDA ASSESSMENT AND RENEWAL FEES charged by the Council for Professional Recognition for obtaining the CDA Credential. For more information on obtaining the credential, go to

* All Scholarships are contingent upon funding at the time of award.*

Scholarship Qualifications

    • Work, not volunteer, in a WA State licensed child care facility participating in Early Achievers, Washington's Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS).
      • Work an average of 20 hrs/week in a licensed child care facility.
        • Have worked at your current child care facility for at least three months.
        • Be 18 years of age or older.
        • Meet all of the eligibility requirements established by the CDA Council.

              Scholarship Benefits

              Washington Scholarships pays:

              • 100% of the cost of the CDA Assessment Fee ($425)
              • 100% of the cost of the CDA Renewal Fee ($100 PAPER/$75 ONLINE)
              • $150 bonus upon receipt of the scholar's CDA Credential
              • $50 bonus upon receipt of the scholar's CDA Renewal
              • 100% tuition coverage for CDA renewal coursework at a WA State community or technical college

              Scholar  Expectations

              Scholars are required to remain employed with their sponsoring child care facility for three months after scholarship contract completion.

              Scholarship Application

              Please fill out and submit complete applications only! Applications are reviewed at the end of each month.

              CDA Assessment Fee Scholarship Application

              CDA Assessment Fee Scholarship Instructions

              Scholarship Application Deadline

              Send completed applications to:


              Washington Scholarships for Child Care Professionals

              1551 Broadway, Suite 300

              Tacoma, WA 98402

              Phone: 866-308-3224

              Fax: 253-572-2599


              Information About the CDA Credential

              The Council for Professional Recognition administers the CDA credentialing program and awards the CDA Credential. For more information on the renewal process visit the CDA Council website.


              The Council for Professional Recognition is a program that focuses on the skills of early care and education professionals. It is designed to provide performance-based training, assessment, and credentialing of child care staff, home visitors, and family child care providers.

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