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Certificate in Child Development Associates (CDA) Essentials

Program Details

Bellingham Technical College offers a Child Development Certificate for students and educators who are interested in improving their credential as a knowledgeable professional in the care and education of children who are developing socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.


  • Students must have a minimum of a high school diploma/GED and should have 480 hours of experience working with children within the past three years when applying for the CDA Credential at the end of the BTC coursework
  • Students will need access to a computer and the internet five out of seven days a week, for a total of ten or more hours a week for each four-credit class

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities