Frequently Asked Questions
When do I need to renew my CDA?
Central Florida Institute of Training (CFIT) courses have an open enrollment and students have the flexibility of learning at their own pace. The student can complete the course on their timeframe.
How long is each course?
A Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification is the most widely recognized certification for Early Childhood Teachers. It gives the candidate portability of accreditation throughout the United States and other Countries. The CDA National certificate will travel with you to other locations where you might relocate. It is an outstanding achievement for the candidate.
What is a CDA National Certification?
What is your phone number, email and fax number?
CFIT: 1-407-891- 0956
Fill out the online application. You can contact us if you need a paper application.
How do I sign up for a course?
Where can I find information about the Florida T.E.A.C.H Scholarships?
Each CDA National must be renewed every three years with 4.5 CEU’s. The candidate can renew up to six months early. CFIT offers the 4.5 CEU renewal course that can be started at any time.
How often do I need to renew my FCCPC Credential?
What is the FCCPC
The FCCPC stands for the Florida Child Care Professional Credential. It is the state of Florida’s equivalent of the CDA. It is recognized throughout the state of Florida and approved through the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Once a candidate successfully completes our FCCPC program, they will receive a certificate of training and Central Florida Institute of Training will send the Student Information to DCF.
The credential must be renewed every five years. CFIT offers the 4.5 CEU renewal course that can be started at any time.
How do I renew my FCCPC Credential?
What additional steps do I need to take to obtain my FCCPC Credential after I successfully complete the 120-hour course?
There are no additional steps needed from the FCCPC candidate to receive the credential.
The renewal candidate will need to have 4.5 CEU’s and fill out the renewal application on the Department of Children and Families website. CFIT offers the CEU renewal course online and can be started at any time.
What additional steps do I need to take to obtain my CDA National Credential after I successfully complete the 120-hour course?
The CDA National candidate will need to apply to the Council for Professional Recognition for their Credential. This application has an additional fee that is not included with the CDA 120-hour course. The candidate will also need to take a final exam with the Council for Professional Recognition and have a formal observation by one of the Council’s Professional Development Specialist (PDS).
Do all the classes need a textbook and are they included with the registration fee?
The CDA National and the FCCPC Credential course has a required textbook that is included with the total registration fee.