CDA Application/Renewal Award

We’re pleased to support your professional development! Get reimbursed for one Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification application or renewal—up to $500 until June 30! The fee can be pre-paid directly to the Council for Professional Recognition, or as a 100% reimbursement to you. You will NOT be required to provide proof you earned the CDA Credential in order to submit the CDA reimbursement application.

To be eligible, you must meet these criteria:

  • Be a current/active member of the Alaska SEED Registry
  • Be an early childhood or school-age professional operating or working as a paid employee of a licensed (State of Alaska or Municipality of Anchorage) child care facility, Head Start, or pre-elementary school district program, or a State of Alaska Child Care Assistance Program approved child care facility
  • Your CDA application/renewal fee has NOT been fully covered by other financial aid.

Guidelines for Reimbursement

CDA reimbursements will be reduced by the amount of other scholarships and/or financial aid you have already received.

Apply Now!

Choose one of the following application options to submit:

  • NEW ONLINE APPLICATION FORM –  [Note: This form has been moved to a new platform as of April 1, 2021. A Google Account is no longer required to complete an online form.] Save time by uploading your required documentation directly within the application. The recommended web browser is Google Chrome.
    • To translate the form into Spanish or another language:
      1. Open the form using Google Chrome web browser. Download Chrome here.
      2. Anywhere on this form, right click and you will see a drop-down menu.
      3. Select “Translate to …”
      4. Choose the language you would like it to be translated to.
      5. Repeat steps 2-4 on each new form page.
  • Fillable Application Form  | Versión en Español [PDF] – Save to your computer before filling out.
  • Printable Application Form |  Versión en Español [PDF]

If you choose to pay the CDA application or renewal fee yourself, submit the application below and proof of payment within 60 business days.