creating your portfolio

As part of your CDA preparation, you will complete a portfolio according to the requirements presented by the Council for Professional Development. This portfolio is separate from the 120-hour coursework required by the Council.

Many CDA preparation programs either do not offer to help you with your portfolio. We are committed to your success and we know that having a portfolio that represents you well is important. We are here to help.

Follow the instructions using the links below. Use the CDA Credential Portfolio Guidebook, too, which is in the Additional Resources list.

How to start your portfolio

How to organize your portfolio

Tips for creating your CDA portfolio