Remote travel may be required when a CDA® candidate’s center or location is more
than 100 miles from the nearest CDA Professional Development (PD) Specialist™.
In these instances, a CDA PD Specialists™ will travel to conduct a candidate’s CDA
Verification Visit®. The Council for Professional Recognition (Council) reimburses the
PD Specialist for approved travel, meals and lodging, if required, in connection with the
verification visit. PD Specialists may have to travel up to 100 miles (one-way) to conduct
a verification visit.
There are instances where the CDA candidate requires a specialization (i.e. language,
special accommodations, endorsement) and the most appropriate PD Specialist to
conduct the verification visit is more than 100 miles away. In these cases, remote travel is
A PD Specialist may be contacted either by the CDA candidate or the Council requesting
a remote verification visit.
ELIGIBILITY FOR REMOTE TRAVEL
CDA® candidate has attempted to locate a local CDA PD Specialist™ using the
Find-a-PD Specialist Online Directory and cannot find one within a 100-mile radius.
The Council has confirmed there is no CDA PD Specialist™ located within the 100-mile
radius. The Council has verified the selected PD Specialist as the closest available
specialist by conducting an additional search.
A CDA PD Specialist™ has been contacted and agrees to perform the CDA
The Council has approved the remote travel required.
AUTHORIZATION AND RESPONSIBILITY
The Council must authorize and approve all travel. A CDA PD Specialist™ cannot approve
nor authorize their own travel nor conduct CDA Verification Visits® without adhering to
the Council’s procedures and processes (including completing pre-verification checklists
for each CDA® candidate). The PD Specialist is required to use the Council’s CDA PD
Specialist™ Remote Expense Voucher for reimbursement and maintain all original
receipts. The CDA PD Specialist™ Remote Expense Voucher expire