CDA PD Specialist
New Conflicts of Interest Policy The Council has amended the PD Specialist Conflicts of Interests Policy to provide clarity regarding when to accept a verification visit. The changes to the policy will be included in the updated PDS Policies and Procedures Manual. The new manual will be available in 2021, however, we want you to be aware of the changes immediately. Please familiarize yourself with the updated policy: YOU MAY NOT SERVE AS A CANDIDATE’S CDA PD SPECIALIST™ IF: 1. You are the candidate’s: • Relative (related by blood, marriage, or other legal relationships) • Direct supervisor, teacher/trainer, director, center employee (including for example, co-worker in the same group, classroom, or center site) in the past three years • Candidate is the employer 2. You have a child in the candidate’s class or group 3. You have served as the candidate’s CDA PD Specialist™: • For another CDA® credential • In the past and the candidate is re-applying for the same credential 4. You or your organization has a financial/contractual interest related to the candidate or may benefit in any way from the candidate’s credentialing decision 5. A person who may have a personal or professional bias toward or against the candidate, or any group of which the candidate is a part (such as peer/friend/foe) 6. A licensing agent that has conducted a review/inspection/or otherwise within the past two years for the child-care facility The Council for Professional Recognition promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children ages birth to 5 years old. The Council recognizes and credentials professionals who work in all types of early care and education settings, including Head Start, pre-k, infant-toddler, family child care and home visitor programs. For additional policy updates or questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.