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Important new information regarding EIP Scholarships for CDA Assessment and Renewal Fees.



If you have been issued an EIP award for your CDA Application and Assessment Fee:

If you already have an EIP award for your CDA Application and Assessment or Renewal Fee with the Council for Professional Recognition, you must sign your award and send it to EIP. Write your CDA Council Customer ID number and the setting you are applying for on the EIP award. You must also send a copy of the email you received from the CDA Council that states you have completed your initial application process and are ready to make payment.

Once the award is processed by EIP, you will receive an email from the Council with your voucher number. You will need to login to your CDA Council account to redeem the voucher. You will then be able to schedule your exam and observation.

If you are beginning a new EIP application for your CDA Application and Assessment Fee:

If you are applying for an award for the CDA Application and Assessment or Renewal Fee with the Council for Professional Recognition, along with your other supporting documents, you must submit a copy of the email you received from the CDA Council that states you have completed your initial application process and are ready to make payment.

If your EIP application is approved you will receive an EIP award. You must sign the award and return it to EIP. Write your CDA Council Customer ID number on your award.

Once the award is processed by EIP, you will receive an email from the Council with your voucher number. You will need to login to your CDA Council account to redeem the voucher. You will then be able to schedule your exam and observation.

Paper Applications

If you are sending a paper application to the Council, you must send a copy of your EIP award with your application directly to the Council. Online applications are preferred.

Contact EIP

If you have any questions please contact EIP at 800-295-9616 or eip@albany.edu