Michigan YDA Certificate and Credential Program

  • Complete and document 120 hours of training within the past 5 years.
  • Complete 480 hours of work/volunteer experience with youth in out-ofschool time programs within the past 5 years.
  • What does this cost?
    Get Started for FREE! Register today and start your application. When you have completed "My Dashboard" you will be ready for a MI-YDA Credential!
    The fee is just $299.
    Are there scholarships available?
    YES! Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children (MiAEYC) T.E.A.C.H. has MI-YDA Credential scholarships.

    MI-YDA Credential Scholarship

    Download the Candidate Information Packet from the ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS button for more information!

    The Michigan Youth Development Associate Credential is valid for 3 years from the date of issuance. The credential must be renewed within 60 days of the initial expiration date, and every 3 years thereafter. The date of issuance and the date of expiration are printed on the Credential. The renewal fee is $50.