Cognia The North Dakota Center for Distance Education is fully accredited by Cognia, which is the largest education improvement non-profit organization in the world. The merger between AdvancED and Measured Progress took place in November 2018.


North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

ND CDE LogoThe North Dakota Center for Distance Education has met the state requirements of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to provide instruction for students and is also governed by and maintains the standards set forth by the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education.


National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

NCAA LogoThe NCAA has recognized NDCDE as an approved online program for prospective student-athletes seeking NCAA initial-eligibility. Only online core courses are approved by the NCAA—Credit Recovery courses will not be accepted by the NCAA. Click here to view a list of NDCDE’s approved online core courses. Please contact our Academic Advisor at 701-630-1885 with any questions.