The North Dakota Center for Distance Education is fully accredited by AdvancED, which brings together more than 100 years of experience and the expertise of the two largest US-based accreditation agencies — the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
The 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)
The 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 701-298-4833 with any questions.