Professional Affiliations

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CDSE has maintained institutional accreditation by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) since initial accreditation in 2003. COE is a national accrediting agency for assuring quality and integrity standards in career and technical education.

ACE logo 

CDSE offers credit recommendations for most courses through its affiliation with the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). This benefits students by allowing them to earn digital badges and to transfer credit for successful completion of some courses to participating institutions at which they may be pursuing a degree.

The ACE CREDIT logo is a federally registered trademark of the American Council on Education and cannot be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education.

NCAA logo 

The SPēD Certification Program seeks to accredit all of its certifications and develops assessments to meet accreditation standards as set by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). By accrediting its certifications, CDSE ensures the security professionals conferred a SPēD certification meet the highest standards to protect our nation's assets.

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Over 40 courses and programs hosted by CDSE are approved for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit toward several CompTIA certification renewals, including A +, Network +, Security +, and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP). CompTIA is a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and IT channel organizations.