Accreditation and Affiliates
Sonoran Desert Institute has demonstrated the ability to meet criteria for academic and consumer rights standards from federal and state agencies as well as non-governmental agencies. These standards ensure quality education through sound financial operations, approved programs of study, qualified instructors, and approved recruitment and admissions policies. Reviews and renewals of accreditation are conducted periodically as required.
Learn more about SDI’s affiliations below.
Distance Education Accrediting Commission
Sonoran Desert Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
1101 17th Street, NW., Suite 808
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 234-5100
Fax: (202) 332-1386
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
Sonoran Desert Institute is licensed and regulated by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.
1740 W. Adams
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-5709
California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
Sonoran Desert Institute is registered as an out-of-state institution with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to enroll California students.
1747 North Market Blvd., Suite 225
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (888) 370-7589
Arizona State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (AZ-SARA)
Sonoran Desert Institute has been approved by the Arizona State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (AZ-SARA) state portal entity, to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Arizona Veterans Program Association (AVPA)