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.
1101 17th Street, NW., Suite 808
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 234-5100
Fax: (202) 332-1386
Sonoran Desert Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).Visit Website
DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure
1740 W. Adams, Suite 3008
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-5709
Sonoran Desert Institute is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.Visit Website
135 S. Union St.
Montgomery, AL 36104-4340 or
PO Box 302130
Montgomery, AL 36130-2130
Sonoran Desert Institute is exempt from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
Sonoran Desert Institute has received an exemption to operate a postsecondary educational institution from the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.
423 Main Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 371-2000
Sonoran Desert Institute has been granted certification to offer the Certificate in Firearms Technology – Gunsmithing and Associate of Science in Firearms Technology programs by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Phone: (888) 370-7589
Sonoran Desert Institute is registered as an out-of-state institution with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to enroll California students.Visit Website
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084-5305
Sonoran Desert Institute is authorized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.Visit Website
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206
Sonoran Desert Institute is authorized as an institution with no physical presence by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 250
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
Phone: (785) 430-4240
Sonoran Desert Institute has been issued a certificate of approval by the Kansas Board of Regents.
500 Mero Street, 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Sonoran Desert Institute has met the requirements for conditional approval by the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education.
Sonoran Desert Institute is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.
122 W. 25th St., Ste E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Sonoran Desert Institute is approved to offer educational services to Wyoming students by the Wyoming Department of Education.Visit Website