Accreditation Bodies for Distance Learning

Accreditation Council for TESOL Distance Education Courses (ACTDEC)
Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA), US
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
British Institute for Learning and Development (BILD) 
British Accreditation Council (BAC)
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), US
Distance Learning Accreditation Council (DLAC) Ireland
European Accreditation Council  (EAC)
European Council for Business Education (ECBE) 
International Association for Distance Learning (IADL)
International Association of Universities
National Accreditation Board (LAN) Malaysia
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) the United Kingdom
United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
Open and Distance Learning Quality Council, (ODLQC)  

Global Distance Learning Associations

AACE – Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
AADLC – Association of African Distance Learning Centres 
ABCC – The Association of British Correspondence Colleges
ACDE – African Council for Distance Education
ACET – Association for Educational Communications and Technology 
ACODE – Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-learning 
ADEC – Distance Learning Consortium
ADEIL – Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning
ADL – Advanced Distributed Learning Network
ADLA – African Distance Learning Association
AECT – Association for Education Communications & Technology
AED – Academy for Education Development
AIESAD – Ibero-American Association of Distance Education Universities
ALT – The Association for Learning Technologies
ASTD American Society for Training and Development
AMTEC – The Association for Media & Technology in Education in Canada
Arkansas Distance Learning Association
Asian Association of Open Universities 
Brazilian Distance Education Association
British Accreditation Council
British Association for Open Learning
British Educational Communication and Technology Agency
British Interactive Multimedia Association
BILD – British Institute for Learning and Development
CADE – Canadian Association for Distance Education
CAEL – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
CARADOL – Caribbean Association for Distance and Open Learning
CCCE – Canadian Community of Corporate Educators
CCUMC – Consortium of College and University Media Centers
CEAC – The Latin American Distance Learning Association
CEdMA – The Computer Education Management Association
CIFFAD Consortium International Francophone de Formation a Distance 
CeLEA – Canadian eLearning Enterprise Alliance
CNIE Canadian Network for Innovation in Education
COL – The Commonwealth of Learning
CAEL – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Confederation of Open Learning Institutes of South Africa
CREAD – Inter-American Distance Education Consortium
CRELL – The Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning 
CSTD – The Canadian Society for Training and Development
CTDLA – Connecticut Distance Learning Association
Danish Association of Open Universities
DEANZ – The Distance Education Association of New Zealand
DEASA – Distance Education Association of Southern Africa
DEATA – Distance Education Association of Tanzania
Deutches Institut fur Fernstudienforshung
DETC -The Distance and Education Training Council
EADTU – European Association of Distance Teaching Universities
EARLI – European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction
ECOO – Educational Computing Organization of Ontario
ECICEL – European Centre of Independent Certification in E-Learning
EDEN – European Distance E-Learning Network
EDNA – Education Network Australia
Educontact – The European Centre for Higher Distance Education
EFODL – European Federation for Open and Distance Learning
eLA – eLearning Africa 
elearningeuropa – An Initiative of the European Commission
eLearning Council
eLearning Design Lab
eLearning Forum
eLearning Guild
eLearning Industry Association of Victoria (Australia)
eLearning Network
ElNet – Elearning Network of Australasia
ETOM – Educational Teleconsortium of Michigan
Ethiopian Distance Learning Association
EUROCALL – European Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning
Federation Interuniversitaire de l’ Enseignement à Distance
FGDLA – Federal Government Distance Learning Association
French Centre National d’Enseignement a Distance
FDLA – Florida Distance Learning Association
GDLA – Georgia Distance Learning Association
GHADEA – Ghanaian Distance Education Association
Global Distance Learning Channel
Global Distance Learning Network
Greater Arizona eLearning Association  
Greek Universities Network for eLearning
IACET – International Association for Continuing Education & Training
IADL – International Association for Distance Learning
ICDL – International Centre for Distance Learning
ICDE – International Council for Open & Distance Education
IDEA – Indian Distance Education Association
IDLA – Iowa Distance Learning Organization
IELA  –  The International E-Learning Association
IMCCA – Interactive Multimedia and Collaborative Communications Alliance
IMS – Global Learning Consortium
iNACOL – The International Association for K-12 Online Learning
ION – Illinois Online Network
ISA – Instructional Systems Association
ISPI – International Society for Performance Improvement
ISTE – International Society for Technology in Education
Institute of It Training
ITC – Instructional Technology Council
ITTE – The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education
JADOL – Jamaican Association for Distance and Open Learning 
LETSI – The International Federation for Learning, Education, and Training Systems Interoperability
League for Innovation
The Learning Lab
Learning Economics Group
MADE – Malaysian Association of Distance Education
MDLA – Maryland Distance Learning Association
MEEA  – Middle East eLearning Association
MoDLA- Missouri Distance Learning Association
NADE – Norwegian Association for Distance Education
NADEOSA – National Association of DE Organisations of South Africa
NDLA – Nebraska Distance Learning Association
NELA – New England Learning Association
NCDLA – North Carolina Distance Learning Association
NODE Learning Technologies Network (Ontario, Canada)
NYDLA – New York Distance Learning Association
OCLC Online Computer Library Center
ODEAMA – Open and Distance Education Association of Malawi
ODLA – Oklahoma Distance Learning Association
ODLAA – Open Distance Learning Association of Australia
ODLQC – Open and Distance Learning Quality Council
OLT – Canadian Office of Learning Technologies
The Open Learning Company (UK)
The Open Learning Foundation (UK)
OTEN – The Australian Open Training and Education Network
PIRADE – Pacific Islands Regional Association for Distance Education PNGADE – Papua New Guinea Association for Distance Education
PPDLA – Pan Pacific Distance Learning Association
Saide – South African Institute for Distance Education
SALT – Society for Applied Learning Technology
Schoolnet Canada
Silicon Valley ISPI
Sloan Consortium
South African Branch of ICDE
Spanish Association for Distance Learning
Swedish Centre for Flexible Learning
TDLA – Texas Distance Learning Association
Swiss Centre Romand d’Enseignement a Distance
TELECOOP – Telecommunications Cooperative of Colorado
United States Distance Learning Association 
WADEA – The West African Distance Education Association
WAOE – The World Association for Online Education
WBTIC – Web Based Training Information Center
WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
ZADE – Zambia Association for Distance Education