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Personal and Professional Growth At Your Fingertips

Choose from our two certification programs or individual courses from our Continuing Education Library.


For over 35 years, CDU has educated thousands of students worldwide who wish to deepen their faith. Our programs provide the academic and spiritual growth you seek with the flexibility and convenience you need.


Click on any category above to view the Online Continuing Education courses offered

Online courses to ignite your faith!

CATHOLIC DISTANCE UNIVERSITY - ON DEMAND

Are you a religious educator, working in an RCIA program, thinking of volunteering to teach, or a parent? Register today, and learn to teach the Faith with knowledge, passion, and conviction! Each CDU Continuing Education course awards 1 CEU or 10 clock hours.

Catholic Faith Technologies

NOTE: If you are taking certification classes from the diocesan partners below, click on the site links to ernoll in the CDU classes from their sites.

What Others Are Saying about CDU

“I am forever grateful to CDU for offering the gift of continuing my education in a format that allows me to fully participate in my ordinary life of work, home and play. This experience has been filled with joy, anxiety, anticipation, all and everything that is good. Thank you so very much for sharing God’s light with me.”

–Clarissa Jayne Hutcheson, MA (Theology)


“The 35th anniversary of Catholic Distance University is a milestone to celebrate. The University’s pursuit of excellence and the search for truth coupled with a pioneer spirit in the world of distance learning make this educational community a model. Mindful of the confusion in today’s society, I give thanks for this instrument enabled to deepen knowledge of the Catholic Faith in order to promote the New Evangelization.”

–Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA; Chancellor of CDU