Center for Educational Documentation (CED): Pros and Cons

CED Center for Educational DocumentationThe Center for Educational Documentation (CED) was established in 1976. It is an independent agency and collaborated with major organizations that provide professional services in interpretation of educational credentials of the persons who studied abroad.

They do statements of educational equivalency for colleges, universities, professional association, government agencies and public school systems.

CED is NOT a member of NACES, but a member of AACRAO and NAFSA.

Pros and Cons


  • Good customer service (see note from CED)


  • Recognized by 3 state boards only
  • Only original or official copies are accepted
  • No application tracking system online

Note from CED:

CED always informs applicants if a particular requirement is not being met before completing any evaluation.

We will be introducing an on-line application tracking system soon and hope to have payment by Paypal as well.

Submission Details

The documents needed to prepare an evaluation depend on the purpose and use of the evaluation, but generally include the following. Only original, or clear and legible official copies of documents should be submitted.

Certified English translations must be provided together with the documents written in other language. CED can offer in-house translation from Spanish/Portuguese to English with extra fee.

Turnaround Time

  • Regular processing time is 12 working days
  • 1-2 and 5-7 business day rush service available


  • Evaluation for CPA exam application – $175
  • Change from Standard Evaluation to CPA Evaluation – $125

Rush Services (additional to evaluation fees):

  • 1-2 working days: $150
  • 5-7 working days: $50
  • Please click here for the pricing schedule.

Payment Method

  • US clients: Personal check (from U.S. bank only) or Money Order
  • Non-US clients: International Money order or a check drawn on a U. S. bank.


PO Box 170116 Boston, MA 02117

  • Phone: (617) 338-7171
  • Fax: (617) 338-7101
  • Email:

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