tools – documentation – mappings – changes

Support Tools

apart from our help-desk, many online tools are available:

EDU-DEX is known for its rapid response to questions and issues. You may use a variety of information and resources based on years of experience and the proper documentation of all previously asked questions.


Technical Manual

Refer to our extensive online Technical Manual for all technical questions.

You may ask additional questions through the feedback form within the Manual.

Online Manual

Please refer to our onlineTechnical Manual for detailed technical questions.


As a training institution, test live in a few seconds with the online Validator whether your new XML feed validates against the EDU-DEX data standard.

In addition, check whether you have filled in all fields required by our large customers .


Translate the standard export of EDU-DEX for a party that is not (yet) affiliated with EDU-DEX. The Translator has been developed by a a few training institutions and is being supported by EDU-DEX.


Check our Obligator.


Call +31 (0) 85 877 1088 for support by phone.

Mail / Form

Within one day answers to your questions to EDU-DEX.

More documentation

In addition to the support tools above, there are also many documents to download.

User documents

Yet to be translated in English.

Technical documents

program.xsd v1.8
directory.xsd v1.8
programsList.xsd v1 (used by catalogs)

EDU-DEX data model
More information in the online Technical Manual .

Org Unit ID

Most programs are open for registrations for all. However, some courses are tailor-made for specific customers or offer discounts for specific customers. To refer to these customers you need a so-called orgUnitId.

Real time up-to-date list with all orgUnitIds op

Import Schedule

EDU-DEX imports all training information on a daily basis and updates the selections that customers have made.
6pm : start import XML feeds from education & training providers
3am : all new export feeds are fully available for customers and platforms

External mappings

Some of our Network Partners have published separate documentation on how they import EDU-DEX data:

Bloomville is NOT affiliated with EDU-DEX

Because some educators were unhappy with the need to export data for Bloomville separately, they have built an online translator that has been converting EDU-DEX-data to succesfully provide it to Bloomville since 2018. More information and a contact address can be found on the Translator-site.


Leer-Rijk is de centrale opleidingendatabase van de Nederlandse Rijksoverheid; het ontsluit opleidings- en uitvoeringsinformatie en is gekoppeld aan het Rijksbrede Leermanagementsysteem.

Informatie over de koppeling van EDU-DEX naar Leer-Rijk staat op pagbia 7 van de Leveranciershandleiding.

Invoeren van je gegevens bij Zet je eigen orgUnitId (open met rechter muisklik) in:

en zet de URL met daarin je eigen orgUnitId in

Please note: through this feed only public list prices will be transferred to Should you wish to transmit dedicated prices to, please contact directly through 00 31 (0)85 051 2436 or



This information is available in Dutch only.

Het STAP-register is het centrale register met opleidingsinformatie ten behoeve van de uitvoering van de STAP-subsidie.

Informatie over de koppeling van EDU-DEX naar het STAP-register staat op de pagina STAP-register van deze website.


Informatio on linking with Studytube can be found at the Studytube website. Please pay specificn attention to importing the EDU-DEX-feed in ten steps.

Request for change

EDU-DEX has been a stable data standard since 2014. Changes to the data standard require action on the part of hundreds of training suppliers and their customers. This involves testing, migrating, etc. We therefore minimize the number of changes to the standard.

In establishing this open standard, three principles have been paramount:

  • The standard is generic
    does not contain fields specific to one sector or company.
  • As few fields as possible have been made mandatory
    so that training providers are not asked for information they do not have or that is not relevant for all customers.
  • The standard will be changed a maximum of twice a year
    so far we have hardly used this option.

Roadmap request for change

1. within two working days of receipt you will reive a first response
2. errors and bugs will be resolved within a week
3. a structural response within two weeks that can lead to three conclusions:
– the RFC is rejected with clear arguments
– when adjustments have no mandatory impact involving other parties
, they will be realized within a maximum of 2 months
4. All other adjustments are subject to
– a formal decision by the Foundation Board,
– the maximum of two adjustments per calendar year, and
– a minimum notice period of six months.
5. We will clearly communicate planned changes early in the process in two ways:
– release dates announced far in advance through the Updates newsletter.
– advance notice of requested changes and proposed solutions

Last changes

The latest changes to the standard are stated on the first pages of the PDF with technical documentation and in the appropriate XSD files. Questions or detailed requests can be sent to the EDU-DEX secretariat .

      Please provide your programme information through EDU-DEX

      Companies and intermediaries may use this form to request education & training institutes to supply programme information via EDU-DEX. This saves these companies and intermediaries the costs and work of collecting and standardizing data from many providers, and saves the institutes from maintaining many portals. Training institutes, intermediaries and customers should register separately with EDU-DEX, in order to receive their own account and login details.

      Request from:

      Send to:

      Stichting EDU-DEX


      085 8771088