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Our Vision

To be the premier professional Association supporting distance learning in the Federal Government.

Purpose and Goals

The purpose of the Association is to promote the development and application of distance/distributed learning (DL) for education and training, primarily within the US Federal sector.

Facilitate the exchange of information regarding the current application of and potential further uses for DL  
                       in the US Federal government.

Guide the appropriate application of DL in the US Federal Government through the sharing of best practices
               and fostering research in DL theory & practice.

Develop opportunities for the US Federal Government in partnering with industry and academia.

Lead efforts to promote Federal inter-agency cooperation and collaboration.

Advocate the use of DL for training and education within the US Federal Government and provide recognition
                       of outstanding achievements

History of the FGDLA

The Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) has a long and rich history with its roots originating at the 1993 TeleCon Conference and the parent organization, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), which granted the FGDLA charter in 1995.  For the past two and half decades, the FGDLA has been a leading advocate of distance learning in the Federal Government and maintains it 501(c)3 non-profit status as a professional organization.

Trademark Registration

The FGDLA has received Trademark No 2,752,673 from the US Patent and Trademark Office.  To view the Trademark registration, log on to the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) by clicking here and select Structured Form Search (Boolean) from the menu and the TESS search page.  In either of the Search Term windows, enter 2752673 and click the Submit Query button.

Click here for the FGDLA trademark registration PDF.

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Did you know?

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Review FGDLA Constitution and By-Laws.

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Reporting of Financial Data

Federal requirements to report and file 501(c)(6) FGDLA financial data provided by Essex & Associates Inc. , Tax and Accounting Services

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