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

Use our detailed online documentation for support will all technical questions.

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 for mandatory fields at our Network Partners’ sites.


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

Mail / Form

Within one day an answer to yourEDU-DEX questions.

More documentation

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

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.


Edubookers has its own search site and provides the content of the NRTO site

Edubookers wrote to us on October 18, 2021:
We intend to add an instruction in EDU-DEX. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.

This instruction is not ready yet (December 2022), so you need to contact Edubookers directly for this. As soon as we receive more information from Edubookers, we will publish it here.


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.


Leeroverzicht is a search website from the Dutch Government with support from national organisations in education & training and national employers & employees organisations. Every Dutch citizen should be able to find relevant training & education programmes on Leeroverzicht.

  • each and every public programme in EDU-DEX is automatically published on Leeroverzicht
  • no action from education providers is needed
  • for programme registration, Leeroverzicht wil always refer directly to the website of the programme provider

For any questions about Leeroverzicht, please contact

Export your data to (also called (ook wel EduMS)? Add your own orgUnitId (open with right mouse click) to:

and insert the URL with your own 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


For exporting your data from EDU-DEX to Planaday, please refer to instructie.

More info on EDU-DEX & Planaday is to be found here.


Export your data to Springest? Plce your own orgUnitId (open with right mouse click) in:

and enter this URL with your own orgUnitId in the Springest system.

Please note: through this feed gaan only list prices go to Springest. SHould you wish to provide Springest with customer specific prices, please contact Springest directly at

Refer also to Springest mapping documentatie 1.4.
Springest can also export data to EDU-DEX – that may be practical in case you already entered your data at Springest.


Het STAP-register is the central register with programme information for the STAP-subsidy.

Further information (in Dutch only) is available at


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. binnen twee werkdagen bericht van ontvangst en een eerste inhoudelijke reactie
2. errors worden binnen een week opgelost
3. binnen twee weken een inhoudelijke reactie die tot drie conclusies kan leiden:
– de RFC wordt – met redenen omkleed – afgewezen
– wanneer aanpassingen geen impact hebben waarvan andere partijen op de hoogte
moeten zijn, worden deze binnen maximaal 2 maanden gerealiseerd
4. alle andere aanpassingen zijn onderhevig aan
– een besluit van het bestuur van de stichting,
– het maximum van twee aanpassingen per kalenderjaar, en
– een minimale aankondigingstermijn van zes maanden.
5. geplande wijzigingen zullen we vroeg in het proces duidelijk communiceren op twee manieren:
– ver van tevoren aangekondigde release-dates via de nieuwsbrief Updates.
– vooraankondigingen van gevraagde wijzigingen en voorgestelde oplossingen

Laatste wijzigingen

De laatste wijzigingen in de standaard staan vermeld op de eerste pagina’s van de pdf met technische documentatie en in de betrokken XSD bestanden. Vragen of uitgewerkte verzoeken kun je sturen naar EDU-DEX-secretariaat. Je ontvangt een reactie binnen 2 werkdagen.

      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.

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