Since its establishment in 2000, the College of Open and Distance Learning (CODL) has been making all efforts possible to provide quality distance education to its learners all over the country. With the view to facilitate efficient service delivery, both academic and administrative, different Offices, Sections and Units were organized, among which, Office of Centers Management is one. The Office discharged the huge responsibility of coordinating the multi-faceted activities of units like Production and Distribution Unit, Information Communication and Regional Centers Coordination Desk and Tutorial and Assessment Unit until 2004. Between 2005-2006, the Office underwent substantial restructuring which led it to comprise four Regional Desks namely, Northern Ethiopia, Oromia, Southern and Western Ethiopia and Central and Eastern Ethiopia Centers Coordination Desks.
By the end of July 2011, the College of Open and Distance Learning (CODL) felt the need to revise the existing organizational structure for optimum service delivery. The Office has, therefore, been recently reorganized as an independent office and is now administering 12 Regional Coordination Centers/Main Offices, 15 Cluster Coordination Centers, 53 Coordination Centers and 70 Agent Offices.