Welcome to the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators

A Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in diabetes management, prediabetes, and diabetes prevention. A CDE® educates and supports people affected by diabetes to understand and manage the condition. A CDE® promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that optimize health outcomes.

NCBDE was established in 1986 as an independent organization to promote the interests of diabetes educators and the public at large by granting certification to qualified health professionals involved in teaching persons with diabetes, through establishment of eligibility requirements and development of a written examination. Since it was first awarded in 1986, the CDE® credential has become a standard of excellence for the delivery of quality diabetes education.

To learn more about how to obtain the CDE® credential, click here.


The mission of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE)

is to define, develop, maintain and protect the certification and credentialing process to
promote quality diabetes education.


News & Events

8/2014 - Visit NCBDE Booth at AADE Annual Meeting
Please visit the NCBDE booth (#915) when you attend the AADE Annual Meeting in Orlando this summer!
Spring/Summer 2014 "NCBDE News" Now Available
6/2/2014 11:00:00 AM
Take a look at the most recent NCBDE News for an update on NCBDE activities and information relating to your certification.​
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