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

Indiana Licensure for Diabetes Educators
3/25/2014 8:31:00 AM
Indiana has passed a bill licensing diabetes educators...learn about NCBDE's concerns.​
Annual Reports for the Certification Examinations and Renewal by Continuing Education
3/20/2014 10:30:00 AM
The mission of the NCBDE is to define, develop, maintain and protect the certification and credentialing process to promote quality diabetes education....
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