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 and support.


News & Events

Three CDEs Win at 2014 AADE Annual Meeting
8/22/2014 9:00:00 AM
Congratulations to the three CDEs who were winners of the NCBDE drawings held during the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting in Orlando...
Call for Open CDE® Board Positions - Applications Available
8/13/2014 9:02:00 AM
Deadline extended for 'Other' category...September 1, 2014 Applications now available for open CDE positions on the NCBDE Board of Directors. The CDEs...
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