Confidentiality

  • Under no circumstances will individual examination scores be reported to anyone but the individual who took the examination. Scores are released only to the candidates and are reported in written form only, in person or by U.S. mail. Scores are not reported over the telephone, by electronic mail or by facsimile.
  • Names of applicants who do not pass the examination are confidential and are not revealed under any circumstances, except by legal compulsory process.
  • Aggregate scores without personally identifiable markers may be used by the NCBDE Board and/or Examination Committee in collaboration with the testing agency to set the passing point for the examination and to analyze performance of specifice test items.
  • All information provided to NCBDE may be used for a variety of analyses to study diabetes educators, certified diabetes educators, and the practice of diabetes education. However, information sharing will be limited to data reports in aggregate form or documents that do not contain personally identifiable information.
  • Published studies and reports concerning applicants (exam and renewal by continuing education) will contain no information identifiable with any individual, unless authorized by the applicant.

Information on the status of an individual's certification is considered public information; though verification requests may require specific information from the individual or requesting body to ensure correct identification of the individual in question. Click here for more information on verification.