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.


Melisa Sigley_crop"I find it so special, how invested you get in your patients' lives. Patients call to tell me their successes before their next visit, and it feels good that they want me to know. "


Melisa Sigley, RPh, CDE
Charleston, WV


News & Events

NCBDE Announces New Chair and Board Members Starting 2020
1/7/2020 8:00:00 AM
New Chair announced for 2020 and four new board members elected to NCBDE Board of Directors.
NCBDE Announces New Chair for 2020 Jasmine D. Gonzalvo, PharmD
As Chair, Dr. Jasmine Gonzalvo will lead the organization during an important time in its history.