Statement on Use of Terms "CDE ELIGIBLE" and "CDE PENDING"

From time to time, the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators ("NCBDE") is asked to review academic records, credentials, and/or diabetes education professional practice experience for the purpose of deeming an individual "CDE eligible". "CDE eligible" is not a status used or recognized by NCBDE. Evaluation of qualifications is done at the time an individual submits an Application for the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators. Determinations of eligibility for certification by NCBDE are not made prior to receipt of an Application documenting completion of all requirements.

Eligibility requirements for certification change periodically. When this occurs, the progress of an individual toward meeting eligibility requirements may also change. To prevent confusion as well as preclude any use of such a term as a temporary or permanent alternative to certification, this status is not available from NCBDE.

Further, NCBDE does not recognize a status of "CDE pending". Health care professionals are either certified by NCBDE or they are not. After a health care professional has taken the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators, there is no certification status until that individual has received official notification of having passed.

Adopted October, 2005 - NCBDE