Applications Now Available for Open CDE Board Positions for 2019 Election

Are you a CDE® who has served as a committee or task force member for NCBDE or another organization or has experience as a Board member of a state or national not-for-profit organization? If so, we hope that you will consider applying for a position on NCBDE's Board of Directors.


This is a tremendous opportunity to share your knowledge and professional talents at a national level and to be involved in maintaining the high standards of NCBDE credentialing in diabetes education. 


The Board understands that the health of an organization is determined by its leadership, and one of the benefits of being certified by a professional credentialing organization is the opportunity to actively participate in a leadership position and positively impact its strength and recognition on a national basis. Serving on a board of directors can be challenging and rewarding, but at the same time requires personal commitments of time, skills, and resources.


The composition of the Board of Directors is identified in the organization's bylaws: The number of "Professional Discipline" Directors shall be no more than eleven voting members. These shall consist of at least nine Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) to include three registered nurses, three registered dietitians (or registered dietitian nutritionists), one physician, one pharmacist, and one "other" professional whose discipline is other than those specified in this section. In addition, one public member and the Immediate Past-Chair shall serve as directors.


In accordance with the bylaws, specific positions must be filled to maintain the Board composition. In 2019, the CDE® positions to be filled for 4 year terms beginning in January, 2020 are

  • One registered dietitian (or registered dietitian nutritionist)
  • One registered nurse
  • One physician (M.D. or D.O.)

To be eligible for nomination for one of these positions, one must be a CDE® (conferred by NCBDE).


The online application is now available.  Click here to access the Board application. The first two pages outline the eligibility requirements and procedures for completing the process.  A document titled "NCBDE Board of Directors Role Desctiption" is also available.  This document provides an overview of responsibilities and expectations of those elected to serve on the Board.  Understanding and appreciation of the responsibilities and commitments necessary to serve effectively are of critical importance before making the decision to apply. Applicants will need to submit their application online including a current resume or curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendtion. The deadline for application submission is August 1, 2019.

Questions on the application process can be directed to the NCBDE national office via telephone at 877-239-3233 or 847-228-9795, via fax at 847-228-8469, or by e-mail.


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