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NATIONAL CERTIFICATION BOARD FOR
DIABETES EDUCATORS

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APPLICATION FOR NOMINATION TO
NCBDE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NCBDE is pleased to provide this information about its eligibility requirements for nomination, governance structure, and board responsibilities to consider before making a decision to apply for a position on the Board of Directors.

NCBDE Board of Directors
The composition of the NCBDE Board of Directors (Board) is identified in the organization's bylaws:
The number of 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/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 serve as directors.
 
In accordance with the bylaws, specific positions must be filled to maintain the Board composition.  Positions to be filled by election in 2019 for service beginning in 2020 are one registered dietitian/dietitian nutritionist, one registered nurse, and one physician (M.D. or D.O.). Individuals elected will serve a four-year term.

Director Responsibilities
The primary focus of the Board is oversight of the certification program for diabetes educators, which includes the development, execution and evaluation of the organization’s strategic plans and initiatives; the development, allocation and review of appropriate financial resources to support the activities of NCBDE; the development, review and approval of organizational policies and procedures to ensure successful administration of NCBDE’s programs; and participation in the selection and performance evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer. Directors may also serve on committees and special task forces related to certification issues. Management and operation of the NCBDE national office are overseen by NCBDE’s Chief Executive Officer.

CDEs who serve on the Board receive an extension of their certification expiration date on an annual basis until their full term is completed. At that time, a final extension of the expiration date is made for two full years, with recertification needed in the third year after the end of the term.
 
During term of office and for two years after completing board tenure, directors may not participate in the development or presentation of review courses, study guides, or any materials designed primarily for examination review purposes.

Understanding and appreciation of the responsibilities and commitments necessary to serve effectively are of critical importance before making the decision to apply.  NCBDEs Board of Directors Role Description provides an overview of the responsibilities and expectations of those elected to serve on the Board and is available at:  https://www.ncbde.org/assets/1/7/BODRoleDesc0217_final.pdf and the NCBDE Bylaws are available for your viewing at: https://www.ncbde.org/assets/1/7/BylawsCURRENT.pdf