18000 W. 105th St. Olathe, KS 66061
Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (formerly NCBDE)
Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators

Introduction

For 2020:
Who can apply online?
1) Any initial applicant who is applying under a qualifying license, certification or registration;
2) Any individual whose CDCES credential expired prior to 12/31/2015 who is applying under a qualifying license, certification or registration;
3) Any current CDCES who can document meeting the renewal practice requirement; and
4) Any individual whose CDCES credential expired between 12/31/2015 and 12/31/2019 who can document meeting the renewal practice requirement.

Who cannot apply online, but is welcome to apply using the paper application?
1) Any initial applicant who is applying under an advanced degree in social work or pre-approved through the Unique Qualifications Pathway;
2) Any individual whose CDCES credential expired prior to 12/31/2015 who is applying under a qualifying advanced degree in social work;
3) Any current CDCES who CANNOT document meeting the renewal practice requirement; and
4) Any individual whose CDCES credential expired between 12/31/2015 and 12/31/2019 who CANNOT document meeting the renewal practice requirement.

NOTE: CDCESs and any individuals with expired CDCES credentials who wish to apply for the Examination online will want to have their certificate/CDCES number available prior to starting the application process. This eight digit number can be found on the CBDCE certificate or wallet card. Individuals may also contact the CBDCE national office, 877-239-3233, 847-228-9795 or info@ncbde.org (include name, last 4 digits of social security number, and mailing address information) to obtain their CDCES numbers.


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Candidate Support Center Information

(833) 333-4755

Additional Information

2020 Examination Handbook

2020 Audit Documentation

Renewal CE Activities Packet (for use w/ Examination Renewal Application only)

Canons of Ethical Conduct