• Important Notice: To improve the candidate experience, CBDCE moved to a new application platform in early 2024. Because of that, there was an application and scheduling/testing blackout for part of the month of February. The platform did launch, but we are still doing quality control work on all of the related programming. If you encounter issues when trying to apply for the CDCES exam, please reach out to for assistance.

  • Renewals for the 2024 year will open July 15, 2024.  

  • The 2024 scholarship application window is open now through May 15, 2024. Learn more here.

  • November 2023 Update: To address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ability of health professionals pursuing the CDCES credential to accrue practice experience in diabetes care and education (DCE), the CBDCE Board of Directors has approved moving the temporary changes to the professional practice requirement relating to DCE for initial certification to permanent state.  Learn more about what changed in our Pandemic Impact Certification Statement.