The CDCES credential is held by registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered dietitian nutritionists, pharmacists, physicians, PAs, and other health professionals on the diabetes care and education team.
The 2023 CDCES renewal by CE grace period window is open through March 31, 2024. It requires a paper application, CE documentation (activities completed no later than 12/31/2023), and a $500 fee. The grace period application is available at
Each quarter CBDCE will spotlight a current CDCES to acknowledge and promote the value of being a CDCES.
Diagnosed with diabetes? Partner with a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) to better manage diabetes and improve health outcomes. Find a CDCES in the directory!