The Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE) promotes comprehensive and ongoing quality diabetes clinical management, education, prevention and support.

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The mission of the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education is to promote comprehensive & ongoing quality diabetes clinical management, education, prevention & support by defining, developing, maintaining & protecting the certification & credentialing processes.

History

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) was established in1986 as an independent organization to promote the interests of diabetes educators and the public at large by granting certification to qualified health professionals involved in teaching persons with diabetes, through establishment of eligibility requirements and development of a written examination. Since it was first awarded in 1986, the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) credential has become a standard of excellence for the delivery of quality diabetes education.

In 2020, In January 2020, the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) changed its name to the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE).

The name of the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) credential has been changed to Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). 

About the Program 

The CBDCE organization administers the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist certification program. The purpose of the program is to conduct certification activities in a manner that upholds standards for competent practice in diabetes self-management education.

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Accreditation

On March 22, 2016, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the NCBDE CDE program for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs.

NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. The NCCA Standards were created in 1977 and updated in 2003 to ensure certification programs adhere to modern standards of practice for the certification
industry.

CBDCE joins an elite group of more than 120 organizations representing over 270 programs that have received and maintained NCCA accreditation.