Commitment to Transparency

We’re committed to protecting your personal and exam information.

We protect your privacy while also sharing data in aggregate to benefit the diabetes information community. Please review our confidentiality statement and annual reports to understand how and when we will share data.


Under no circumstances will individual examination scores be reported to anyone but the individual who took the examination. Scores are released only to the candidates and are reported in written form only, in person or by U.S. mail. ​​​​​​Scores are not reported over the telephone, by electronic mail or by facsimile.
  • Names of applicants who do not pass the examination are confidential and are not revealed under any circumstances, except by legal compulsory process.
  • Aggregate scores without personally identifiable markers may be used by the CBDCE Board and/or Examination Committee in collaboration with the testing agency to set the passing point for the examination and to analyze performance of specific test items.
  • All information provided to CBDCE may be used for a variety of analyses to study diabetes educators, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, and the practice of diabetes education. However, information sharing will be limited to data reports in aggregate form or documents that do not contain personally identifiable information.
  • Published studies and reports concerning applicants (exam and renewal by continuing education) will contain no information identifiable with any individual, unless authorized by the applicant.

Information on the status of an individual’s certification is considered public information; though verification requests may require specific information from the individual or requesting body to ensure correct identification of the individual in question. Learn more about verification.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports of Certification Examinations and Renewal by Continuing Education Program

To inform the public, potential candidates, and those currently holding the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) credential, each year CBDCE publishes a summary of the results of the certification examination administered the previous year and the results of renewal of certification by continuing education.

Summaries of Certification Examinations and Continuing Education Renewal Program