You must renew every five years. Please make a note that you cannot begin accruing either continuing education activities or renewal practice hours until the January following the date you pass the examination. But, it’s never too early to think about renewing your credential and to put a reminder in your calendar in January of the year your certification expires!
Back in early 2020, the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) credential transitioned to the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). If you haven't already had the chance to update your business cards, ID cards, email signature, social media platforms, and other materials, we encourage you to take that step when you have the chance! Learn more about the credential name change.