Verify a CDCES
Verification of Certification
Verification information for an active Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist is available through this form.
Enter accurate details and the online verification will provide the individual’s certification number, expiration date, date of initial certification or most recent renewal, and current status of the certification.
For 3rd parties who wish to order a hard copy verification, click here for the order form (fee required).
IMPORTANT: Specialty certification as a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist is not a license. The Certification Program for Diabetes Care and Education Specialist is a voluntary activity. It is sensitive to areas of general practice and contemporary diabetes knowledge across multiple professional disciplines. Passing the Certification Examination for Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (formerly known as Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators) verifies a certain basic level of knowledge in the field of diabetes. It does not confer to the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist any permission to manage diabetes beyond the limitations of the individual’s professional practice. Boundaries of practice are determined by state practice acts, not the certification examination. Job descriptions and job functions are determined by employing agencies, not the Certification Examination for Diabetes Care and Education.