The Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE) was established in1986 as a non-profit certification board that administers the Certified Diabetes care and Education Specialist (CDCES) credential. The CDCES credential has become a standard of excellence for the delivery of quality diabetes education. CDCESs are health professionals (48% are RNs) who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in diabetes prevention, prediabetes, and diabetes management. They educate, support, and advocate for people living with diabetes. Learn more about the CDCES certification at www.cbdce.org
New! Now it is easier to earn the CDCES credential. In addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ability of health professionals pursuing the CDCES credential to accrue practice experience in diabetes care and education (DCE), the CBDCE Board of Directors has approved temporary changes to the professional practice requirement relating to Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) for initial CDCES certification.