National Certification of Educational Diagnosticians

The premier national credential for special education assessment professionals who hold high standards of practice


  • Enhances professional credibility and visibility
  • Represents highly qualified status as an assessment professional
  • Permits use of “NCED” after name in reports and correspondence
  • Allows inclusion and recognition in the online NCED Registry
  • Provides a vehicle for potential salary supplement in the future (per state/district regulations)
  • Assures parents/school officials of rigorous standards for practice
  • Offers structured opportunities for ongoing professional development
  • Connects the practitioner with current trends/issues in the field of assessment

News & Information



Thank you to everyone that stopped by the NCED table at the TEDA conference to say hello and pick up your NCED ribbons. We enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting our newest NCED certificate holders. It was also a privilege to see so many of our NCED certificate...

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Director Nominations

Director Nominations

Become a NCED Director! If you are Interested in serving as a Director on the NCED Board now is the time to send in your application. We will be accepting applications until April 29, 2023. The requirements to serve on the Board are as follows: (1) Hold the NCED...

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Happy Educational Diagnostician’s week!

Happy Educational Diagnostician’s week!

In Texas this week we celebrate Educational Diagnostician's Week. Our appreciation to educational diagnosticians for their service extends beyond the Texas borders. May you all have a wonderful week and take time to reflect on the impact you have had on the students...

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Examination Test Sites

 6/10/2023 Sulphur, LA

565 N. Crocker St. 

Sulphur, LA 70663

8/26/2023 San Antonio, TX


10/10/2023  Kenner, LA

DoubleTree Hotel

2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Kenner, LA 70062

Board of Directors

Cynthia Simpson, Ph.D.


Michelle Norwood, M.Ed.

Vice President

Georgene Moon, M.Ed.


Becky Dieckmann, M.Ed.


Jana Cole, Ed.D.

Exam Chair

Maribel Garza, ABD

Exam Assist

Kellie East, M.A.T.

Publicity Chair

Maranda Lanham, M.A.T.

Certificate Holder Chair

Renee Kwiatek, Ed.D.

Professional Growth Chair