National Certification for Educational Diagnosticians

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

Retired Status Available

Retired Status Available

If you are a current Certificate Holder and have retired, you have the option to apply for Retired Status. Obtain information, then download and complete the application form. You may scan and email it to the NCED Chair or send it via regular mail.

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NCED Board of Directors

NCED Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is available to provide you with additional information and personal support. Contact information for each NCED Director is provided at the bottom of the home page. More detailed Board of Directors information can be found on the “About” tab.

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Examination Test Sites

09/19/2020: Lafayette, LA

07/08/2020: North Houston, Texas

10/20/2020: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

12/12/2020: Waco, Texas

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Renee Kwiatek


Peggy Lac


I need to make dues payment by check

Emily Rutherford


Cynthia Simpson

Exam Chair

All exam-related questions



DeAnn Barnwell

Membership Chair

Dues payments online assistance

Overdue payments assistance


Michelle Lynn

Professional Growth

PD clock hours questions 

Uploading PD to website assistance


Renee Kwiatek


Accessing NCED Facebook page

Member page issues on website