National Certification for 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

Reminder: May FREE Professional Development Opportunities

Reminder: May FREE Professional Development Opportunities

May 16, 2024 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Norm-Referenced Test Interpretations: Ensuring Ecological Validity Dr. Edward Shultz Norm-referenced tests are a helpful tool in identifying learning disabilities. However, evaluators often rely too much on standard score...

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REMINDER: FREE April Professional Development Opportunities

REMINDER: FREE April Professional Development Opportunities

April 24, 2024 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Assistive Technology Assessment: Running Each Student’s Race Before Passing the Baton Imagine running a race in your mind before you ever even get to the track. What can we do to support students in their individual races toward...

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Examination Test Sites

06/15/2024  Sulphur, Louisiana

Pupil Appraisal Annex 

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

565 North Crocker St.

Sulphur, LA


07/27/2024  Houston, Texas

Location to be determined

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Houston, TX


10/01/2024  Baton Rouge, LA

Embassy Suites by Hilton Baton Rouge

1:00 PM- 4 PM

4914 Constitution Ave. 

Baton Rouge, LA 70808


Apparel and Gifts

Board of Directors

Cynthia Simpson, Ph.D.


Michelle Norwood, M.Ed.

Vice President

Georgene Moon, M.Ed.


Danielle M. Frith, ABD


Kellie East, M.A.T.

Exam Chair

Maribel Garza, ABD

Exam Assist

Jana Cole, Ed.D.

Publicity Chair

Becky Dieckmann, M.Ed.

Certificate Holder Chair

Summer Koltonski, Ph.D.

Professional Growth Chair