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

Holiday Response Times

Holiday Response Times

We hope our membership is enjoying this holiday season! Please note that our Board of Directors are also enjoying this time with their families.  Emails and phone calls received will be returned after the new year.

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Rowan University Seeks Applicants

Greetings from NJ, I am the chair of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education Department at Rowan University and writing on behalf of my colleagues Dr. Nicole Edwards and Professor Nanci Paparo, who are chairing a search committee currently hiring for 2 potential...

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Examination Test Sites


3/10/2023 Morristown, NJ

Morristown Public Library

30 East Hanover Avenue

Whippany, New Jersey

 3/26/2023 Irving, Texas

DFW Marriott

8440 Freeport Pkwy

Irving, TX 75063

*Please check back regularly. Due to concerns regarding recent global events some exam dates have been rescheduled.

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