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

Seeking TPED Members

Seeking TPED Members

The NCED Board of Directors has formed an Exam Committee which is working to revise the current NCED examination. We are seeking individuals who have shown proficiency in multiple areas of competencies as determined by their State Board of Education and/or...

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Welcoming our new Secretary: Danielle Frith

Welcoming our new Secretary: Danielle Frith

Danielle spent 14 years in the PK-12 public school sector, as a classroom teacher for five years and a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C) for nine years, prior to transitioning to higher education, where she is currently a full-time specialist professor...

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Examination Test Sites

10/10/2023  Kenner, LA

1 PM- 4 PM

DoubleTree Hotel

2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Kenner, LA 70062

3/23/2024  Irving, Texas 

1PM – 4 PM

Westin Irving Convention Center at Los Colinas

400 W. Los Colinas Blvd

Irving, Texas 75039

 4/4/2024  Whippany, New Jersey

Morris County Public Library

30 East Hanover Avenue

Whippany, New Jersey


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