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

 2/1/2022:  Baton Rouge, LA  (LA-ED/CEDS Conference)

                      Embassy Suites- 1 PM

                     4914 Constitution Ave. 

                      Baton Rouge, LA 70808

                   * Registration CLOSED

04/16/2022   Morristown, New Jersey

                        Morris County Library
                        30 East Hanover Ave.
                         Whippany, NJ  

06/24/2022   Houston Area, Texas 

                        Location TBD

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

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