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

Examination Tickets

Examination Tickets

All examination entrance tickets for the Morristown, NJ and the Irving, TX administrations have been emailed. Please check the email account you used to register for the exam for your entrance ticket. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Cole at...

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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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Examination Test Sites

 6/10/2023 Sulphur, LA

565 N. Crocker St. 

Sulphur, LA 70663

8/26/2023 San Antonio, TX


10/10/2023  Kenner, LA

DoubleTree Hotel

2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Kenner, LA 70062

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