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“As key players (Smith, 2007) with a distinctive role in the assessment process, educational diagnosticians ‘share an ability to assess and diagnose the learning problems of students’ (p. 1, NCPSE, 2000) with disabilities. The added value that diagnosticians offer, when compared to their counterparts outside the teaching profession, is that they have taught students with disabilities in authentic classroom settings.” Assessment for Effective Intervention Journal
Who Is Eligible for NCED Status?
See the NCED Exam page of this website for a listing of all requirements.
The NCED (Retired) designation allows NCED certificate holders who are retired from professional practice to continue to identify themselves as professionals who have met national standards in special education assessment and educational diagnostics. The official title of this designation is Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician (Retired) or NCED (Retired).
(A) Eligibility: A Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician is eligible for NCED (Retired) status if the individual meets all of the following requirements:
(B) Use of the title, Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician (Retired) or NCED (Retired), will be deemed a violation of the NCED Code of Ethics if used without approval from the Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician Board or if used while engaging in the capacities listed above for remuneration.
(C) NCED (Retired) individuals receive the same benefits as regular NCEDs, including access to the Member Login tab at the NCED website, obtaining national recognition, verification of continuing education and experience, and an NCED (Retired) certificate.
(D) Reinstatement: Should an NCED (Retired) individual decide to reenter the workforce, he or she can convert NCED (Retired) status to an active NCED by completing the current professional development clock hour requirements and maintaining active NCED status through submission of renewal fees.
(E) Fees & Procedures: The annual fee for NCED (Retired) status is the same as the regular NCED fee. In order to obtain this designation, simply complete the attached application and mail it to the NCED Board along with payment if renewal fees are due. Submitting documentation of professional development hours to obtain or maintain this designation is not required.
My online purchase of the Retired Membership indicates my decision to retire my Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician (NCED) certification, and change my certification status to NCED (Retired). Further, my signature below indicates my assurance to the NCED Board that I understand that I am changing my certification status, and that I have read and agree to abide by all of the following requirements:
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