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Certified Diabetes Educator Study Guide

The Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) Certification Examination offered by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) qualifies successful candidates as Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE).

Candidates who wish to sit for the CDE exam must first meet the eligibility requirements set by the NCBDE.

* Candidate must meet the discipline requirement, meaning they must hold a particular position, like as a Clinical psychologist, healthcare professional, or other discipline requirements with lesser titles. The NCBDE offers four options for this requirement. Please review their requirements in the candidate handbook prior to applying.
* Each candidate must meet a professional experience requirement. The first requirement says candidate must have two years full time experience working as a CDE. The second one says the individual must have 400 hours of DSME experience during that time period.

The CDE is administered at AMP testing centers located nationwide. These computer-based testing centers are located in H&R Block locations. Candidates can choose a convenient location nearest them at the time of their application. However, the test is only administered at certain times each year. Candidates can choose a date and time within an available schedule window.

The CDE exam costs $350 for initial certification and $250 for recertification. Candidates should be prepared to answer questions related to assessments, interventions, and program development and administration needs. Candidates will need to have a good understanding of diabetic topics falling under these broad topics.

On the exam day, be sure to arrive at least a half hour early and with at least two forms of photo identification. Other confirmation emails and paperwork may be required by the AMP testing center. Be sure to arrive prepared.

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