Welcome to NCED

The premier national credential for special education assessment professionals who hold high standards of practice


  • It’s Renewal Time

    Renewal notices have been emailed to all certificate holders. Please log into your membership page on the NCED website to check your status. All certificate holders are asked to check their personal information to maximize holder benefits. If you did not receive the emailed renewal notice, it means your email information is not up to date. Please check and if necessary revise your member page.
    In addition, we have great news! Our NCED website, www.ncedonline.org, has been redesigned and updated. Our hope is that it will better serve your needs and be very user friendly
    We are always searching for ways to better serve our holders! We hope you like the new look!

  • By Laws Vote

    The revisions to the By Laws were overwhelmingly approved (97%) by those who voted. Thank you to everyone who supported the board and the growth of the NCED credential. You can find the revised By Laws under the About tab.

  • NCED Registry

    As many of you know the NCED Registry was taken down for revisions during our new website development. Consequently, all NCED certificate holders have been removed from the NCED registry. If you would like to be included in the registry, please login to your member page and scroll down to the registry (bottom right of the page) and click on 'Yes, include me in the registry'. Then edit the information you would like included.


04/21/2017: Boston, MA

Spring, 2017: New Jersey

Spring, 2017: Texas

To register for an exam please download the application below that applies to you. Thank you.

 General Application
 Fasttrack Application
 Retake Application

Advanced degree (master’s or doctorate) in special education or related field.
State-licensed in an education (non-psychology) field.
Minimum of two years teaching experience in a private or public school.
Minimum of two years assessment experience in a private or public setting.
Two letters of reference affirming competency in special education assessment.
Membership in CEC’s Council for Educational Diagnostic Services (CEDS).
Passing score on the NCED examination*.


NOTE: It is recommended that ALL requirements be completed at least four weeks prior to the exam date.