Welcome to NCED

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


  • New Board Members

    We are pleased to introduce our newest NCED board members: Ana Arslan; Dana Walker and Beverly Barkon. Looking forward to working with them to expand the NCED credential.

    Our thanks to Elizabeth Dragone, Rene Calligan and Bonnie Buckalew for their service to the board. Their dedication, vision and work ethics will be missed. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.


    10/07/2016: Lafayette, LA

    10/08/2016: Waco, TX

    11/11/2016: Atlantic City, NJ

    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.