Welcome to NCED

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


  • 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

    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.