Now you can take your CDCES Exam from Home!

Wow! This is fantastic news. I sit for the CBCDE Exam for the 7th time next year, and I am definitely going to take advantage of this remote feature! ~ Coach Beverly

The Certification Board for Diabetes Care & Education (CBDCE) is now offering the opportunity to take your Certified Diabetes Educator (CDCES) exam remotely!

By the end of this year, you will have the option to take your certification exam using their new Live Remote Online Proctoring (LRP) platform.

LRP is a secure and non-invasive platform that uses professional proctors and technology to monitor candidates live while they complete the Certification Examination for Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (Exam). This method of test delivery allows the candidate to take the exam from their home, office or a remote site, using their own computer. The process is secure, easily accessible, and monitors testing activity and records all aspects of the exam testing session.

Get Familiar with the Requirements

During your exam appointment, you will be connected with a moderator who will guide you through the process and be there throughout your entire exam. You will need to share your screen and broadcast yourself during your entire exam. Your workspace should be quiet, tidy, and free of any study notes/materials.

No electronics, besides the computer you are taking the test on are allowed. However, since there may be math questions, a basic calculator is allowed after clearance by the moderator. A 10-minute break is an option, but no changes to completed test questions are allowed after the break. In addition, the moderator will need to rescan your workspace to make sure it is free of study notes and materials. After you take the exam, you will instantly get a report of your results.

To connect to the LRP platform, you will need a computer with a webcam and microphone. The CBDCE recommends that you run compatibility tests before your exam to ensure your equipment is compatible.

To learn more about LRP, watch the 4-minute video below and read the Guide to Live Remote Online Proctoring (LRP)


Studying for the CDCES Exam?
Join us for our Becoming a CDCES FREE Webinar
Airs live on July 8th at 11:30 am PST

Join us to get ready to succeed a the CDCES Exam. This course will transform your test anxiety into calm self-confidence and test-taking readiness.
Topics covered include:

  • Changes in requirements for 2021
  • Exam eligibility and test format
  • Strategies to succeed
  • Review of study tips and test-taking tactics.

We will review sample test questions and the reasoning behind choosing the right answers.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Intended Audience: This FREE webinar is designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants and other health care providers interested in achieving excellence in diabetes care and becoming Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists®.


See Full Calendar for upcoming webinars and Virtual Courses.

Can’t make it live? All paid registrants are guaranteed access to the video presentation, handouts and podcasts.


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Accreditation: Diabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.

The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.