CDCES Practice Exam


CDE Practice Examination (PE)

50-item multiple-choice practice examination with a score report by major content outline areas

This exam is valid and accessible for 60 days from the time of purchase.

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Question Bank 50 items
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About the content:

The CDCES Practice Exam (PE) contain 50 multiple-choice questions. The PE is not a training or educational product leading to initial certification, but rather serves as a test drive of the exam user experience. The PE is provided in an on-line format that an individual can access from their computer. With 50 multiple-choice questions; the PE is illustrative of the type and format of questions included on the actual Examination and can assist in 1) providing comfort with how the exam will look on the monitor in the test environment; and 2) using time management skills in reviewing the questions and answers, providing the candidate with an indication of how to pace themselves come exam time. There is only one form of the Practice Examination.

The actual exam time allotted for completion is 4 hours; candidates should consider trying to complete the PE in 1 hour to simulate the time allotted for the actual exam.

Questions are based on the CDCES Examination Content Outline developed from a 2018 practice analysis. The practice analysis surveyed Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists about the tasks they perform. Questions on the Examination are linked directly to an identified task or tasks. Each question, therefore, is designed to test if the candidate possesses the knowledge necessary to perform the task or has the ability to apply it to a job situation.

The PE and the actual CDCES examination both represent a comparable sampling of questions that are selected from a larger pool of potential topics appropriate for diabetes educators.

Your individual results will remain confidential. Aggregate scores (i.e., without individual identifiers) may be reviewed by CBDCE to evaluate the PE process.

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CBDCE does not endorse, financially benefit from, or participate in the development of any preparatory or review courses or published materials claiming to be study guides for the Examination, except those published or sponsored by CBDCE. CBDCE does not require, provide, accredit, or endorse any specific study guides, training or review courses, or other examination preparation products. The CBDCE practice exam is developed independently from the certification exam and is NOT a requirement for certification. CBDCE and its subject matter experts do not have involvement in the creation, accreditation, approval, endorsement or delivery of examination review courses, preparatory materials, educational programs, or training programs/products that prepare candidates for the certification examination. Neither CBDCE Board of Directors nor subject matter experts may counsel or provide assistance to organizations developing the content for review courses or materials. Continuing education credits are not awarded by the CBDCE.

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Question Bank
50 items
60 days