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Kentucky Board of Diabetic Educators

Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators

The mission and purpose of the Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators is to regulate the practice of diabetes education in Kentucky and to ensure safe and competent diabetes education to all people in the Commonwealth. The board licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of diabetes education. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 309
As a reminder, 201 KAR 45:130 requires fifteen (15) hours of continuing education for your 2016 renewal.  Continuing education hours for license renewal shall be applicable to diabetes and presented at a professional level that enhances the quality and effectiveness of diabetes self-management education.  Also, please note that under 201 KAR 45:130 Section 5, added this year, you may be subject to a random audit of your continuing education hours.  Failure to comply with the audit may subject you to disciplinary action.  For more information on continuing education, please visit the laws and regulations, which can be found under the yellow “Resources” tab at the top of the home page.


Important message regarding your 2016 renewal:
Please go directly to eServices at if you are experiencing issues with the board’s website which have been experiencing issues with firewalls and new updates.
1) Forgot username and password link - click button and they will be sent to you - please see number 2 on login using O&P number

2) O&P Number: On your email /letter renewal notice, you will find your O&P number for login.
3) Renewal Date is not your expiration date explained: Your Expiration date is the last date you may practice and bill for services and it is shown to the public and employers at online verification. If your employer is telling you that you cannot practice beyond your renewal date, that is an employer and employee issue. Medicaid has agreed and is using the online verification expiration date for their billing. The expiration date represents the end of the grace period found in your Board’s licensure regulations allowing for board imposed late fees or penalties, but you maintain the ability to practice until the shown expiration date.

June 2016

Important Notice Regarding New Online System
You must create a brand new username and password.
Old One Stop Usernames and passwords are no longer valid and will not work.
v  Social Security number is used strictly as an identifier to accurately match old system data to new system data.  It will not remain within public view and has strict security.
v Please pay close attention to the required fields when registering your account. 
v When individual Board’s online renewal is completed, we will use the valid email address to communicate any new features or procedures. After your new user account is set up, you can print a new card or certificate. Legacy License Number and License Number will show identical licensure status and are valid to use today.
Any time that you wish to check the status of your license or print an official verification of your license, you can use the online license verification tool by clicking on “online services” in the yellow bar across the top of the page and then clicking “license verification.”

Note:  Any correspondence received in the board office or on the Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators website becomes public information and will be shared with the board members. Comments and questions can be directed by email to Board Administrator Jessie Parker at
Once licensed, the credential initials are as follows:
  • Licensed Diabetes Educators (LDE)
  • Master Licensed Diabetes Educators (MLDE)                                              
The Office of Occupations and Professions suggests completing your renewal at least two weeks prior to your expiration date.