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Diagnostician working with young girl seated on floorR10 Certification logoBecome an Educational Diagnostician through Region 10’s Certification (CERT) Program

Are you a teacher who is focused on detail and have become proficient at writing and analyzing data? Then becoming an educational diagnostician may be for you. Educational Diagnosticians are special educators who assess students suspected of disabilities, and write formal reports. They often are the spokesperson at ARD meetings and assist special and general educators to provide students with the appropriate education they deserve, based on assessments. Special Education certification is required prior to applying for the Educational Diagnostician Program.

Is this Career for You?   A Diagnostician Story.


Complete the online application

*Please us a personal e-mail address for your application account.




Submit the following:

  • Nomination form from District Special Education Director
    (to download the form click the orange button above)
  • Notarized Criminal Affidavit
  • Service Records documenting at least 3 years teaching experience
  • 3 most recent end of the year evaluations,
  • Official bachelors and master’s transcripts (minimum of 3.0 GPA on master's degree)
    • Must have official transcripts (e-scripts acceptable - must be e-mailed to Copies of transcripts are not acceptable.
  • Alternative certification coursework and hours (if applicable)

Special Education Certification Required Prior to Applying

The Coursework

  • 2 Cohorts to accommodate smaller groups for assessment training.
    • Cohort A and B
      • Applications are no longer being accepted for 2019-2020 Cohorts or for the Out of Region participants.
      • Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Cohorts and the Out of Region participants.
      • Online classes begin in the spring, face-to-face classes begin in fall.
      • Face-to-face classes are on Tuesdays and occasional Thursdays from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Region 10 in Richardson TX, 75081.
  • Both Cohorts have an intensive daily summer schedule in June. 
  • Participants are eligible for hire after completing online coursework plus fall, spring, and summer face-to-face classes which includes passing the TExES examination .
  • Diagnostician Certification requires obtaining a job as an educational diagnostician for the internship year.

Online Learning (Moodle)


2019-2020 Schedule for Participants at their Home Service Center

Please contact 972.348.1478 with any questions.

*Schedule Dates and Rooms are Subject to Change

Payment/Program Status

*Please Note: All Program Fees are Non-Refundable

Attendance at coursework is very important for success in this fast-paced educational diagnostician program. When an absence is a scheduled event, the absence form must be completed at least one week before the absence for program approval so that a make-up assignment can be given. When an illness requires an absence form the form should be submitted within 3 days, and a make-up assignment will be given. Only 6 hours of absences are allowable in this program.

Absence Form for Face-to-Face Coursework Sessions


Region 10 wants to help YOU advance and analyze student needs
as an educational diagnostician.

Submit documents to:

Camela Walker, Secretary

Phone: 972-348-1706
Fax: 972-348-1707

-- OR --
Mail documents to:

Region 10 ESC
Attn: R10 CERT - Diagnostician Program
400 E Spring Valley Rd.
Richardson,  TX  75081




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