NOTE: In this website, non '' url links open in a new window.


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.

We are taking applications for 2022.

Deadline for Region 10 ESC Participants:

For Region 10 ESC participants there is no deadline for applying to the Educational Diagnostician Certification Program. Once the cohort fills, we have a rolling admission process into the next cohort (for the subsequent year). The Region 10 cohort meets at Region 10 ESC.

Deadline for Out of Region Participants:

All  requirements must be completed and submitted by July 30th of the application year.


*It is recommended that you use a personal e-mail address for your application account.

                          *Please be professional when creating a password for your application.

Program Costs

**Since you are certified and applying for the Educational Diagnostician Program, choose “Educational Diagnostician” on the Certification Requested section of the application. Please do not choose Special Education or any other certification areas.**


Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation

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
  • Official bachelors and master’s transcripts (minimum of 3.0 GPA on master's degree)
    • Must have official transcripts (e-scripts are acceptable - must be e-mailed directly to Copies of transcripts are not acceptable.
  • Alternative certification coursework and hours (if applicable)
  • Transcripts and service records will be used to determine eligibility for credit of pre-requisites (Intro to Exceptional Children, Methods and Strategies for Students with Disabilities, Human Growth and Development, Foundations of Reading) and regular coursework. 

**Special Education Certification is Required for the Educational Diagnostician Program**

The Coursework

  • 2 Cohorts to accommodate smaller groups for assessment training.
    • Cohort A and B
      • Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Cohorts
      • Online classes begin upon payment of acceptance fee.
      • Face-to-face classes begin in the fall (Cohort A: September, Cohort B: November) and are on Tuesdays (Cohort B) and Thursdays (Cohort A) from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Region 10 ESC, 400 E Spring Valley Rd, Richardson TX, 75081.
  • Both Cohorts have an intensive daily summer schedule the month of June.
  • Long term calendars (if available) can be requested from
  • Participants are eligible for hire after completing online coursework, face-to-face classes, and TExES test preparation and passing the TExES examination. 
  • An internship/practicum is required for Educational Diagnostician Certification. You will secure a position as an educational diagnostician (two consecutive semesters). A fee is required for the internship/practicum ($4,000 ). This fee is set up on payroll deductions for ten months  You will be issued a Statement of Eligibility for Internship (SOE) once you are eligible for hire.

Please contact 972.348.6816 with any questions.

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.

Online Learning (Moodle)

Absence Form for Face-to-Face Coursework Sessions



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

Submit documents to:

Amy Lambert, Secretary

Phone: 972-348-1490
Fax: 972-348-1491

-- OR --
Mail documents to:

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


Please Note:  You are about to view a page that is provided for your convenience and
is not under the jurisdiction of Region 10 ESC; we are not responsible for its content.

Site URL: