Regardless of one's title, the Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)® qualification credential is designed to strategically position an organization to remove systemic barriers to equity, align enterprise-wide strategies for inclusion, and transform the organizational culture. The level of learning is advanced.

The credential challenges executives to align DEI with organizational goals, as well as progress beyond diverse representation towards thought leadership. It was created for leaders who manage or oversee large scale and complex DEI efforts. Like the CDP, the CDE certification includes a standardized exam and candidate project.