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Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (DCES) Certificate Program

A certificate program for intended for healthcare providers who have achieved an advanced body of core knowledge and skills related to diabetes education and/or management above.

Member Price
$130.00
Non-Member Price
$210.00

  • Description
  • Accreditation
  • Disclosures
  • Pricing
  • Credits

Effective dates for CE credits: 1/2/2024 - 1/2/2027

Description

The Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Certificate Program is geared towards healthcare providers who have achieved an advanced body of core knowledge and skills related to diabetes education and/or management above that which is required by the profession of origin. This certificate incorporates those providers who meet the academic, professional, and experiential criteria to qualify for and maintain the CDCES credential. It covers the ADCES competencies, as well as material geared towards setting up a practice.

Learning Outcome

CDCES’ will be fully trained on the ADCES competencies of care and will have an increased knowledge of the best practices to develop care plans for the person with diabetes.

Who should enroll in this program?
Clinicians with the credential CDCES or BC-ADM and similar roles specializing in diabetes, including but not limited to:

 Registered Nurses      Physical Therapists
 Advanced Practice Nurses      Physician Assistants
 Nurse Practitioners      Physicians
 Registered Dietitians      Licensed Clinical Social Workers
 Pharmacists      Master Certified Health Education Specialists
 Exercise Physiologists 

This list is not all-inclusive. It is intended to provide guidance on the professional backgrounds for which this certificate program is appropriate.

Course Modules

  • Pathophysiology
  • Communication and Advocacy
  • Reducing Risks
  • Research and Quality Improvement
  • Systems
  • Professionalism
  • Healthy Coping
  • Problem Solving
  • Medication
  • Monitoring
  • Healthy Eating

Features

  • Audio-visual presentation
  • Breaks for check-your-knowledge questions
  • Downloadable copies of slides
  • Post-learning assessment

Intended Audience

This application-based activity is designed for diabetes care and education specialists. They are experts who, as integral members of the care team, provide collaborative, comprehensive, and person-centered care and education to people with diabetes and related conditions. This includes, but is not limited to, those with the credential CDCES (certified diabetes care and education specialist) or BC-ADM (board certified advanced diabetes management) and similar roles specializing in diabetes.

Learning Format

Enduring Material

Access Period

You have SIX (6) months from the date of your program registration to complete all program activities, submit the final program evaluation, and claim your certificate of program completion.

     

    In support of improving patient care, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

    The Universal Activity Number is JA4008258-0000-24-022-H01-P;JA4008258-0000-24-022-H01-T. This knowledge-based activity has been approved for 6.5 contact hours.
    This statement contains information provided to NABP from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) via CPE Monitor®. ACPE policy states paper and/or electronic statements of credit may no longer be distributed directly to learners as proof of ACPE credit. The official record of credit may be located in the learner’s e-profile in CPE Monitor.

    American Medical Association (AMA)

    Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

    Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists designates this activity for a maximum of 6.5 ANCC contact hours. This activity discusses 1.0 contact hours of pharmacotherapeutic content.
    The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10977, for 6.5 contact hours.

    American Academy of PAs (AAPA)

    The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 1/2/2027. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

    Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

    CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 6.5 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEU) for completion of this activity.
    Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU). If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour = 1 CPEU. RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.

    Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 6.5 continuing education credits.

    Successful Completion

    To receive a Statement of Credit you must complete all the course modules, pass the post-learning assessment, and complete the program evaluation.

    Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists

    To satisfy the requirements for renewal of certification for the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved by a provider on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers (www.cbdce.org). CBDCE does not approve continuing education. The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers.

    Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)

    ADCES is the administering body for the Advanced Diabetes Management credentials. Continuing education programs offered by ADCES can be used toward fulfilling BC-ADM Certification and recertification requirements.

    Other Health Professionals

    It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if the program meets the criteria for re-licensure or recertification for their discipline.

    CE expiration date: 1/2/2027

    In accordance with Joint Accreditation criteria and the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies for the past 24 months.

    Joint Accreditation/ACCME also requires that ADCES mitigate any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. The disclosure information is intended to identify any ineligible relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during an activity, please report it on the evaluation.

    Relevant disclosures (or lack thereof) among educational activity planners and faculty are as follows:

    Faculty
     
    Donna Stevens, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDCES
    Bonnie J. Bartos, PA, MHP, CDCES
    Alefiya Faizullabhoy, MBA, MS, RD, CDCES, CDN, FAND - Insulet, Contracted CPT
    Kristine Batty, Ph.D., FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES
    Kathy Hebdon, RN
    Janice Lazear, DNP, FNP-C, CDCES
    Shreya Patel, Pharm.D., BCPS
      Planners

      Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, MSN, RN, CDCES, BC-ADM – Stock: Gilead Sciences, Regeneron Pharma (relationship has ended)
      Donna Stevens, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDCES
      Bonnie J. Bartos, PA, MHP, CDCES
      Alefiya Faizullabhoy, MBA, MS, RD, CDCES, CDN, FAND - Insulet, Contracted CPT
      Kristine Batty, Ph.D., FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES
      Kathy Hebdon, RN
      Janice Lazear, DNP, FNP-C, CDCES
      Shreya Patel, Pharm.D., BCPS 

      Disclosure and Mitigation of Relevant Conflicts of Interest

      All identified relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated.

      The approval of this educational offering by the ADCES does not imply endorsement of specific therapies, treatments, or products discussed in the presentations.

      Joint Providership

      None

      Financial Support

      None

      Members: $130
      Non-Members: $210

      Volume discounts are available and will be automatically applied at check-out when the desired quantity is selected.

      • For groups of 3-9, a 10% discount is available.
      • For groups of 10-14, a 15% discount is available.
      • For groups of 15+, a 20% discount is available.
      Knowledge: 6.50

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