Board Certified - Advanced Diabetes Management certification

New: BC-ADM Practice Test is Now Available - See Below

Why become a BC-ADM?       

The BC-ADM certification validates a healthcare professional's specialized knowledge and expertise in the management of people with diabetes. Practicing within their discipline's scope of practice, healthcare professionals who hold the BC-ADM certification credential adjust medications, treat & monitor acute and chronic complications, provide medical nutrition therapy, help patients plan exercise regimens, counsel patients to manage behaviors and psychosocial issues, participate in research and mentor. The depth of knowledge and competence in advanced clinical practice and diabetes skills affords an increased complexity of decision making which contributes to better patient care.

Are you eligible?

Candidate for the BC-ADM hold a current, active RN, RD, RPh, PA OR MD/DO license in a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally-recognized equivalent in another country. You must hold a graduate degree from an accredited program and within 48 months prior to applying for this certification exam, complete a minimum of 500 clinical practice hours in advanced diabetes management. For complete information about eligibility please refer to the BC-ADM Handbook

Certification Fees?

$600 AADE Member
$500 AADE Member
$900 Non-member
$800 Non-member
*$150 International Testing Fee

What are the exam Dates and Deadlines?

The exam is given twice a year in June and December. Candidates are strongly encouraged to complete their applications at least 60 days prior to their desired testing month. There are two testing windows per year - June and December. The deadline for registration for the June window is May 1 and the deadline for the December window is November 1. You can apply up until the 15th of May and the 15th of November but a late fee will be charged. Please see the BC-ADM handbook for more detail.

What resource can I use to study for the exam?

AADE is now offering a BC-ADM Practice Test. Fee: $95

This is a 75-question Practice test that will help you prepare for the exam. It reflects current exam content and includes items that reflect tasks and knowledge across the eight domain areas of advanced diabetes management. For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions or visit the link to the Practice test.

How do I renew my certification?

Certification renewal must be completed every five (5) years to maintain your certification. Castle will send candidates reminders by email and U.S. mail six (6) months prior to certification expiration. It is the candidate's responsibility to update Castle with any changes in contact information. You must submit your certification renewal application no later than 45 days prior to your certification expiration. You cannot renew with a paper application. For more information, such as, eligibility criteria on renewals please review the BC-ADM handbook.

Credential Verification - for those who currently hold the BC-ADM

Please send an email to to request verification of a candidate who holds the certification.

Who is Castle Worldwide?           

AADE has contracted with Castle Worldwide as they are one of the nation's leading certification and licensure testing companies. As a full-service testing company, Castle offers a broad array of products and services designed to meet the needs of educational, government and professional organizations. Castle provides expertise in psychometric, technological capabilities and a strong customer service department to meet the needs of our exam candidates. Castle offers help to our candidates and can be reached by email: or simply by calling (919) 572-6880.

What are other candidates asking? (Frequently Asked Questions)

Making the decision to sit for the BC-ADM is not a simple decision. We have put together this document to help you with many common questions and concerns. Please click on this link for all your answers: FAQ Sheet

For any concerns please email AADE at