Board Certified - Advanced Diabetes Management certification

BC-ADM

BC-ADM TARGET AUDIENCE STATEMENT:

The BC-ADM skillfully manages complex patient needs and assists patients with their therapeutic problem-solving. Within their scope of practice, healthcare professionals who hold the BC-ADM certification: 

  • Adjust medications
  • Treat and monitor acute and chronic complications and other comorbidities
  • Counsel patients on lifestyle modifications
  • Address psychosocial issues
  • Participate in research and mentoring

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ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility
Criteria
Registered Nurse
Registered Dietitian
Pharmacist
Physician Assistant
Physician
Licenses/Registration
Current, active RN license
Current, active dietitian registration
Current, active pharmacist registration/
licensure
Current active physician assistant license
Current active MD/DO license
Advanced Degree
Master’s or higher degree in a relevant clinical, educational, or management
Master’s or higher degree in a relevant clinical, educational, or management
Master’s or higher degree in a relevant clinical, educational, or management
 
PharmD
Master’s or higher degree in a relevant clinical, educational, or management
MD/DO
Experience
500 clinical practice hours within 48 months prior to taking certification
examination. (Clinical hours must be after relevant licensure and advanced
degree has been obtained.)

CANDIDATE HANDBOOK  

The candidate handbook holds all the information you need to apply for the exam, renew your certification and explore the exam outline.

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.

TEST DATES

Application Received By:
Application
(Including $50 Late Fee)
Received By:
Testing Window:
May 1
May 15
June
November 1
November 15
December

CERTIFICATION FEES

 The fee includes the processing of the examination registration and one testing appointment.

  • $600.00 AADE members
  • $900.00 Non-member (membership not included)

RESOURCES

PRACTICE EXAM - TAKE PRACTICE EXAM NOW

  • 75 multiple choice questions, taken from the BC-ADM item bank
  • Timed - 90 minutes
  • Results reflect the 4 domains of the actual exam to focus your study

The practice exam is intended to supplement your overall study efforts. Your total score for this BC-ADM practice test should not be viewed as a predictor of performance on the Board-Certified Advanced Diabetes Management Certification exam.

Candidates are provided with an overall score plus information about their performance across each of the four domains tested on the practice test. This test does not provide information about correct/incorrect responses at the item level.

EXAM BLUE PRINT (Complete exam outline can be found in the Candidate Handbook )

Category
Domains of Practice
No. of Questions
Percent
I
Assessment and Diagnosis
47
31%
II
Planning and Intervention
48
32%
III
Evaluation and Follow-up
37
25%
IV
Leadership and Advanced Professional Practice
18
12%
 
Total
150
100%

CASTLE WORLDWIDE, INC. AADE'S TEST VENDOR

AADE has contracted with Castle Worldwide to process applications, manage the practice exam and schedule and monitor the actual BC-ADM certification exam. Castle offers help to our candidates and can be reached by email: ibt@castleworldwide.com or simply by calling (919) 572-6880.

RENEWAL - RENEW NOW

  • 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, three (3) months and one (1) month prior to certification expiration.
  • It is the candidate's responsibility to update Castle with any changes in contact information.
  • You cannot renew with a paper application. Fore more information, such as, eligibility criteria on renewals please review the BC-ADM handbook 

RECERTIFICATION FEES

  • $500.00 - AADE members
  • $800.00 - Non AADE members

NEED CANDIDATE VERTIFICATION

Please send an email to bcadm@aadenet.org to request verification of a candidate who holds the certification.

For any concerns please email AADE at bcadm@aadenet.org