Press Release

AADE Now Accepting Applications For The BC-ADM Certification

Applications For Board Certification – Advanced Diabetes Management Due May 1, 2011 for June test; November 15, 2011 for December Test


For Release: April 21, 2011

David Harrison at, 410.843.3869
Diana Pihos at, 312.601.4864

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is now accepting applications for the Board Certification – Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) credential.
The BC-ADM is a earned by diabetes educators who have an advanced degree in their field and a professional license as either a registered nurse, registered dietitian, or registered pharmacist. Eligible advanced practitioners must meet specific practice requirements and must pass the BC-ADM exam, which is offered twice a year, in June and December.
The knowledge base expected of applicants who seek this certification include patient management skills such as medication adjustment, medical nutrition therapy, exercise planning, counseling for behavior management and psychosocial issues.  Attaining optimal metabolic control in the diabetic client may include treatment and monitoring of acute and chronic complications.  The depth of knowledge and competence in advanced clinical practice and diabetes skills affords an increased complexity of decision making which expands the traditional discipline specific practice.  Research, mentoring, and continuing professional development are also expected skills sets. 
In order to sit for the BC-ADM examination, candidates must meet several basic requirements:
  • Hold a current, active RN, RD or RPh license in a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally-recognized equivalent in another country.
  • Hold a graduate degree from an accredited program.
  • Within 48 months prior to applying for this certification exam, complete a minimum of 500 clinical practice hours in advanced diabetes management.
Click to download the certification handbook, or email, or click here for more general information such as fees and exam dates.
About the AADE:
Founded in 1973, AADE is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through education. With more than 12,000 professional members including physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and others, AADE has a vast network of practitioners involved in the daily treatment of diabetes patients. Collectively, our alliances, member practitioner networks, and academic partners uniquely position AADE at the locus of change for the future treatment of diabetes.