Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists




Pennsylvania state licensure legislation was introduced February 2016 by State Representative Will Tallman under House Bill 1851. This bill will allow diabetes educators who meet provisions of this legislation to be Licensed Diabetes Educators in Pennsylvania.

HB 1851 will:

  • protect individuals with diabetes and
  • create a Licensed Diabetes Educator (LDE) license.

Under the provisions of HB 1851:

  • Those who already hold an active Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) credential or a Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) credential will be considered Licensed Diabetes Educators once they apply for licensure.
  • Those who do not hold a CDE or BC-ADM credential currently and who want to call themselves a Licensed Diabetes Educator will need to have a professional health-care background, pass the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators exam, and have a minimum number of 250 hours or experience with diabetes education.



Pennsylvania members and constituents, get involved with AADE's state licensure efforts by sending a letter to your State Representative encouraging them to support HB 1851. Click here to take action now!

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