Looking to begin or expand your career as a diabetes educator?
Need more training in diabetes self-management education to better serve your patients?
The AADE Career Path Certificate Program for Diabetes Self-Management Education provides training for healthcare providers in the delivery of diabetes education and support. The program prepares both individuals new to diabetes education as well as experienced educators in the early and mid-stages of their careers. Not planning to become a diabetes educator? The program is suitable for healthcare professionals who need additional training in diabetes to meet the needs of their patient population.
The programs are based upon defined practice levels for diabetes educators. These distinct levels are differentiated by educational preparation, credentialing, professional practice regulations, and the clinical practice environment.
There are two separate career paths:
Diabetes Paraprofessional, Levels 1 and 2
Diabetes Educator, Levels 1 and 2
Before enrolling in any program, review the detailed descriptions of each level, the competencies for each practice level, as well as the FAQs about the program. (See Related Resources below.)