The BC‐ADM skillfully manages complex patient needs and assists patients with therapeutic problem‐solving. Within their discipline's 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, and participate in research and mentoring.
First time candidates for the exam will need the following clinical practice hours: within 48 months prior to applying for this certification exam, complete a minimum of 500 clinical practice hours in advanced diabetes management (after licensure).
Faculty can use hours of direct clinical supervision of students for clinical practice. The direct clinical supervision must be in the certification specialty.