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ADCES Certificates

ADCES offers a variety of certificates and assessment-based learning programs to suit individuals or entire practice teams. Many certificates offer digital badges upon completion.

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Insulin Therapy Certificate Program

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Cover the latest guidelines for dosing, titrations and concentrated insulins. Explore insulin products, individualizing and optimizing SMBG and time-in-range goals, pattern management, and insulin pump therapy to expand your knowledge and skills in applying insulin therapy to the care of people with diabetes. Upon completion of the program, you will earn a digital badge to recognize your accomplishment.

Time Commitment: 20.5 CE hours, six-month access window

Price: FREE TO ADCES MEMBERS | $299 Nonmember 

This program is supported by educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Lilly, Lifescan Inc., and Novo Nordisk.




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Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Certificate Program ADCES-CGM-in-Practice-Badge

Dive deep into all aspects of CGM, including benefits and barriers, reports, billing codes, reimbursement and more. Gain an understanding of why it's the gold standard for diabetes care and learn how to successfully implement within your practice.

Time Commitment: 14.5 CE hours, six-month access window

Price: FREE TO ADCES MEMBERS | $299 Nonmember

This program is supported by educational grants from Abbott Diabetes Care and the Helmsley Charitable Trust 




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Managing Diabetes Complications Certificate Program Diabetes Complications Certificate Badge

Learn best practices for identifying and managing the complications of diabetes. These self-study sessions focus on seven diabetes complications and provide CE credit. Participants receive a certificate and a digital badge upon completion of the program.

Time Commitment: 8.5 CE hours, six-month access window

Price: $200 Member | $250 Nonmember 


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DSMES Program and Business Management Certificate

Learn the skills and strategies you need to develop, grow and maintain a successful diabetes self-management education and support program. 

Time Commitment: 15.5 CE hours, three-month access window

Price: $329 Member | $429 Nonmember 


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Connected Insulin Delivery Devices and Clinical Application of Data Certificate

Connected Insulin Delivery Devices Certificate badgeThe ADCES Connected Insulin Delivery Devices Certificate is an assessment-based certificate program that explores the benefits of connected insulin delivery devices, like smart insulin pens, and the integrated data that they provide.

Time Commitment: 6 CE hours, six-month access window

Price: FREE TO ADCES MEMBERS | $149 Nonmember


Lifestyle Coach Training LSCbadge

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to facilitate a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. By becoming a trained Lifestyle Coach, you’ll enhance your professional skills as you help people with prediabetes eat healthy, move more, and manage stress.

Live and online versions available; pricing varies accordingly


Advanced Lifestyle Coach Training AdvLSCbadge

Experienced lifestyle coaches will build skills on facilitating behavioral change within the 12-month lifestyle change program. Topics include theoretical approaches to behavior change, building change readiness, selecting and using person-centered communications skills, developing appropriate facilitation styles, understanding barriers and facilitators of change, and adapting skills and strategies for diverse groups. 

Live and online versions available; pricing varies accordingly.


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