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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. Not sure where to begin? Complete a self-assessment review to find areas you can target for growth and development.

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The Art of Telehealth Certificate

ADCES Art of Telehealth Certificate Program badgeTelehealth offers many benefits to your practice and clients. The Art of Telehealth certificate program gives you insight into how skillfully delivering virtual care offers many benefits to your practice and clients. Gain a digital badge upon completion.

Time Commitment: 6.5 CE hours, six-month access window

Price: FREE TO ADCES MEMBERS | $149 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. Gain a digital badge upon completion.

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

Price: FREE TO ADCES MEMBERS | $149 Nonmember


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DSMES Program and Business Management Certificate Program, 5th edition 

Advance your DSMES service to operate as a business by gaining a deeper understanding of the business, marketing, reimbursement, and quality improvement techniques needed to implement and sustain a DSMES program.

Time Commitment: 10 CE hours, six-month access window

Pricing: $329 Member | $429 Nonmember


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Putting Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) into Practice: Certificate Program 

Overcome barriers to implement CGM in your practice, understand CGM coding and reimbursement, and learn how to best match a person with diabetes with a device.

Time Commitment: 7.5 CE hours, six-month access window

Pricing: FREE TO ALL


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Person-Centered Care for Individuals who have Higher Weight: A Certificate Program 
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Educate the entire diabetes care team on best practices to provide non-stigmatizing care for higher weight individuals. Gain a digital badge upon completion.

Time Commitment: 8 CE hours, six-month access window

Pricing: $99 Member | $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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between an ADCES certificate program and a certification program or credential?
  • What can I do with ADCES certificates?
  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES)
  • Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)
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