Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Education & CE Opportunities

Diabetes Care and Education Specialist: Advanced Certificate

About the Program

  • Before registering for this program, review the program descriptions to determine which track and level is appropriate for you.
  • For more information on the ADCES career path certificate program, please review the FAQs.

 "The ADCES Diabetes Care and Education Specialist: Advanced Certificate enhanced my current knowledge of diabetes management and provided me with increased confidence to advance my career as a diabetes care and education specialist."

- Katie, Family Nurse Practitioner


Diabetes Care and Education Specialist: Advanced Certificate

Schedule: There are approximately 59.5 hours of coursework in this program.  You have SIX (6) months from the date of your program registration to complete all the coursework, program post-test, program evaluation, and to claim your certificate..

Continuing Education: There are 59 continuing education (CE) hours for the program.  The CE for the coursework is available to nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists. The number of credits are indicated in parentheses following the activity title.

Price: $895.00 Members and $995.00 Nonmembers

Diabetes Care and Education Specialist: Advanced Certificate

Online Courses

  • Core Concepts Course Online* (30)
  • Innovating Decisions and Empowering Action in Diabetes Management (3)
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Real World Case Studies in Pattern Management (4.5)
  • DSMES Program Management (6)
  • DSME Reimbursement: Essentials (2.5)
  • CQI for DSMES Programs (2.5) 

*Note on Core Concepts Course Online (CCCOL):

All Advanced certificate registrants will be assigned to the next available online session of the CCCOL. Please note, this is an instructor - facilitated online course that begins on a specific date and runs for 9 consecutive weeks. Click here for more details about the CCCOL, but DO NOT register for the CCCOL separately. When you register for the Advanced certificate program, the next upcoming session date will be included in your bundle automatically.

Required Text for Core Concepts Course Online: The Art & Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education Desk Reference. 4th Edition.  This book for the program and IS NOT included in the bundle registration fee. Click the following link if you need to purchase the Desk Reference, 4th Edition.

When checking out in the shopping cart: You will see a registration page for the assigned Core Concepts Online. You must select:

Registrant Type > Preregistered

For those Advanced certificate registrants who successfully completed the live CCC between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2019, please email a copy of your Statement of Credit from the live course to to receive credit for the course in the Advanced certificate program. You will not need to repeat the CCC Online course. This applies only to individuals having successfully completed the live version of the course in the time-frame indicated above. 

The registration fee for the live CCC will not be refunded & the certificate program price will not be prorated for the live CCC registration. 

Recorded Webinars

(Webcasts are 30, 60, or 90 minutes)

  • 2020 ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (1.5)
  • Glycemic Management in People with High Cardiovascular Risk (1)
  • A Practical Approach to Integrating the 2018 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Practice Guidelines for People with Diabetes (1)
  • ADCES' Vision of the Future for the Specialty Offers Opportunities to Ride the Population Health Wave (1)
  • Population Health: Putting it into Practice (1)
  • A Focus on Behavioral Outcomes – AADE7 Revisions (1.5)
  • Articulating Your Program's Value in Evolving Models of Care (1)
  • Annual Reimbursement Update for 2020 (1.5 CE)
  • Strategies for Successful DSMT and MNT Telehealth Implementation (0.5)
  • Leveraging Digital Health to Expand Diabetes Health Services for Value-Based Care (0.5)

Practice Document Readings

  • National Standards for Diabetes Education and Support
  • DSMES in Type 2: Algorithm and Guidance
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