Education & CE Opportunities

Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Level 2

About the Program

  • A detailed description of the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Level 2 is in the document, Diabetes Educator Practice Levels (See Related Resources).
  • The content for this program is based upon the skills and knowledge defined for the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Level 2, the Competencies for Diabetes Educators: A Companion Document to the Diabetes Educator Practice Levels. (See Related Resources).
  • Information about the programs is detailed in the FAQs (See Related Resources.)

Before registering for this program review all three documents for more information about the programs and to determine which program track and level is appropriate for you.

 "The ADCES Career Path Certificate Program Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Level 2 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 Level 2 Program

Schedule: There are approximately 60.5 hours of coursework in this program.  Applicants have SIX (6) months from the date of program registration to complete all the coursework, program post-test, and program evaluation.

Continuing Education: Total CE hours for the program 58.5 The continuing education (CEs) credits for the coursework are 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 Level 2 Coursework

Online Courses

  • Core Concepts Course Online* (30)
  • DSMES Program Management (6)
  • DSME Reimbursement: Essentials (2.5)
  • CQI for DSMES Programs (2.5)
  • Pattern Management: Combating Clinical Inertia (3.5)

*Note on Core Concepts Course Online (CCCOL):

All Level 2 applicants 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 Level 2 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 Level 2 registrants who successfully completed the live CCC between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2017, please email a copy of your Statement of Credit from the live course to to receive credit for the course in the Level 2 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 either 60 minutes or 90 minutes)

  • 2019 ADA Standards of Medical Care (Clinical Practice Guidelines) (1.5 CE)
  • Annual Reimbursement Update for 2019 (1.5 CE)
  • Treatment After Metformin: Considerations for Therapy Selection (1 CE)
  • Reducing Glycemic Variability in T1 DM: An Example of Non-Insulin Treatment Options (1.5 CE)
  • Insulin Therapy: The Next Generation (1.5 CE)
  • You Built a What? Preparing for Patient Conversations about Non-Commercial Automated Insulin vices (1 CE)
  • Let's Get  It On: Pump, Sensors & CGM - Part 1 (1 CE)
  • Let's Get  It On: Pump, Sensors & CGM - Part 2 (1 CE)
  • The Effects of CGM Use in People with T2 DM (.5 CE)
  • Adoption of New Devices & Technologies Among People & Providers: Overcoming Barriers (1 CE) 
  • How Secure Are Diabetes Devices (1 CE)

Practice Document Readings

  • Diabetes Educator & Diabetes Paraprofessional Practice Levels
  • Competencies for Diabetes Educators and Diabetes Paraprofessionals
  • National Standards for Diabetes Education and Support
  • DSMES in Type 2: Algorithm and Guidance
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