Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

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The BC-ADM® Credential

Showcase your expertise in advanced diabetes management. 

The person holding the BC-ADM (Board Certified - Advanced Diabetes Management) credential skillfully manages complex patient needs and assists patients with their therapeutic problem-solving. Within their 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
  • Participate in research and mentoring
As of March 2020, the BC-ADM is on the list of accepted certifications for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.
            


Key Information

  • Eligibility Requirements

Taking the Exam
The exam is offered in person and remotely. Please visit our testing provider's website for the latest updates on test site closures and flexible scheduling options

Resources for Remote Exam

Renewing Your Credential
BC-ADM certification renewal is required every 5 years. Learn more and access helpful resources.

Test Administration
ADCES has contracted with Scantron Corporation to process applications, and schedule and monitor the BC-ADM certification exam. Scantron offers help to candidates and can be reached by phone or email:
Email: candidatesupport@scantron.com
Phone: 919-572-6880

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Verifying BC-ADM Status

Upon request, ADCES provides verification of credential for those who hold the BC-ADM. Contact bcadm@adces.org to obtain verification. Please provide us with their name and BC-ADM certificate number and we will provide a verification letter via email. 


Exam Preparation Resources

ADCES offers a number of resources that will help you prepare for the exam: 

Candidate Handbook (Updated in 2022)
Your primary source for all the information you need to apply for the exam, renew your certification and explore the exam outline. Includes the four exam domains, the percentage they are covered, a  self-assessment tool, and resources to help you fill in learning gaps. Exam domains, along with links to separate study sheets for each:
Domain 1     Assessment and Diagnosis
Domain 2     Planning and Intervention
Domain 3     Evaluation and Follow-Up
Domain 4     Leadership and Advanced Professional Practice

Practice Exam
More than 70 practice questions to familiarize yourself with the exam style. We offer two modes: Practice where you get instant feedback, and Exam where feedback is provided when you complete the exam. Users have unlimited access for six months.

FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions about the BC-ADM exam and credential for both first time applicants and those renewing. 


How the BC-ADM Made a Difference in My Career

Janice Baker, RD, CDE, BC-ADM has 33 years of practice. Hear why she became a BC-ADM and why attaining the credential made a big difference.

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