Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Education & CE Opportunities

Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM®)

What is a BC-ADM?

The person holding the BC-ADM 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®.

  • Eligibility Requirements

Important Testing Information

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Resources for Remote Exam


Candidate Handbook

All the information you need to apply for the exam, renew your certification and explore the exam outline.


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


BC-ADM certification renewal is required every 5 years.


Upon request, ADCES provides verification of candidates who hold the BC-ADM certification. Contact to obtain verification.

Tools & Resources

Links to the practice exam and information on exam administration.

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.

The Growing Field of BC-ADMs

Ritesh Patel, CDE, BC-ADM, CPP speaks with Clinical Pharmacists Blake Sullivan and Cornelius Toliver about the growing field of BC-ADMs, and what will encourage more people to earn this credential.

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