Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Education & CE Opportunities

DSMES Program and Business Management Certificate

Managing a diabetes self-management education or support program? Sharpen your business skills to meet the challenges of maintaining a successful DSMES program by earning a certificate.  

Competency Focus: Domain 5: Systems Based Practice in the Competencies for Diabetes Care & Education Specialists.  

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this program.
Schedule: Enrollees have 3 months from the date of program registration to complete all coursework & required activities.
Certificate and Continuing Education:
  • Enrollees who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of program completion.
  • The program provides 15.5 continuing medical education credits (CME).

Program Format:

  • Online, self-study, self-paced.
  • Course activities will be loaded into your online learning portal upon registration.
  • You will receive an automatic confirmation email of your registration. At this point, you may login to your learning portal on-demand to access the program.
  • Access My Learning portal.

Program Coursework:

The program consists of:

4 readings

  • National Standards for DSMES
  • Diabetes Educator and Diabetes Paraprofessional Practice Levels
  • Competencies for Diabetes Educators and Diabetes Paraprofessionals
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support in Type 2 Diabetes A Joint Position Statement

5 recorded webinars/sessions-on-demand

  • Annual Reimbursement Update for 2020
  • Best Practices for Increasing Referrals: Results of a DEAP Survey
  • Building Relationships Will Keep Them Coming Back: It's All About Retention
  • Implementation of Medicare Annual Wellness Visits by Diabetes Specialists in Evolving Healthcare Delivery Models
  • Leveraging Digital Health to Expand Diabetes Health Services for Value-Based Care

3 online courses

  • DSMES Program Management: Course, 2nd Edition & Post-Test
  • DSMT Reimbursement Essentials, 3rd Edition: Course & Post-Test
  • CQI for DSMES Programs, 2nd Edition: Course & Post-Test

A certificate post-test

Price: $349.00 Member / $429.00 Nonmember 

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