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: Program and Business Management in the Competencies for Diabetes Educator & Diabetes Paraprofessionals.  

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 education credits (CE) for nurses (ANCC), dietitians (CDR), and pharmacists (ACPE).

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.

Price: ​$349.00 Member / $429.00 Nonmember 

Program Components:

Online Courses

  • DSMES Program Management, 2nd Edition
  • DSMT Reimbursement Essentials, 3rd Edition
  • CQI for DSMES Programs, 2nd Edition

Recorded Webinars

  • Harnessing the Power of Telehealth
  • Annual Reimbursement Update for 2019
  • Building Relationships Will Keep Them Coming Back: It's All About Retention
  • Referrals, Advocacy and Reimbursement for DSMES

Required Readings (No CEs)

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