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 18 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.
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Price: ​$349.00 Member / $429.00 Nonmember 

Program Components:

Online Courses

  • DSMES Program Management, 2nd Edition (6 CEs)
  • DSMT Reimbursement Essentials, 2nd Edition (2.5 CEs)
  • CQI for DSME Programs (2.5 CEs)

Recorded Webinars

  • How Are Diabetes Educators Revitalizing DSMES Programs Before They Close? (1.5 CEs)
  • Annual Reimbursement Update for 2018  (1.5 CEs)
  • What to Do About Rejected Medication & Reimbursement Claims  (1.5 CEs)
  • 2017 Revision of the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support  (1.5 CEs)
  • How to be a Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Supplier  (1 CE)

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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