Your Diabetes Career Path – Where are You?

Just Getting Started in Diabetes?

Level 1 – Diabetes Fundamentals

I am entering the field of Diabetes and am currently:

  • A healthcare professional not yet working in the diabetes field
  • Working in the field of Diabetes Education
  • Working toward becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator®*

Welcome! You are joining a growing number of caring healthcare professionals participating in the rapidly expanding field of Diabetes Education.

How do I become a Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®)?

See our 10 Steps to Succeed for a step-by-step guide to planning for your CDE® exam.

According to the National Certification Board for Diabetes Education (NCBDE) you need to meet the following criteria:
  • Have your professional license for at least 2 years as a RN, RD, PT, PharmD, PA, MD (and others)
  • Accumulate 1000 hours of diabetes self-management teaching experience to take the CDE® exam
  • Need to complete 15 hours of diabetes related continuing education within 2 years of taking the exam.
  • See our 10 Steps to Succeed for a step-by-step guide to planning for your CDE® exam. Our download the printable version of the 10 Steps to Succeed

Level 2 – Beyond Fundamentals

My goal is to become a Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®*) within the next year!

  • I am a nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or other healthcare professional
  • I currently provide diabetes education to patients

Welcome! With the growing diabetes epidemic, there is an increasing need for certified diabetes educators. See our 10 Steps to Succeed for a step-by-step guide to planning for your CDE® exam. We offer a variety of online courses and live seminars to help you reach your goal! 


Level 3 – Ready to Take CDE® Exam Now

My goal is to pass the Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) in the next few months:

  • I am a nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or other health care professional who has registered to take the CDE® exam in the next few months
  • I currently provide diabetes education to patients

We offer a variety of online courses and live seminars to help you reach that goal! 


Level 4 – Advanced Level and BC-ADM

I am an Advanced Level Health Care Diabetes Professional and my goal is to:

  • Achieve Board Certification in Advanced Diabetes Management
  • Continue to increase my knowledge of advanced level diabetes care

Welcome. With the anticipated changes to health care delivery, there will be a need for Advanced Practice Professionals to provide diabetes care and management. Read more about the steps involved in becoming Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. We offer a variety of online courses and live seminars to help you reach your goal.


Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact us!


 

*Certified Diabetes Educator® and CDE® are registered marks owned by NCBDE. The use of DES products do not guarantee successful passage of the CDE® exam. NCBDE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDE® exam, except for those published by NCBDE.”

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