Level 3 | CDE® Exam Boot Camp

Level 3 | CDE® Exam Boot Camp 

The Level 3 Bundle offers eight courses and a total of 10.5 CEs, a value of $303 for only $269.

Our CDE® Exam Boot Camp Webcast Series is the next best thing to attending our live courses. This series offers participants an interactive and engaging experience. It’s like having an online coach.  In each webinar, Coach Beverly highlights the critical content of each topic area so you can focus your study time most efficiently.  She also launches multiple poll questions to helps students focus on key concepts and assess their knowledge, while learning the best test taking strategies.

With your purchase of our Level 3 – CDE® Exam BootCamp, you have instant access to the eight On-Demand courses via the Online University, PLUS we have automatically enrolled you in all live webinars.

Level 3 | CDE® Exam Boot Camp Live Webinar Winter/Summer schedule 2018

We know your time is limited. Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM helps you drill through the vast content with our intensive series of eight 1.5 hour sessions, while keeping it focused and fun! You will finish this series more confident and ready to succeed at the CDE® Exam.

Plus, our new CDE® Coach App allows user to easily access the webinars from your smartphone or iPad. We know students are busy. That’s why each of our courses also includes a free podcast, so students can listen on-the-go.

Intended Audience: Our CDE® Boot Camp Webinar Series is designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants and other health care providers interested in achieving excellence in diabetes care and becoming Certified Diabetes Educators®.

Coach: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM is a working educator who has passed her CDE® Exam 6 times. She is a nationally recognized diabetes expert for over 25 years.

Boot Camp Graduate Review – Beverly is an amazing coach! I’m happy to say that I passed my CDE® exam with great thanks to Beverly and her CDE® Boot Camp! She inspires me to be better at this profession! Her materials are so helpful for day in, day out practice! Everyone should be taking this course regardless if they have or have not taken the exam and work in this profession! 

˜Ashley Farrell, RD, LDN, CDE®

All hours earned count toward your CDE®  Accreditation Information

Earn 10.50 CEs (Group Discounts Available)




Topics Included in Level 3CDE® Exam Boot Camp, 10.5 CEs

Diabetes – Not Just Hyperglycemia, 1.5 CEs

Diabetes is complicated! This course starts with a brief introduction to the CDE® Exam content and philosophy. Then we move to discuss underpinnings of pancreas dysfunction and the different types of diabetes. Insulin resistance is addressed as well as the diagnostic criteria for the diabetes.

Topics include:

  • State the impact of diabetes in our communities
  • Explore insulin resistance and vascular disease
  • Discus key concepts in pathophysiology of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes
  • Review Diabetes Diagnostic Criteria


Standards of Care Update, 1.5 CEs

This course reviews the updates to the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and provide critical teaching points and content for Diabetes Educators. The ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes is a key resource for healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care, education, and support.

Topics include:

  • Review changes and updates to the 2017 ADA Standards of Medical Care.
  • Identify key elements of the position statement
  • Discuss the application of these changes for diabetes educators.
  • Targeted interventions based on patient assessments


Insulin Therapy – From Basal/Bolus to Pattern Management, 1.5 CEs

This course reviews the effective use of insulin therapy to improve glucose control. Learn how to look at glucose patterns and determine appropriate insulin adjustment strategies. Also included are formulas to calculate therapy based on national guidelines.

Topics include:

  • Using basal/bolus insulin therapy to improve glucose control
  • Glucose patterns and adjustment strategies
  • Incorporating national guidelines into practice


Insulin Intensive – Monitoring, Sick Days, Lower Extremities, 1.5 CEs

The purpose of this course is to spend focused time reviewing insulin pattern management, dosing strategies, basal bolus and carb counting calculations. We explore the ins and outs of monitoring, sick day management and provide a brief review of hypoglycemia and lower extremity assessment. This course content will boost your knowledge and confidence in recommending insulin adjustments to patients and providers.
Topics include:

  • Explore the importance of patient assessment in determining a realistic dosing strategy
  • Calculating insulin correction and carb coverage ratios
  • Hypoglycemia and glucose monitoring strategies
  • Sick day management and lower extremity assessment


Meds for Type 2 – What you need to know, 1.5 CEs

This course highlights the array of oral and injectable medications to treat hyperglycemia for people with type 2 diabetes. We explore clinical issues to consider when determining the best strategy to improve glucose control. We discuss cost, side effects, complexity and other factors into consideration.

Topics include:

  • Describe the main action, dosing and side effects of the different classes of diabetes medications
  • Highlight the key elements of the Medication Guidelines by AACE and ADA.
  • Clinical factors to consider when determining the best strategy to improve glucose control


Exercise & Medical Nutrition Therapy, 1.5 CEs

This course reviews the latest nutrition guidelines and strategies to individualize this information based on the patient assessment. Included is a discussion on metabolic surgery, gastroparesis and disordered eating. We review the benefits of exercise and focus on the latest national guidelines for activity, strengthening and balance.

Topics include:

  • Nutrition guidelines and weight loss strategies
  • Individualized approaches medical nutrition therapy
  • Exercise – Benefits, guidelines and strategies


Coping and Behavior Change, 1.5 CEs

This course provides the framework to assess patient barriers and support behavior change. We explore psychosocial issues that may be blocking patients from adopting healthier behaviors and provides strategies to identify and overcome these barriers.  We conclude with a review of the major learning theories with a focus on empowerment.

Topics include:

  • Assessing coping skills
  • Depression, anxiety and diabetes distress
  • Supporting behavior change
  • Learning theories and goal setting


Test Taking Coach Session (48 questions) bonus course!

Join your test taking Coach, Beverly Thomassian, as she reviews a variety of sample CDE test questions. She will explain how to dissect the question, eliminate wrong answers and avoid getting lured in by juicy answers. There are no CE’s provided with this course, however there is a lot of valuable test taking information for your CDE Exam preparation.  

Beverly will provide 48 test questions (to get the answers take the online test in your student center) in advance and review as many practice questions as possible within the hour time frame.

*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.”




Nationally Accredited: Diabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDE® regardless of your profession.**

recommendedWhat we recommend  if you are studying for the CDE® Exam

Before you register for our Level 3 CDE® Boot Camp above, consider our money-saving bundle CDE Exam Prep bundle that includes Boot Camp as well as Levels 1 and 2 so you can start studying now!

This is the best value if you are planning to take the CDE® Boot Camp, because it gets you started ASAP. Feeling a little overwhelmed and in need of direction? Levels 1 and 2 help you build your diabetes education foundation before you start Level 3 Boot Camp:

$399 for CDE Prep Bundle (all 3 Levels, including Boot Camp) Save BIG! Earn 33.85 CEs



Benefits of the CDE Prep Bundle (Levels 1, 2 and 3)

  • You Can Start NOW We designed this bundle so you can start studying now with our 20 online recorded courses to build your diabetes education foundation and prepare for the CDE® Exam.
  • Content-Focused on Patient-Centered Clinical Management Our Levels 1 and 2 “Fundamentals and Beyond” series include the necessary content to move you forward on your journey and strengthen your knowledge as a diabetes educator.
  • After completing Levels 1 and 2, you will be ready for our CDE® Exam Boot Camp webcast series. Beverly Thomassian will coach you through the 8 Live Boot Camp Webcasts to help you to focus your studies and target the information needed to pass the CDE® Exam.
  • The CDE® Exam Boot Camp Webcasts are recorded and available for immediate viewing. You have access to the courses for a year after purchase.
  • Boot Camp Director and Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, BC-ADM will march you through the critical content to prepare for the CDE® Exam. (Beverly has taken and passed the CDE® Test five times over the past 20 years). She knows your time is limited, and she helps you focus your study time by organizing the vast content into a series of 1.5 hour webcasts.

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Each webcast session includes: 

  • All sessions are available immediately upon registration in your Online Student Center. Each session comes with a down-loadable handout, a podcast, and an online resource page, crammed full of info. You can review the recorded webcasts and online courses as many times as you like for one year.
  • A fast-paced review of concepts and content needed to succeed as a Certified Diabetes Educator®.  Sample test questions and a question and answer period will be provided each session.

Please contact us with any questions: anne@diabetesed.net or call us at 530-893-8635 or visit our website at DiabetesEd.net

*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.”

**To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Recognized Providers (www.ncbde.org). NCBDE does not approve continuing education. Diabetes Education Services is accredited/approved by the Commission of Dietetic Registration which is on the list of NCBDE Recognized Providers.”