Online Course Overview

Considering becoming a CDE® or BC-ADM?

The Diabetes Education Services Online University was created for passionate healthcare professionals looking to develop their Diabetes career. Obtaining your CDE® or BC-ADM will help give you more recognition in the field and encourage confidence in consulting on diabetes care.

Where to start?

How do the online courses work?

After purchase, you have access to your courses for one year. Each course has a video, podcast, handout, survey, and test. The videos are narrated power point presentations, led by Coach Beverly, which you can listen to anytime, as many times as you want, for the year your courses are active.

After the course is completed, you will see an option to print your certificate. 

How long will it take me to complete my courses?

Because every student works at their own pace,  it is difficult to establish a concrete time table.  For example – If one class is worth 1.5 CEs, it should take you approximately 1 ½  hours to complete the course.

What if I don't pass a test, can I retake it?

You can retake a test as many times as needed until you pass.  The passing score is 80%.

For most students, a bundle is recommended, whether you are preparing to take the CDE®Exam, or simply polishing your Diabetes knowledge, we have the courses for you. We recommend starting with Level 1 – Diabetes Fundamentals and working your way through Levels 2, 3 and 4 (see below). Take your time and enjoy the journey. Each level builds on the previous content and covers a wide breadth of topics.

You have access to your course series for a complete year after registration. Our online courses are interactive and combine lecture, quizzes and case studies to prepare you for success. The content is designed to immediately advance your clinical practice plus move you toward your goal of achieving a higher level of expertise and comfort when providing diabetes education.

The online courses are built with content that simulates in the CDE® exam. The majority of students that take this bundle, go on to pass the exam. Check out our CDE®Graduate Success Stories.


Save BIG when you buy multiple courses:

Level Savings:
SAVE 40% or more when you buy a complete level (a level is a series of multiple courses).

Bundle Savings:
SAVE 50% or more when you buy a bundle (a bundle is multiple levels).

1-Year Subscription: SAVE $530 when you buy all 36 courses in all levels plus the CDE® Bootcamp, Earn 50+ CEs.

Group Discounts for groups of 2 or more! Save 15-20%
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Easy Access and Nationally Accredited** Our CEs count toward the CDE®!

Our on-demand accredited high quality courses can be viewed from any computer with an internet connection and speakers. These quality courses are self-paced and can be viewed when it’s convenient for you. Fulfill your CEU requirements, prepare for certification, refresh or broaden your knowledge and skills while keeping current with the latest in diabetes care and education.

Plus, each course includes helpful resource links that expand the content provided. A free podcast version so you can listen on-the-go.


1-Year Subscription Package – All Diabetes Education Online University Courses

The 1-Year Subscription offers thirty two courses and a total of 50+ CE’s, a value of over $600 for only $489.

Now you’re really saving by taking all of our courses, Earn CEs and receive a comprehensive overview-becoming-a-diabetes-educator of the science and art of diabetes education.

See a complete listing of topics and content »


Level 1 – Diabetes Fundamentals Start your journey here

6 Courses- 9.0 CEs for $109 (save over $50)

If you are starting in the field of diabetes or plan on testing for Certification as a Diabetes Educator (CDE®), we encourage you to start with our Diabetes Fundamentals Series. This Level 1 series is designed for health care professionals, community health workers and other professions involved in providing diabetes education and care. Each course in this series provides the critical building blocks and foundation for those entering the diabetes field, while at the same time, providing new insights for those with more advanced level knowledge. Plus, they prepare you to advance to our Level 2 Beyond the Fundamentals online course series.

See a complete listing of Level 1 Series topics and content »


Level 2 – Beyond the Fundamentals

12 Courses – 17.1 CEs for $169 (save over $170)

These courses are designed as the next step after completing our Level 1 Fundamentals Courses. They help you to continue your journey and strengthen your knowledge base to prepare to take the Diabetes Educator Exam. They are also designed for experienced diabetes educators who are seeking an update on these critical topics. We pack our courses full of useful information that students preparing to take their CDE® have requested. They also provide an overview-becoming-a-diabetes-educator of the crucial content that diabetes educators can apply in their clinical setting.

See a complete listing of Level 2 Series topics and content »


Level 3 – CDE® Exam Boot Camp 12+ CEs – $269 (save $123)

Taking the CDE® Exam in the next few months? 9 Live Webinars – Earn 12+ CEs and get ready to PASS!

We know your time is limited and the exam is right around the corner. Our Boot Camp Webinar Series is like having an online coach. We help you drill through the vast content with a series of six 1.5 hour webinars with Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, BC-ADM. Beverly has taken and passed the CDE® Test 5 times over the past 20 years. 

See a complete listing of Level 3 Boot Camp Series topics and content »
Visit our Boot Camp Success Page to see our reviews »


Level 4 – Advanced Level Series

4 Courses and 6.75 CEs – $79 (save $37)

These courses are specifically geared toward Advanced Practice and experienced health care professionals who provide high-level diabetes management and care. This fast-paced content is designed to build on previous significant diabetes management experience and for those considering taking the BC-ADM exam.

See a complete listing of Level 4 Series topics and content »


*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.”

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