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Preparing for the BC-ADM Exam Free Webinar – What you need to know

Becoming Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) provides an opportunity for diabetes specialists with an advanced degree in their field (plus a professional license as an advanced practice nurse, registered dietitian, registered pharmacist or provider) to increase the breath and depth of their diabetes knowledge. The scope of advanced diabetes practice includes management skills such as medication adjustment, medical nutrition therapy, exercise planning, counseling for behavior management and psychosocial issues.

Attaining optimal diabetes management includes using a person-centered approach coupled with assessment, screening, management and monitoring of acute and chronic diabetes co conditions. This webinar will review changes in requirements for 2022, exam eligibility and test format, strategies to succeed along with a review of study tips and test-taking tactics. We will review sample test questions and the reasoning behind choosing the right answers. We hope you can join us for this webinar.  

Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM is a working educator who has passed her CDCES Exam 6 times and first earned her BC-ADM credential 20 years ago. She is a nationally recognized diabetes expert for over 25 years.

Preparing for the BC-ADM Exam |
FREE Webinar

Can’t join us live?
Don’t worry, we will send you a link to the recorded version.

This free webinar will review BC-ADM requirements for the current year.

Coach Beverly will discuss:

  • exam eligibility and test format,
  • strategies to succeed
  • study tips and test-taking tactics.

She will also review sample test questions and reasoning behind choosing the right answers. We hope you can join us.

Studying for the BC-ADM?
Try one of our bundles!

Interested in diabetes certification, but not sure where to start? Find your Study Path and Tools that are right for you based on this quick survey.

BC-ADM Prep Bundle | Levels 2, 3, & 4 | 39+ CES

Beverly has custom designed this course bundle to prepare you for your BC-ADM Exam. Including Level 2 (Standards of Care Intensive), Level 3 (Boot Camp), and Level 4, you can start studying now with 29 On-Demand webinars and practice tests to build your diabetes education foundation and prepare for the BC-ADM Exam.

Ultimate Bundle | Levels 1 – 4 + Toolkits | 50+ CEs

The Ultimate Bundle includes Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 (Boot Camp), and Level 4, plus our Test Taking and Technology Toolkits.

You have immediate access to your courses, which lasts for 1 full year from your purchase date. Each individual online course includes: video presentations, podcasts, practice tests, and additional resources. We provide the full spectrum of information to help you feel confident in becoming a BC-ADM.

DiabetesEd Specialist Virtual Conference – Airs October 12th – 14th | Earn 30+ CEs

Whether you are new to diabetes or a seasoned expert, you’ll benefit from this virtual conference with the latest research plus critical content that you can immediately apply to your clinical practice.

If you are seeking a state-of-the-art review of current diabetes care, this course is for you. Our team has been fine-tuning this course for over fifteen years, and we know what you need. This program can also be a great addition to your CDCES or BC-ADM exam study plan.

What are the steps to become Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)?

Step 1. Review the qualifications to achieve your BC-ADM

  • Visit the ADCES BC-ADM Certification page to review eligibility and to schedule your exam.
  • Download the BC-ADM Handbook for complete information about eligibility. This handbook published by the ADCES (formerly AADE) provides the complete and official listing of all of the requirements for the BC-ADM. Instructions on how to apply, study resources, and the application are also included.
  • Download the Practice Hours Spreadsheet to easily track your practice hours.

Step 2. Sign up for our FREE Webinar – Preparing for the BC-ADM exam

  • This webinar reviews BC-ADM exam eligibility requirements (enroll at the top of this page), the exam format, and study strategies. Beverly also provides test-taking tips, sample test questions, and the reasoning behind choosing the right answers.

Step 3 – Increase knowledge of diabetes and co-morbidity management

  • Attend our Live DiabetesEd Specialist Course.  This course will provide you with critical information and clinical pearls for your practice.
  • Enroll in our Online University courses. If you can’t attend our live seminars, we invite you to enroll in our BC-ADM Prep Bundle or our Ultimate Bundle. Benefiting from our extensive library of on-demand diabetes presentations. And even if you do attend our live seminars, these online courses are an excellent review and reinforce key points.

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Complete Nurses Guide to Diabetes Care

This guide provides nurses and health care professionals with key aspects of diabetes management, treatment, and risk reduction strategies.

An excellent resource for those planning to take Board Certification in Advanced DM Management Exam (BC-ADM) or for those interested in expanding knowledge of issues specific to women, children, and the elderly. Includes management for type 1, type 2 and more. 3rd Ed 2017, 664 pgs.

ADA 2022 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

This yearly publication by the American Diabetes Association outlines the goals of care for diabetes management. Since it is evidence-based, it includes a useful summary of the trials and research that the goals are based on. A must-read if you are entering the diabetes field or preparing to take the CDCES or BC-ADM Exam.

Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Desk Reference

The Art and Science of Diabetes Care and Education – 5th Edition

The Art and Science of Diabetes Care and Education, 5th Edition is a specialist’s one-volume, go-to resource for the core knowledge and skills for providing person-centered care and education to persons with diabetes and related chronic conditions.

Medication and Insulin PocketCards

Our four-sided medication accordion Pocketcards were designed by Coach Beverly Thomassian to assist in clinical practice and exam preparation. One of our best sellers, the Diabetes Medication PocketCard is perfect for all Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.

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Recommended Articles to Review

ADA Standards of Care 2022 – This yearly publication by the American Diabetes Association outlines the national goals of care based on the latest research for diabetes management. This is one of the most important guidelines to read as a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Purchase ADA Standards of Care 2022 Booklet

Screening and Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus 2022 – A one-page cheat sheet that summarizes screening, risk status, and diagnostic criteria for diabetes. Great for your office and as a study tool.

Med Cheat Sheets 2022 | Hypertension, Lipids, and Neuropathy – These summary sheets are helpful for your clinical practice and preparing for certification exams. For exam success, be familiar with the general concepts, (side effects and precautions) of these medications.

An Introduction to Medical Statistics for Health Care Professionals – This classic chapter, recommended by the ADCES to review for BC-ADM, provides a review of helpful statistical terms and concepts.

AACE Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management Algorithm 2020 –  This link provides the complete executive and slide set summary by an American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology Consensus Panel on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. If you are taking the CDCES or BC-ADM exam, we encourage students to be familiar with the slide content that reviews diabetes management.

2022 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support – A joint position statement of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. An important document to review for those providing Diabetes Self-Management Education or those considering taking the certification exam.

ADCES Recommended Reading List – although outdated, this list includes helpful articles on statistics, quality improvement, and other reading suggestions.

For a more complete listing of articles, please click here.