Start Your Journey

Welcome to the first step toward achieving diabetes certification. We are so glad you are joining us and look forward to helping you on your journey.

Ready to take your Diabetes knowledge to the next level?

We believe in your success! Learn the steps involved in preparing for the certification exams, earning CEs, and gaining confidence as a Diabetes Specialist and more!


Find your Path: Quick Self-Assessment Survey

  • To find your best study path, you can read the steps below.
  • If you want a quick recommendation based on your goals, you can take this brief 4 question survey which provides customized advice.

Which of the following best describes your goals?


I want to expand my diabetes knowledge

Our Level 1 – Diabetes Fundamentals course series is designed for health care professionals who are interested in getting started in diabetes education. Each course in this series provides the critical building blocks and foundation for those entering the diabetes field.


I am preparing for the Certification Exam

Visit our exam prep pages which include helpful tips for preparing for the CDCES or BC-ADM exams. Each page has a list of resources to determine your eligibility for the exam, helpful articles, and which books or courses Coach Beverly recommends for studying. Don’t forget to register for our free exam prep webinars where Coach Beverly breaks down the steps to becoming a CDCES or BC-ADM.

If you are considering pursuing certification in diabetes care, but are not sure which certification is right for you and how to get started check out our FREE Webinar, CDCES or BC-ADM – Which Certification is Right for Me?


I need CEs for my License or Certification Renewal

If you are looking for CEs to renew your license or certification, our Ultimate Bundle and Virtual Conference can help with that!


1. Online University – Focused Study Time

Students love our Diabetes Education Services Online University Courses. They are an excellent way to study for your exam anytime and anywhere that is convenient for you. You will have immediate access to your courses for 1 year after your purchase date. Each individual online course includes a: video presentation, podcast, practice test, and additional resources.

Find your Study Path and Tools that are right for you based on this quick 4 question survey.


2. Recommended Books

Shop Books & Study Tools

For independent study time, these books provide the tools and comprehensive resources that help you focus your study time efficiently and effectively! Our most popular book bundle is the AADE Art & Science Desk Reference and Review Guide. Don’t forget, many students find success pairing a text reference with the online course bundles.


3. Recommended Seminars

DiabetesEd Specialist Live Seminar or Virtual Conference

Whether you are new to diabetes or a seasoned expert, you’ll leave our live and virtual seminars with the latest research plus teaching tools you can immediately apply to your clinical practice. Beverly and her teaching team translate the complex science of diabetes into understandable terms while keeping it real, practical, and fun.  

Join our Virtual Diabetes Ed Course 30+ CEs


“Becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) and Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) are two of the best professional and personal decisions I have ever made.”
Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM


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The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.

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