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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!


Not sure where to begin? 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.

Preparing for CDCES Exam?

Preparing for BC-ADM Exam?


Top 3 Recommended Study Tools

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.

Recommended Online Bundles:

Ultimate Bundle – All DiabetesEd Online courses – 50+ CEs

DiabetesEd Specialist Prep Bundle – Level 1, 2, 3 – 40+ CEs

For more recommendations view our Preparing for the CDCES Exam and Preparing for the BC-ADM Exam pages.


2. Top 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

Join our Live Seminars – Learn More


“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


Top Recommended FREE Resources


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.

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