Coach Beverly’s Material List

“Based on student feedback and 25 years of CDCES (formerly known as CDE) coaching experience, here is my recommended material list for CDCES Exam success!” – Coach Beverly

Online Toolkits

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Here is a list of our most popular and economic bundles for those pursuing certification.

Recommended Online Course Bundles for Certification

Online Course plus Review Guide Bundles

Coach Beverly’s add on Books and Tools

After passing the CDCES Exam six times and gathering feedback from hundreds of students, Coach Beverly believes these are essential to prepare for this difficult yet passable exam.

How does each item increase success? 

The Online Course Bundle:

Coach Beverly has built this course bundle to prepare you for your CDCES Exam. Including Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 (Boot Camp), you can start studying now with 29 On-Demand web courses and tests to build your diabetes education foundation and prepare for the CDCES Exam.

Diabetes Education Services Online University Courses 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: 90 minute video presentation, podcast, practice test and additional resources.

This bundle is built on content that simulates in the CDCES exam. The majority of students that complete this bundle, go on to pass the exam. Check out our CDCES Graduate Success Stories to get inspired.

All hours earned count toward your CDCES Accreditation Information

Earn 40+ CEs 

Virtual DiabetesEd Educator Course:

Come join us at our Diabetes Educator Course in either historic Sacramento or sunny San Diego, CA. Earn 35+ CEs with Coach Beverly at our three day live course.

If you are interested in taking the CDCES exam or are seeking a state of the art review of current diabetes care, this course is for you. Our team of expert faculty has been fine tuning this course for over fifteen years, and we know what you need. In addition to informative lectures, we also use group activities and case studies to highlight the essential knowledge, skills and strategies needed to succeed in diabetes education today!

This Live Seminar is built on content that simulates in the CDCES exam.  The majority of students that take the seminar, go on to pass the exam.

Check out our CDCES Graduate Success Stories.

All hours earned count toward your CDCES Accreditation Information

Visit our 10 Steps to Succeed Page, for a comprehensive guide to building a CDCES study plan.

Earn: 35+ CEs

Recommended Books & Study Tools:

The AADE’s 5th Edition is one of the best ways to prepare! Complete practice tests that simulate questions on the exam. The AADE Review Guide for the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist® Exam is an excellent independent study tool and comprehensive resource. With over 480+ practice questions. This guide is imperative to the study process. The guide includes:

  • 480 + multiple choice questions with rationale
  • Strategies for preparing for and taking the exam
  • 3 self-assessment tests that cover three main content sections on the CDCES Exam

Standards of Care Booklet

Coach Beverly believes the ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes is a key resource for healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care, education, and support. One of the most important pieces of literature to read prior to becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and for clinical practice, the Standards of Care book is a study must!

The booklet includes:

  • ADA’s standards for diagnosing, treating and managing diabetes across the care continuum
  • Nutrition recommendations and principles
  • Position statements on managing diabetes and its complications in various settings

Important Add-on:

Coach Beverly Study Tip: A student said that one of the things that helped her most with the exam, was reading through the Case Studies in the Art and Science Book. These case studies are easily identifiable in colored boxes in each of the chapters.

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

The Art and Science of Diabetes Care and Education, 5th Edition is an 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. This is a core resource for those who are studying for the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist® (CDCES) exam.

Major Features:

  • Practical information educators can use with patients to avoid complications and comorbidities
  • Risks and benefits of CGM and the educator’s role in working with patients who use CGM
  • Updated info on incorporating the ADA, AADE, and AND joint position statement and algorithm of care into a DSME program


  • Two new chapters addressing multiple daily injections (MDI), continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and intensifying therapy, pattern management, and data analysis.
  • Revised AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors®, with its recognition of the impact the emotional burden of diabetes on metabolic and quality of life outcomes.
  • Highlights obesity management, including the 3-step algorithm for care of overweight and obese people with diabetes.
  • Expanded coverage of motivational interviewing (MI).
  • Major rewrites of the kidney disease and diabetic neuropathies chapters.

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