Insulin Therapy Certificate Program
Expand your knowledge and skills in applying insulin therapy to the care of people with diabetes. Free to ADCES members and Danatech subscribers, the ADCES Insulin Therapy Certificate is an assessment-based certificate program that details the latest guidelines for dosing, titrations and concentrated insulins. It also includes coursework on insulin products, individualizing and optimizing SMBG and time-in-range goals, pattern management, and insulin pump therapy. Upon completion of the program, you will earn a digital badge to recognize your accomplishment.
What to Know
The 20.5-hour CE-accredited program provides a variety of resources to help you fully understand this important topic and provide well-informed care for patients.
-- Numerous case studies allow you to apply what you have learned to real-world scenarios.
-- Test your knowledge with quiz questions throughout the modules
-- Course materials can be downloaded and saved for future reference.
The program consists of the following components:
-- Online Course: Insulin Pump Therapy (6.0 CE)
-- Online Course: The Insulin Solution: Overcoming Barriers to Insulin Use (4.0 CE)
-- Online Course: Individualizing and Optimizing Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (6.0 CE)
-- Session on Demand: Access To Insulin: Cost Drivers and Non-Medical Switching (1 CE)
-- Session on Demand: Insulin Bootcamp 101 (1 CE)
-- Session on Demand: Revolutionizing Insulin Pump and Sensor Education (1 CE)
-- Session on Demand: Interpreting Pump and CGM Data: Navigating the Maze (0.5 CE)
-- Webinar: Time in Range: It's About Time! (1.0 CE)
-- Final Assessment
Earn a certificate of program completion as well as a digital badge upon successful completion of the coursework.
This program is supported by educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Lilly, Lifescan Inc., and Novo Nordisk.
The certificate program provides 20.5 continuing education credits for nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists.
This certificate program is designed for diabetes care and education specialists, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists,
Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, MDs, and
other health care providers interested in staying up to date on current
practices of care for people with diabetes and other related
The program is entirely online and self-paced. Registrants
will have six months to complete the coursework and pass the final
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the difference between an ADCES certificate
program and a certification program or credential?
A: ADCES offers a variety of certificate and assessment-based
certificate learning programs. A certificate program is intended to provide training
in a specific body of knowledge and/or skillset. Successful completion of a
certificate program provides a certificate of completion validating the
learner’s participation in the course of study, not a credential. Some ADCES certificate programs require a
final assessment to evaluate the learner’s achievement of the intended learning
outcomes. These are referred to as “assessment-based certificate”
programs. A certificate program generally does not require renewal or CE to
maintain the certificate. ADCES
certificate programs are not certifications or credentials.
The certification program, or credentialing
program, is intended to evaluate an individual’s mastery of an established,
formal set of domains and competencies. Certification
programs generally require passing an examination following the coursework.
They may require documentation of specific practice hours or demonstration of
specific skills before the certification can be earned. Usually, a credential is must be renewed
through renewal examinations and/or meeting specific CE or other requirements.
Q: What can I do
with this ADCES certificate?
program can supplement your present career or help you to begin a new one in
diabetes education. The certificate provides recognition for your continuing
education efforts and demonstrates your initiative in acquiring additional
training in diabetes self-management education. For those who qualify, the CE from the program apply to CDCES exam prerequisites and help to prepare you for
the exam. The certificate program can be used to set minimum training standards
for DSMES program staff. The certificate
program also is used by healthcare providers who are not looking for a career
in diabetes education, but who find that they and/or their staff need more
training in diabetes due to the increasing number of people with diabetes being
seen in their practice.
Care and Education Specialists
To satisfy the
requirements for renewal of certification for the Certification Board for
Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE), continuing education activities must be
diabetes related and approved by a provider on the CBDCE list of Approved
Providers (www.ncbde.org). CBDCE does not approve
continuing education. The Association of Diabetes Care & Education
Specialists is on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers.
Certified Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)
is the administering body for the Advanced Diabetes Management credentials.
Continuing education programs offered by ADCES can be used toward fulfilling
BC-ADM Certification and recertification requirements.