Become a Credentialled Diabetes Educator
The Credentialled Diabetes Educator ® (CDE) is a certification trademark registered to the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). This allows ADEA to determine the criteria for achieving recognition as a CDE. Successful candidates are granted ADEA recognition as a CDE for three (3) years.
Who can become Credentialled Diabetes Educators?
Candidates eligible to apply to for recognition as a CDE must hold a primary health care discipline qualification with a current registration or practicing certificate as:
- Registered Nurses (Division One)
- Accredited Practicing Dietitians
- Registered Medical Practitioners
- Registered Pharmacists who are also accredited by either the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy or the Society of Hospital Pharmacists Australia to conduct medication management reviews
- Accredited Exercise Physiologists
How do I become a Credentialled Diabetes Educator?
All CDE candidates must meet the following criteria before lodging their application:
- Complete a graduate certificate in diabetes education and management accredited by the ADEA in the six (6) years prior to applying
- Complete 1800 hours of practice in the specialty field of diabetes education over a maximum period of four (4) years prior to applying
- Submit evidence of participating in professional development relevant to the specialty field of diabetes education in the 12 months prior to applying as Initial Credentialling Points Guide.
- Submit a Referee's Report completed by a CDE of at least 12 months standing that addresses the National Core Competencies for Credentialled Diabetes Educators
- Participate as a mentee in a mentoring relationship registered with the ADEA Mentoring Program
- Undertake to practice in accordance to the ADEA Code of Conduct and other ADEA standards of practice.
Recognition as a CDE is a benefit for diabetes educators who have a current financial full ADEA membership. Other applicants are charged a fee of $2,700 for the three (3) year credentialling period. To learn more about ADEA membership, please return to the Membership benefits page.
Non-member applicants are advised to contact the ADEA National Office for further information.