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Mentoring Program

Mentoring Program

The ADEA Mentoring Program supports members who are working to achieve ADEA CDE status and to support CDEs transitioning to new roles in diabetes education.

An ADEA mentoring partnership for the initial credentialling program is a formal professional relationship between a CDE (mentor) and an applicant (mentee) to promote learning and development and to assist the applicant through the credentialling process.

The mentoring partnership is a reciprocal relationship between both parties, with each partner bringing knowledge and skills that can be utilised to enhance the CDE role.

* Please note that the initial credentialling application must be submitted within 12 months of the close of your mentoring partnership.

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Find a Mentor

In special circumstances, the ADEA National Office or Branch Office Bearers can assist in sourcing a mentor, but please note that this mentor must then register with the Mentoring Program by completing and lodging the online mentor registration form.

At completion of a mentoring partnership, all online mentoring activity must be completed by the mentee and verified by the mentor. For initial credentialling, all appropriate forms must be uploaded to the online credentialing application. These forms can also be uploaded to recredentialling applications as proof of mentoring participation.

Register to be a Mentor

Mentors must have CDE status for at least the past 12 months and have completed the eLearning Online Mentoring Module on the ADEA LMS.

CPD points can be claimed for participation as a mentor in a mentoring partnership registered with the ADEA Mentoring Program in accordance with the CPD Portfolio Points Guide (PDF - 0.85MB). 

For more information, please read the Mentoring Agreement (PDF - 0.08MB).

To obtain any further documents, please email