What is Credentialling?

Credentialling

The ADEA Credentialling Program is a professional development program. It was established in 1986 when the first ADEA accredited courses in diabetes education were introduced. Credentialling is a benefit for ADEA members with full membership status.

What is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator® (CDE)?

A CDE is a health professional who has been recognised by the ADEA for their specialist knowledge and professional development in the field of diabetes education. CDE is a registered trademark.

An ADEA CDE means providing assured assistance and quality education to those with, or at risk of, diabetes, as well as family members and carers.

To be recognised and maintain CDE status, you must demonstrate ongoing participation in professional development within the specialty of diabetes education.

CDE status is recognised by:

What does a CDE do?

A CDE assists those with diabetes by empowering them to effectively self-manage the care and treatment of their diabetes or prediabetes.

A CDE may work in a variety of settings including:

A CDE can provide:

A CDE may be a:

How to become a CDE – Initial Credentialling

Information about Re-credentialling for CDEs

What is Credentialling?

Credentialling

The ADEA Credentialling Program is a professional development program. It was established in 1986 when the first ADEA accredited courses in diabetes education were introduced. Credentialling is a benefit for ADEA members with full membership status.

What is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator® (CDE)?

A CDE is a health professional who has been recognised by the ADEA for their specialist knowledge and professional development in the field of diabetes education. CDE is a registered trademark.

An ADEA CDE means providing assured assistance and quality education to those with, or at risk of, diabetes, as well as family members and carers.

To be recognised and maintain CDE status, you must demonstrate ongoing participation in professional development within the specialty of diabetes education.

CDE status is recognised by:

  • Medicare Australia
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Some private health insurers as the providers of diabetes education

What does a CDE do?

A CDE assists those with diabetes by empowering them to effectively self-manage the care and treatment of their diabetes or prediabetes.

A CDE may work in a variety of settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Community health centres
  • Medical centres
  • Private practices

A CDE can provide:

  • Support and assistance for those with diabetes
  • Education and training
  • Clinical care and management
  • Information, knowledge skills and strategies
  • Assistance with setting self-management goals

A CDE may be a:

  • Registered Nurse (RN or Division One)
  • Registered Midwife
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian
  • Registered Medical Practitioner
  • Registered Pharmacist
  • Registered Podiatrist
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Registered Physiotherapist

How to become a CDE – Initial Credentialling

Information about Re-credentialling for CDEs