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Re: [IP] requirements for becoming a CDE - long



Thanks Kerri!  I was surprised to find out that caring for a  family member
with diabetes did not count as experience :(   I knew it was a pretty
thorough program.  Where do you get the CDE certification handbook?
Good luck to you and thanks again!
Beth

----- Original Message -----
From: maverickmom <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 11:22 PM
Subject: [IP] requirements for becoming a CDE - long


> Here is what the 2001 CDE certification handbook says.
> (I am going to be a CDE some day too (notice I didn't
> say 'might be' - I'm determined.) ;) PS...I was told
> that the CDE certification exam is heavily weighted
> towards type 2.
>
> To qualify for the certification exam the following
> requirements must be met:
>
> 1. Professional education
> A. An active, unrestricted license from the US or its
> territories as a registered nurse, occupational
> therapist, pharmacist, physical therapist, physician,
> physician assistant, podiatrist, or registristration
> as a dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic
> Registration.
>
> ~OR~
>
> B. A minimum of a master's degree, from a US college
> or
> university accredited by a nationally recognized
> regional accrediting body, in one of the following
> areas*: nutrition, social work, clinical psychology,
> exercise physiology, health education, or specified
> areas of study in public health.**
> Note: individuals who meet both A and B must apply
> under A, current license or registration.
> *official transcripts must be submitted with the
> application for the certification examination
> **advanced degrees in public health must be in an area
> of concentration specific to health education, health
> promotion, health and social behavior, or health
> communication. A degree in any other track or
> concentration, including administration, health
> policy, epidemiology, biostatistics, or population
> studies, is not accepted. To verify the program of
> study specific
> to the acceptable areas of concentration, an official
> transcript that indicates a master's degree was
> awarded and the area of concentration must be
> submitted with the application for the certification
> examination.
>
> 2. Professional practical experience
> AFTER meeting the education requirement and BEFORE
> applying for the certification examination, ALL of the
> following requirements must be met:
> A. A MINIMUM of two years (to the day) of professional
> practical experience in diabetes self-management
> education -in health care settings- within the US or
> its territories*
>
> - Only experience occurring AFTER completing the
> professional education requirement may be counted
> toward this requirement
>
> AND
>
> B. A minimum of 1000 hours of diabetes self-management
> education experience within the past five years*
> -work experience is defined as employment in diabetes
> education for compensation
> -all experience must be in health care settings within
> the US or its territories
>
> AND
>
> Current employment in a primary role as a diabetes
> educator a minimum of four hours per week, or its
> equivalent, at the time of application
>
> 3. Application
> Submit a completed current application for the
> certification examination for diabetes educators,
> along with the required fee, by the application
> deadline date
>
> *all professional practice experience requirements
> must be met at the time of application
>
> The following are examples of experiences which are
> not
> considered diabetes education and thus may not be
> counted toward meeting eligibility requirements (this
> is not an exhaustive list):
> *routine occupational duties (eg routine nursing care,
> routine nutrition counseling, routine pharmacy
> practice)
> *providing continuing education to professionals (eg
> teaching nurses, physicians)
> *supervising and managing other professionals
> *volunteer activities
> *experiences as part of an education/training program
> *membership and committee work in professional
> organizations
> *providing medical assessment, diagnosis, or treatment
> *conducting/participating in research activities in
> which the individual is not involved in diabetes
> self-management education
> *dispensing/prescribing medications or diabetes
> supplies
> *promoting or selling medications or diabetes supplies
> and products
> *having diabetes or caring for a family member with
> diabetes
> *any work or student experience while awaiting
> professional licensure or registration (eg
> RD-eligible)
> *any work or other experience prior to receipt of
> license, registration or advanced degree
> *any work experience in practice settings outside the
> US or its territories
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> =====
> Take care, Kerri, mom of Shannon-11, dxT1 5.2yrs, pumping 2.2yrs
> Military Families of Children with Diabetes [MFCWD] parent
> network of WA, diabetes & pump mentor, future CDE, but most
> importantly, mom to 8 beautiful blessings :)
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> ~*~Integrity is how you behave when no one is looking~*~
>
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