Are you a Rhode Island licensed dietitian, pharmacist or nurse with a passion for empowering your patients with the tools necessary for managing their diabetes and a desire to network with other professionals to collaborate and share best practices?
If you are, then consider becoming a CDOE and joining this group of professionals who have been extensively trained to provide diabetes self-management education and are certified by the State of Rhode Island Department of Health. Diabetes Self ManagementTraining/Education (DSMT/E) services provided by CDOEs are eligible for third party reimbursement in Rhode Island.
You can make a difference in the lives of your patients living with diabetes!
Candidates must successfully complete the CDOE certification process, including:
The CDOE Certification Course is typically held once yearly between February – April. Registration typically begins in November or December of each year.
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Once you've completed all the steps above
To become a CVDOE, you must be a CDOE in good standing, AND
The CVDOE Certification Course is typically held once yearly (dependent upon demand) between Sept-Nov.
What if I'm already a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), can I still be a Rhode Island CDOE?
Yes! If an educator is currently certified as a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) through the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE) AND is currently licensed by Rhode Island as a Pharmacist, Dietitian, or Nurse, he/she can become a CDOE by: