Time and Place: 

Session 1: 

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Session 2:

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Session 3:

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Session 4:

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

All classes are held virtually via Zoom

CDOE Exam:


The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.



This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

Become a Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator (CDOE)

Enroll in the 2024 CDOE Certification Course today!

Register Now

Are you a Nurse, Pharmacist, or Dietitian who works with patients who have diabetes?  Become a Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator (CDOE) and learn how to better help your patients with diabetes.  

Diabetes educators are healthcare professionals who focus on educating people with and at risk for diabetes and related conditions to achieve behavior change goals which, in turn, lead to better clinical outcomes and improved health status. Diabetes educators apply in-depth knowledge and skills in the biological and social sciences, communication, counseling, and educational fields to provide self-management education/self-management training.

Services provided by diabetes educators are eligible for third party reimbursement. In addition to coverage for diabetes self-management training/education (DSMT/E), services for discipline-specific counseling, such as medical nutrition therapy provided by dietitians/nutritionists, or medication therapy management services provided by pharmacists, are available.

The CDOE organization assists their educators by providing continuing education programs with the latest therapies and technologies related to diabetes. CDOEs network with one another and collaborate to share best practices for diabetes education.

The CDOE Certification Course and Exam are only held once each year, and space is limited - Apply now to get a seat!

Qualifications to Become a Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator (CDOE):

  • CDOE Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years experience as a registered nurse, dietitian, and/or pharmacist (RN, RD, or RPh) or may petition the Credentialing Committee in collaboration with the Executive CDOE Board for review.
  • CDOE candidates must be licensed in Rhode Island as a RN, RD or RPh.
  • CDOE candidates must have twelve (12) hours of diabetes experience within the last two (2) years either as part of your usual employment or via participation in volunteer work, diabetes support groups, health fairs, screenings, etc.

Steps to becoming CDOE: 

1) Use the registration form below to apply for the CDOE Certification Course

2) Attend all four (4) sessions of the CDOE Certification Course

3) Successfully pass the CDOE Certification Exam

4) Observe a CDOE teaching and successfully deliver teaching under observation by a CDOE within nine (9) months after passing the CDOE exam

Course Agenda

Tuesday, March 5, 2024  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (7.25 contact hours for dietitians and nurses) [NOT accredited for Pharmacists]

  • Pathophysiology and Acute Complications of Diabetes
  • Prevention of Chronic Complications of Diabetes
  • Basic Nutrition Principles for Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes and Health Literacy

Tuesday, March 19, 2024  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (7.25) contact hours for dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists)

  • Pharmacotherapeutic Management of Diabetes Mellitus
  • Advanced Nutrition Principles for Diabetes: Meal Planning and Carbohydrate Counting
  • Special Considerations for Diabetes Management
Tuesday, April 2, 2024  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (7.25 contact hours for dietitians and nurses) [NOT accredited for Pharmacists]
  • Diabetes in the Pediatric Patient and Insulin Pumps
  • Pattern Management Made Easy
  • Physical Activity and Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Applying Principles of Adult Education: The E in CDOE
  • Social Determinants of Health and Diabetes

Tuesday, April 16, 2024  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (7.25 contact hours for dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists)

  • Diabetes and Technology
  • Diabetes and Depression
  • Motivational Interviewing and Behavioral Change
  • Practical Applications of Diabetes Management
  • Question and Answer Session

CDOE Certification Exam- TBD

All Classes are held Virtually via Zoom


Registration Fees:

CDOE Course Registration Fee $599

Registration fee includes:

  • Course materials/handouts via electronic download
  • Continuing education credits
  • CDOE Certification Exam

Individuals may attend the course for continuing education without seeking certification

 Registration Type  Non-CDOEs Current CDOEs *
 CDOE Certification Course & Exam  $599  N/A
 All 4 Sessions for CE Credit ONLY  $499  $399
 Single-day registration for CE Credit ONLY  $139  $109
*Current CDOEs must be logged into CDOE website to register at the CDOE rates

Dates Hours of CE CE for Nurses and Dietitians  CE for Pharmacists 
Tues, March 5, 2024  7.25  Yes  No
Tues, March 19, 2024  7.25  Yes  Yes
Tues, April 2, 2024  7.25  Yes  No
Tues, April 16, 2024  7.25  Yes  Yes
EXAM- TBD  0  No

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