Requirements For Certification as a Diabetes Self-Management
Educator By Arkansas State Board of Nursing
To be certified by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) as a Diabetes Self-Management Educator,
the applicant must:
- Hold an active Arkansas license as a registered nurse.
- a. Hold current certification as a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) by the American Diabetes Association;
b. Have successfully completed a diabetes educational program, approved by the ASBN, which complies with the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs as developed by the American Diabetes Association.
- Submit completed notarized Initial Certification for Diabetes Self-Management Educator Application, along with a non-refundable fee of $25.00.
- a. Submit notarized documentation from the ASBN approved education program coordinator and preceptor that applicant has successfully completed both didactic and practicum sessions;
b. Submit proof of current certification as a CDE by the American Diabetes Association.
See ASBN Rules and Regulations for information regarding renewal.
Please contact the Director of Nursing Education, if you have questions.