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Diabetic Educator - Guidelines

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:

  1. Hold an active Arkansas license as a registered nurse.
  2. 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.
  3. Submit completed notarized Initial Certification for Diabetes Self-Management Educator Application, along with a non-refundable fee of $25.00.
  4. 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.

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