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Interested in ADA Recognition? - First Steps

To promote quality education for people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) endorses the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.  If you are seeking reimbursement for diabetes education, it is appropriate to apply for ADA Recognition of your diabetes education program or service.  The fee for an original application is $1100 for a 4 year Recognition cycle. 

Programs seeking Recognition
for the first time 
must contact ERP at 888-232-0822 and choose option 5 or email in order to be entered into the system and be provided access to submit the application.  You may also submit an Interest form and an ERP staff member will contact you.

A program will need to meet the following criteria prior to applying for Recognition: 

The ADA Education Recognition Program provides free resources to assist with the application process and preparation: 

Benefits of being an ADA Recognized Education Program include:

  • Enhanced marketing through use of the ADA Education Recognition logo and listing on the ADA website
  • Referrals from local ADA offices and through our Center for Information andCommunity Support
  • Access to free print Krames education materials ($4,584 annual value) and customizable Krames online patient education materials (license worth $1,000)
  • 40 percent discount on American Diabetes Association's publications and books
  • Free access to Chronicle Diabetes – a HIPPA and HI-Tech compliant web based system that provides healthcare professionals tools to facilitate diabetes education documentation.
  • Ability to request an invitation to ERP's monthly Q & A teleconference for new program coordinators as well as programs that will be submitting an application or an annual status report. Register Now
  • ADA ERP free workbook that walks coordinators through each of the 10 DSME Standards along with templates and worksheets to assist with standard compliance
  • Quarterly newsletter that provide recognition tips and updates 
  • Networking with Colleagues at more than 3,500 program sites via the ERP Message Board, our online community