Education Recognition Program

Education Recognition - First Steps

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

ERP Meet and Greet

If your Service is in the process of applying for ADA Education Recognition and have questions, you can now schedule a meet and greet with the ERP team. Please submit the ERP Meet and Greet form and an ERP staff member will coordinate the meeting and send you the invitation. 


The fee for an original application is $1,100 for a 4-year Recognition cycle.  
Original applications: $1,100 for the main site. $100 for each additional multi-site.  
Please note: There is no fee for expansion sites. Programs may add an unlimited number of expansion sites with no additional fee. 

Application Resources

Application Templates

Recognition Toolkits 

Policies & Procedures 

Benefits of being an ADA-recognized education program include:

  • Access to ERP University (ERPU) At ERP University (ERPU), you can choose from a selection of videos that cover each of the 6 National Standards of Diabetes Self- Management Education and Support as well as videos on navigating the ERP Portal and the ERP website.  ERPU is a new free benefit of Recognition and is only available to Quality Coordinators and staff members of Recognized services as well as services that plan on applying for Recognition.
  • Access to the ERP Networking Community where you can network with over 7K Diabetes Educators 
  • Assign multiple assistant Coordinators to assist with functions within the ERP Portal such as application and annual status reports 
  • Referrals from local ADA offices and through our Center for Information
  • 40 percent discount on American Diabetes Association's publications and books
    • Once you have logged into, click on my account icon on the upper right and update your account details. Choose the Education Recognition Program member option and enter your 6-digit program ID number to receive the 40% ERP discount.
  • Free access to Chronicle Diabetes – a HIPAA- and HITECH-compliant web-based system that provides health care professionals tools to facilitate diabetes education documentation.
  • Ability to request an invitation to ERP's monthly Ask the ERP Experts Q/A webinar for new quality coordinators as well as programs that will be submitting an application or an annual status report. Register Now
  • Quarterly newsletter that provides recognition tips and updates
  • Traditional Programs may add an unlimited number of expansion sites with no additional fee 
  • Free DSME and MNT Reimbursement Guide
  • Recognition Application processed in under 30 business days
  • Ability to speak with an ERP Staff member Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM ET. All emails and phone calls received outside of business hours are responded to within 1 business day.
  • Free Audit Preparation Toolkit
  • Free Continuous Quality Improvement Process Toolkit

Free Resources to Promote Your Program:

Benefits of ADA Education Recognition   (PDF)

Programs have access to all of the Recognition benefits including access to Chronicle Diabetes before Applying for Recognition. 

Ready to Apply?

If your service plans on submitting an application for Recognition within the next six months, please submit an ERP onboarding form.  The Quality Coordinator will receive an email containing the ERP Portal login credentials along with the application instructions within 24–48 hours.