Continuing Education | American Diabetes Association

Registered attendees can earn up to 15 Continuing Education Credits at ADA’s Clinical Update Conference. Certificates of continuing education are provided to registered attendees based upon completion of the online evaluation.

Get the instructions to claim your 15 CE credits. 

For international attendees, a Certificate of Attendance will be available for download from the continuing education evaluation system.

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Accreditation Statements

Physicians, Nurses and Pharmacists

In support of improving patient care, the American Diabetes Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 15 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Pharmacists: The Universal Activity Number is: JA4008193-0000-23-002-H01-P

NOTE FOR PHARMACISTS: Upon closing of the online evaluation, the ADA will upload the pharmacy-related continuing education information to CPE Monitor within 60 days. Per ACPE rules, the ADA does not have access nor the ability to upload credits requested after the evaluation closes.

Physicians for ABIM Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 15 Medical Knowledge only MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

NOTE: Upon submission of the online evaluation, the MOC points will be immediately transferred to the ABIM. As stated above and per the ABIM rules, the ADA does not have access nor the ability to upload points requested after the evaluation closes.

Physician Assistants

The American Diabetes Association has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 15.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


The American Diabetes Association is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 15 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material. 


Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the American Diabetes Association is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The American Diabetes Association maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 15 continuing education credits.

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved by a provider on the CBDCE List of Approved Providers ( CBDCE does not approve continuing education. The American Diabetes Association is on the CBDCE List of Approved Providers.

Content Validation Statements

  • All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR
  • All scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.