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International health professionals

If you have been working as a diabetes educator overseas and would like to become a credentialled diabetes educator in Australia to work in Australia, you will need to undertake the initial credentialling process as well as submit the course material you have regarding any overseas courses you have undertaken.

 To become a CDE in Australia:

1- Register as one of the primary health disciplines eligible for credentialling

2- Have your overseas course reviewed and approved by the ADEA Course Accreditation and Standards of Practice (CASP) committee and the credentialing committee

3- Undergo a 6 month mentoring partnership with a CDE through the ADEA mentoring program

4- Provide a curriculum vitae/resume outlining your previous work experience, academic results and awards

5- Complete 1000 hours of practice in diabetes education

6- Complete 20 points of continuing professional development (CPD) and a CPD Portfolio

7- Have an appropriate person in Australia provide a referee report according to the credentialing guidelines.

For more detail regarding the credentialing process and how to apply, go to the Initial Credentialling page


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