ADCES and ADA Accreditation/Recognition Information


American Association of Diabetes Education (ADCES) Accreditation Information

ADCES Additional Sites:
This resource helps an organization understand what is considered a site, and what types of sites may apply for accreditation.

Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP) Pricing:
This link provides fees for applying for ADCES accreditation.

DEAP Policies and Procedures:
This link connects to a webpage with additional useful information, such as DEAP policies and procedures that address specific issues (on-site audits, appeals, complaints, etc.).

Annual Status Report:
This links to instructions for completing your annual status report.


American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognition Information

ADA Recognition Requirements [PDF – 251 KB]:
This webpage includes information on who can seek recognition, what the requirements are, what to expect throughout the application process, how to maintain recognition, how to renew recognition, and the benefits of recognition.

ADA Application Checklist [PDF – 202 KB]:
This checklist walks an applying service through the application process to ensure completion of the process.

ADA Support Documentation Checklist [PDF – 196 KB]:
This checklist helps an applying service submit all required supporting documentation.

Benefits of Being ADA Recognized:
This document lists the benefits of being ADA recognized.

Annual Status Report:
This links to the annual status report required of all recognized services during the anniversary month of ADA recognition.

Quality Coordinator Guide [PDF – 20 MB]:
This guide will help services ensure conformance with all components of the 2017 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

ADA Monthly Q and A Call Registration:
Click the link to register for the free monthly Q and A calls.