Course description

The Diabetes Intensive Training Course is a graduate-level professional enhancement course geared toward practicing providers and offered on a quarterly basis. The course is self-paced and Web-based. It is recommended for nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants and registered nurses who are looking for a higher level intense study course.

The course includes 16 modules of online education using Blackboard Learn. Each module consists of a presentation, self-assessment quiz and case study. Each participant has 12 weeks to complete the course, pass the post-test with a score of 80 percent or better, and complete a course evaluation to receive credit. Credits granted at successful completion are two graduate-level credits through Mayo School of Health Sciences and 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development.

The Diabetes Intensive Training Course is limited to 20 participants each quarter to support your educational journey and individual diabetes questions.

The didactic material for the course was developed as a study guide for the Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) exam using the American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Recommendations and the reference list provided by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. The potential benefits of becoming an advanced diabetes manager include health care cost containment and provision of quality care along with reimbursement for counseling people with diabetes.

Course goals

At the completion of the course, participants:

  • Demonstrate understanding of diabetes prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management and comorbidities
  • Are prepared to implement the latest diabetes management recommendations, improve health care costs, increase patient satisfaction and meet reimbursement criteria


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Upon successful completion of the Diabetes Intensive Training Course, you receive two graduate-level credits noted as pass/fail on your transcript and up to 32 hours of continuing medical education (CME) credits in the form of a certificate.


The course is self-paced, Web-based and offered four times a year for 12 weeks each. You must meet and complete the course criteria, including passing the post-test with a score of 80 percent or better, and complete a course evaluation to obtain credit in the 12-week time frame that you registered.

Class size

Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits up to 20 participants each quarter. Keeping the class size small allows more online interactions and ability to individualize your educational journey with expert faculty from Mayo Clinic.

Nov. 06, 2014