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ADCES Pathway - PPA's Program

Getting Accredited in DSME through the ADCES Pathway with PPA

For the last few years, PPA has helped a cohort of 8 to 10 pharmacies through the accreditation process and has continued to provide support for programs to maintain their accreditation and grow their program.


To learn more in general about the ADCES and DSMES accreditation, click here.



Special PPA Initiative in 2020-2021:

What PPA is providing:

1.   Training and information, as well as mentoring to walk you through the Application and program launch process


2.    Includes 6 advance webinars and assignment of a "coach/mentor" to provide direct assistance


3.    At least up to six hours of the 15 hours of diabetes CE required for program coordinator and instructors.


4.    In person workshop registration, as well as Mid Year conference registration, an approximate $350 to $500 value. This is for PPA members only!  Workshop will include an intensive three hour session on the application and three hours of additional related CE programming at the Mid Year.  Approved program applicants should contact Pat Epple for the promo code prior to registration to get this included. *If Mid Year is virtual, this will still be provided, in a different format.


5.    You may also send a second person to the workshop - if they are not a PPA member - we can only cover the member fee portion to attend.

6.    Coverage of the $1100 ADCES application fee.  (also the $100 for additional locations up to 10).  Payment only after application submitted and approved.

7.    You will get a complimentary ADCES membership for on year upon successful accreditation of site.


8.    You will receive a $140 ADCES curriculum book which will help you launch your program.


9.    You will receive complimentary access to the five module DSMES Project Management Course and special debrief sessions. 


10.   Additional webinars and other support programs to help you launch and bill for DSMES


Applications are due no later than September 29.  You are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis as there are only 12 slots available.


Click here for the 2020-2021 pharmacy commitment form.



Please contact Pat Epple at pepple@papharmacists.com with any questions.


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