CERTIFIED INDIGENOUS DIABETES COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER

The Certified Indigenous Diabetes Community Support Worker (CID-CSW) certification is for workers whose role and responsibilities, as important contributors in a community health team, are in summary:

  • to assist in fostering awareness in the nature of diabetes, its risks and impacts
  • To collaborate in prevention activities and
  • to provide self-management support for individuals and families living with diabetes

The ICBOC Vertical Laddering Certification System allows Certified Indigenous Diabetes Community Support Workers to upgrade their certification to that of Certified Indigenous Diabetes Community Support Coordinators when they meet the work experience standards and training/Education requirements for that certification level. This can be achieved over time by the accumulation of training hours and years of practice acquired through recertification.

The ICBOC Horizontal Laddering Certification System allows Certified Indigenous Diabetes Community Support Workers to switch their certification to that of another certification at an equivalent level. Existing experience, knowledge and skills will be transferred and counted towards the new certification, so that an applicant does not have to start from scratch to obtain the new certification.