Diabetes Wellness Workers promote diabetes awareness from an Indigenous perspective and assist Indigenous communities in identifying appropriate resources and services, planning, prevention and awareness strategies and coordinating community/regional programs and events based on community needs. Diabetes Wellness Workers also provide information sessions, information booths, presentations, resources and workshops to communities as requested.
The ICBOC Horizontal Laddering Certification System allows Certified Indigenous Diabetes Community Services Coordinators 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.
The ICBOC Vertical Laddering Certification System allows Certified Indigenous Diabetes Program Services Coordinators 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.
Two certifications are available for the Diabetes Wellness Program
- Certified Indigenous Diabetes Program Wellness Services Worker (CIDP-WSW)
- Certified Indigenous Diabetes Program Wellness Services Coordinator – Level I, II or III (CIDP-WSC I-II-III)
Please click on the links below to access the certification documents you are interested in.
We recommend that you examine the Summaries of Standards and Requirements before you complete an application, so you can find out which certification corresponds to your situation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information or assistance.
2020 Application Package CIDP-WSW
2020 Application Package for CIDP-WSC-I-II-III
Summaries of Standards and Requirements (SSR):
2020 Program Based Diabetes Recertification Application
Other Documents :
ICBOC Diabetes Workforce Capacity Development Model
ICBOC Diabetes Certification Laddering System