Dialysis Technician Certification

Why certification?
• Improves Patient safety
• Meets New Federal Regulation for Dialysis Technician Certification
• Ensures completion of an approved training program
• Ensures completion of competency skills checklists
• Ensures continuing education
• Certification obtained by:
• All dialysis technician teammates must be certified as of 04/15/2010
• All newly hired dialysis technicians have 18 months from their hire date to become certified.

How to get certified

Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
• Provided by Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)
• Requirements:
• A minimum of a high school diploma or the equivalent (4 years work experience in dialysis as of 10/14/2008 in lieu of a high school diploma).
• Teammates hired after 10/14/2008 must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Successful completion of a training program that included both classroom instruction and supervised clinical experience.
• Obtain the signature of a preceptor/supervisor to verify training and clinical experience. It is recommended, but not required, that an applicant have a minimum of six months (or 1,000 hours) of clinical experience, including the training period, prior to taking the exam.
• Be in compliance with state regulations of the practice of hemodialysis dialysis technicians. Applicants
must meet the experience requirement (for certification) of the state in which they practice.
• Exam fee: $195.00 as of 01/2010