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Exam Methods & Types
Certified Hemodialysis Technologist/Technician (CHT)
The BONENT Certified Hemodialysis Technologist/Technician examination measures technical proficiency in certain skills and general areas of knowledge. The examination tests the following five major domains of practice and tasks performed in the scope of hemodialysis technology:
See detailed content outline (pdf)
The examination has a three-hour time limit and consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.
For detailed information about exam eligibility, click here.
ESRD Federal Regulations
The new ESRD Rules & Regulations approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have been submitted to the Office of the Federal Register for publication and have recently been published with comments in the Federal Register (4-15-08). It is currently a 116-page document (see CMS ESRD Final Rules). The rules that apply to certification start on page 20425.
Policy & Timeline
Here is the exact wording related to the timeline for Dialysis Technicians to have certification: Patient care dialysis technicians (must) be certified under a state certification program or a national commercially available certification program as follows:
State Mandates for Certification
In several states, BONENT certification or state certification is required for technologists/technicians who perform certain patient care procedures. It is incumbent upon all applicants to familiarize themselves with any state licensure requirements for the state in which they intend to be certified. For instance, Ohio certification requires that all applicants have completed one year of patient care prior to the administration of the examination. Other states may have similar requirements.
Application Form (pdf)
A Computer Based Testing (CBT) Exam Schedule
A Paper & Pencil Exam (PPE) Exam Schedule