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How-To and How Often
BONENT adheres to the premise that certification not only promotes excellence in the quality of care of the nephrology patient, it ensures safe, competent practitioners in nephrology nursing and technology.
Initial certification is the result of having successfully passed the BONENT certification examination.
How Often Must You Renew?
Recertification is required every four years. Certification is valid from the date the candidate originally passed the examination. Documentation is due within 30-days of recertification date to avoid revocation of the credential. Faxed recertification applications or booklets will NOT be accepted.
Once we receive your recertification application or booklet, it will take approximately 4-6 weeks for the approval process. After approval, you will receive a new BONENT wallet card in the mail.
A 30-day grace period will be allowed after the certification renewal date expires before the candidate's certification is considered lapsed. Lapsed candidates have two options:
How to Recertify
Initial certification is the result of having successfully passed the BONENT certification examination and is valid for four years from the date the candidate originally passed the examination. In order to continue certification beyond the initial four-year period, one of the following three options must be followed:
Use the one-time waiver which allows you to automatically recertify without having to accumulate 40 contact hours.
Lapsed or Expired Certification
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Formula for Calculating Contact Hours