Contact Hours/CEUs

Recertify by Earning 40 Contact Hours

To recertify using this option, you must get at least 40 contact hours during your 4 year certification.

  • At least 30 out of the 40 contact hours must qualify for Group A

Please read the bullet points under each group before listing your contact hours in the Recertification Booklet.

BONENT maintains final contact hour approval authority.

See Recertification Booklet (pdf)

Description of Groups A and B Contact Hours

Group A:

Nephrology Programs
Seminars, Webinars, Home Study & BONENT Approved CE Programs

Hours listed in this section must focus on nephrology.
  • Credit is given according to the number of contact hours awarded.

Group B:

General Health
General Health programs, CPR and Health-related college courses
This group includes or accepts continuing education programs designed for General Health Education.

  • Credit for these programs will be given according to the number of contact hours or continuing education units awarded to each program, including journal articles.
  • Journal articles submitted for credit must be published during the current four-year certification period.
  • A copy of the certificate awarded, including the date of completion, must be submitted as documentation of completion.
  • Accepted College Courses include:
    • Biology
    • Science
    • Nursing
    • Psychology

One semester credit hour equals fifteen (15) contact hours; one quarter credit hour equals ten (10) contact hours. An official transcript must be submitted to receive credit for these hours. Candidates for recertification must provide an official transcript or other documentation indicating successful completion of the course. See Recertification Booklet (pdf)