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. Documentation is due within 30 days of your certification expiration date.

Faxed Recertification Applications or booklets will NOT be accepted.

It takes 4 weeks to process a recertification application after it is received. 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


Choose 1 Recertification Option:

  1. Obtain 40 Contact Hours:
    (Click here for details)
  2. OR

  3. Retake the Examination:
    (Click here for details)
  4. OR

  5. Use Your One-time Waiver:
    (Click here for details)


Make sure your Fees are paid
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Lapsed or Expired Certification

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