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?

Documentation is due within 30-days of the certification expiration date to avoid revocation of the credential.

Faxed Recertification Applications or booklets will NOT be accepted.

We cannot process your recertification application or booklet until all fees for previous years and the current year are paid in full. It takes 4-6 weeks to process recertification applications and booklets. After approval, you will receive a new BONENT wallet card in the mail.

After your certification expiration date passes, you will have a 30-day grace period to submit the Recertification Application and payment. After the 30-day grace period, you will have to complete the reinstatement process. Your certification expiration date will not change during the 30-day Grace period.

How to Recertify


Choose 1 Recertification Option:

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


    1. Retake the Examination:
      (Click here for details)


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


Make sure your Fees are paid
(Click here for details)

Lapsed or Expired Certification

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