President’s Message: Spring 2012

April 2012

Spring is finally here! We at BONENT have been very busy with new and exciting projects.

NEW CHT Exam Matches Dialysis Changes

The new fully revised CHT exam is ready (finally!). We have gone through an 18 month process to fully revise the exam so that it matches current technician practice nationally and internationally. I would like to thank the many volunteers that made this process happen, especially the BONENT exam chair, Lyle Smith. With so much change in dialysis, the new conditions for coverage, technician certification, in the past few years, this was necessary to keep BONENT and our exams ahead of these changes.

As soon as we start using the new exam, the outline on the website will change to reflect what is in the new exam.

Your Help Needed to Translate Exam into Spanish

Our next project involving the CHT exam will be translating it into Spanish, something that is long over due. This will allow BONENT to branch out into the Caribbean and Latin America. We need a few bilingual members that hold the CHT credential to review the translation and see if it reflects what the questions mean. So, if you are interested in helping, email the Exam Chair at

July Regional Seminar in Chicago

Our next exciting project is our first BONENT Regional Education Seminar. It will be held in Chicago, IL on July 15th 2012. We have a great line up of speakers (see page 1 and our website for details). We are planning to have more of these in the future in other regions in 2013. And by the way, Hawaii is out - too expensive.

Board Elections Coming

Finally, I would like to announce that there will be 2 BONENT Board positions open for election this year. They are both CHT positions. So, if you would like to become more involved with BONENT, see the information on page 3 of our Spring 2012 Certification Update newsletter, on how to run for these positions.

See you all in Chicago!

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