Certification: Success Story

Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology - BONENT

BONENT Adds Computer Based Testing
& More than 200 New Locations

With the new federally-mandated certification regulations passed in April 2008, the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing Technology (BONENT) took bold steps to accommodate the large pool of nephrology technicians who need to obtain certification by April 2010.

Within 6 months of this decision, BONENT coordinated and implemented a second exam method by which nurses and technologists can become certified. Beginning October 1, 2008, candidates were able to take any of the three BONENT examinations (CHT, CHN and CPDN) through a computer-based test (CBT), in addition to the current paper & pencil exam version (PPE).

The CBT examinations are offered at approximately 200 sites throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey and a growing list of international countries.

“This has been a very exciting time for BONENT and for those nephrology professionals who needed to be certified in the 22 months after federal mandate. The BONENT Board, Exam Committee and staff have been working on these changes over the past year, but moved quickly to finalize all details of the new, successful CBT process.”

RJ Picciano, BA, CHT, OCDTBA, CHT, OCDT,
President, Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology