To become a DT in Kentucky, an individual must successfully complete a board approved DT training program and apply for a credential. Upon receiving the credential the DT must successfully obtain certification from a national organization that offers the DT examination within eighteen (18) months of obtaining the DT credential [See 201 KAR 20:476].
The Board of Nursing
The Board is responsible for regulation of dialysis technician practice. The Board’s mission is to protect the public from unsafe practices through regulation by establishing:
- Educational requirements,
- Credentialing requirements,
- Standards for training programs,
- Scope of practice, and
- Consequences for violation of law.
Laws related to dialysis technicians may be located at:
National Certification is required for a DT to obtain and maintain a credential in KY through one of the following organizations:
Additional resources regarding national certifications may be found at National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT)
*Each national certification may have CE requirements to maintain certification.