​​End of COVID State of Emergency

Governor Proclamation - State of Emergency ends January 1, 2023

Pursuant to the Governor proclamation linked above, the State of Emergency expires on January 1, 2023. All Code of Legislative rule 19-13 requirements waived during the state of emergency are in effect as of January 1, 2023 including 19-13-6.1.f. minimum standards of a dialysis technician training program requirement that the registered nurse educator or clinical preceptor shall be physically present and accessible to the student when the student is in the patient care area.

DT Certification Renewals

Dialysis Technician Certificate renewal started May 1, 2024 and ends June 30, 2024. DT renewal applications are available in the nurse portal. You are required to submit a current copy of your National Certification with your DT renewal application. Print a copy from the NNCC or BONENT websites to upload with your renewal application. ​

​Online Dialysis Tech Verification

The verification site can be searched by name or certification number.  For the License Type, select DT (Dialysis Technician). The system provides the name, city and state, certification number and whether or not the person has Disciplinary Action.  If you have any questions please send them to rnboard@wv.gov.  Temporary Permits are designated with a "T" before the number.  These persons have completed a training program and are ready to sit for a national certification exam.  The temporary permit allows them to work while waiting to sit for this exam.

Dialysis Technician Law and Rules

The RN Board is responsible for regulating Dialysis Technicians. Registered nurses, dialysis technicians and those desiring to become dialysis technicians are encouraged to review the Dialysis Law and Dialysis Rule.  

Dialysis Technician Certificate Renewal begins annually May 1 and ends June 30. Dialysis Technician Certificate forms are all online and available in the Nurse Portal. Create your Nurse Portal account at https://wvrn.boardsofnursing.org/wvrn to apply for a dialysis certificate or maintain your existing dialysis certificate. The Nurse Portal requires all dialysis technician certificate applicants to have a valid email and debit/credit card. You cannot practice in WV without a current active WV dialysis technician certificate. 

If you did not renew your Dialysis Technician certificate by June 30 then your certificate has lapsed and you will need to fill out a Dialysis Tech Reinstatement Application. It is available at the following link:


​Application for Dialysis Technician in West Virginia

To work as a Dialysis Technician, certification in West Virginia is required.  Go to the Nurse Portal and complete the Dialysis Technician application with the required fee.  Additional information may be required.  Please read below to determine which applicant category applies to you and provide the required documentation.  Approved applicants will receive a certificate in the mail from the Board.  A listing of certified Dialysis Technicians is available online under the Verification link at https://wvrn.boardsofnursing.org/licenselookup.

Endorsement Applicants

Endorsement applicants are individuals who have completed an educational program in another state and hold a credential or certification from another state or a national certifying body approved by the Board.  Additional requirements must be provided to the Board including: 

  1. a certified copy of a certificate of completion of the education program;
  2. completed state and federal criminal background check; 
  3. a verification of the credential or certification issued by another state; and,  
  4. a verification of the national dialysis technician certification or credential you hold from a Board approved certifying body.  
A 90 day temporary permit may be issued to an endorsement applicant. Go to the Nurse Portal and complete the dialysis technician endorsement application with the required fee.

Initial Applicants

Initial applicants are individuals who have completed an educational program from a Board approved Dialysis Technician Training Program and do NOT hold a credential or certification from another state, and do not hold a national certification from a Board approved certifying body.  A Temporary Permit may be issued to the applicant.  The Temporary Permit is valid until three (3) days after the exam results are known or 18 months whichever is sooner, unless the Board revokes the temporary permit prior to its expiration. A temporary permit may be renewed one time for an additional eighteen months from the renewal date unless the board revokes the temporary permit prior to its expiration, under the following circumstances: the national certification has lapsed, and a dialysis technician is required to work to qualify for recertification. Go to the Nurse Portal and complete the dialysis technician initial application and submit with the $200.00 fee.

New Law Creates Initial License Fee Waivers

Effective June 6, 2019, a new law requires the West Virginia Board of Registered Nurses (Board) and other licensing authorities to waive initial licensing fees for low-income individuals and military families.

§30-1-23. Waiver of initial licensing fee​​s for certain individuals

The waiver does not apply to individuals seeking to renew existing licenses, or to those seeking an educational permit from the Board.

The new law defines a “low-income individual” as someone in the local labor market whose household adjusted gross income is below 130% of the federal poverty level. To access the federal poverty guidelines, visit aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines. From the “Resources” area, click on “A chart with percentages (e.g. 125 percent) of the guidelines” and review the column marked “130%.” 

The term “low-income individual” also applies to any person enrolled in a state or federal public assistance program, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

A “military family” is defined in the new law as any person who serves as an active member of the armed forces of the United States, the National Guard, or a reserve component, honorably discharged veterans of those forces, and their spouses. This term also includes surviving spouses of deceased service members who have not remarried.

For additional information, contact the Board at (304) 744-0900.

Reinstatement of Lapsed Certification

To reinstate a lapsed dialysis technician certification please go to the Nurse Portal and complete the dialysis technician reinstatement application and submit with the $200.00 fee.
We welcome your questions or comments relating to the Dialysis Technicians . You may contact us at rnboard@wv.gov

Board Approved Testing Organizations for Dialysis Technicians

According to Title 19 Legislative Rule, West Virginia Board of R​egistered Nurses, Series 13 DIALYSIS TECHNICIANS, the following are board approved testing organizations:

West Virginia RN Board
5001 MacCorkle Ave, SW, South Charleston, WV 25309 (304) 744-0900