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Dialysis Technician Renewals

Dialysis Technician renewal for 2018/2019 has completed. The individuals who have lapsed are in the document below. If you have lapsed, you must reinstate your license before you are able to go back to work as a dialysis technician.

 

You may then search the file 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 License Renewal begins annually May 1 and ends June 30. Dialysis Technician Certificate licensure 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 license or maintain your existing dialysis certificate license. The Nurse Portal requires all dialysis technician certificate licensure applicants to have a valid email and debit/credit card. You cannot practice in WV without a current active WV dialysis technician certificate license. 

If you did not renew your Dialysis Technician license by June 30 then your license 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.
 

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 Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Series 13 DIALYSIS TECHNICIANS, the following are board approved testing organizations: