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How can a CCHT dialysis technician get CEUs?

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Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Tecnicians can earn Continuing Education Units by completing courses and activities offered by the American Nephrology Nurses Association, the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, according to Dialysis Technician's Training. These organizations offer continuing education opportunities online via their respective websites.

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The American Nephrology Nurses Association provides free online continuing education activities for members. This organization also provides live activities, webinars and paid online activities for continuing education for dialysis technicians. Contact hours and courses completed through ANNA are approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers-Commission on Accreditation. Available activities and courses are listed at the association's website, AnnaNurse.com.

Contact hours required for Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technicians can be earned by attending meetings, symposiums and one-day programs offered by the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists. This organization also offers books and study guides for certification exams.

Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technicians must renew their certification every three years, according to Dialysis Technician's Training. Technicians must complete 30 hours of continuing education relevant to a hemodialysis technician or have 3000 hours of hemodialysis work experience within the three years before a certificate expires to be recertified. Another option for CCHT certificate renewal is to take a recertification exam. The exam must be submitted three months before a CCHT certificate expires.

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