Find free continuing education opportunities for dialysis technicians by checking the official websites of the National Kidney Foundation and the American Kidney Fund. Other information on educational opportunities is available on the continuing education sections of End-Stage Renal Disease Program network contractors, such as the Quality Insights Renal Network 3 and Network 8, Inc.
The NKF offers free online continuing education courses to nurses, dialysis technicians, physicians, dietitians and social workers who are members of the NKF. The NKF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and also by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
As of 2015, the NKF has five subjects available for dialysis technicians. Non-NKF members can take the online courses for $25. Credits for dialysis technicians and nurses are measured by contact hours.
The courses offered by the AKF are free for health care professionals caring for patients at risk or with kidney diseases. The National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists has accredited most of the courses and the California Board of Nursing has approved the program for a number of continuing education contact hours. To earn the credits, you must first select a course, complete the learning module, and take and pass the associated exam and evaluation.