CD-LPN/LVN: Certified Dialysis Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse

Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)

East Holly Avenue

Box 56

Pitman, NJ 08071-0056

856.256.2321 (Voice)

856.589.7463 (Fax)

888.884.6622 (Toll Free)

CD-LPN/LVN Eligibility Criteria 1. The applicant must hold a full and unrestricted license
as a licensed practical nurse/vocational nurse in the
United States or its territories.2. The applicant must have completed a minimum of
2000 hours experience as a licensed practical/vocational nurse in nephrology nursing caring for patients who require or may require dialysis, within the two (2) years prior to submitting the exam application.3. The applicant must have completed fifteen (15) contact
hours of continuing education in nephrology nursing
relevent to the care of patients who require or may
require dialysis within the two (2) years prior to submit
the exam application.It is recommended, but not required, that continuing
education be approved by one of the following: 

•  Organizations accredited by the American Nurses’
Credentialing Center – Commission on Accreditation
(ANCC-COA), the credentialing body of the
American Nurses Association


(For example, The American Nephrology
Nurses’ Association (ANNA), which is both an
accredited provider and approver of continuing
education in nursing)


•  The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
•  The Council of Continuing Education
•  California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, or Ohio State
Boards of Nursing*

* Please be aware that although programs meet requirements set forth by other state boards of nursing, they
may not meet the Nephrology Nursing Certification
Commission criteria.

Application: Download the current application HERE.
NNCC Exam Fee: $250
Paper and Pencil:

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