Donate to NNCO
NNCO is looking for sponsorship from companies that support the dialysis community. Your sponsorship will help to improve qualifications of technicians and technologists supporting delivery of dialysis to patients across the country and the world. Please make a contribution below. Your support will be acknowledged on the NNCO website and you can also acknowledge your support for NNCO on your company website.

Who is NNCO?
The National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which was registered in the State of California in 1998 under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law.

NNCO was formed to advance the professional standards of nephrology technologists through certification. NNCO engages experts in the field to develop certification examinations in Clinical Nephrology Technology, Biomedical Nephrology Technology and Dialysis Water Treatment. NNCO has contracted with Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) to ensure that the credentialing process is psychometrically sound and meets standards for professional designation including those recommended by the National Organization for Competency Assurance and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

NNCO Offers Three Nephrology Certification Exams:
  • Clinical Nephrology Technology (CCNT), offered since 1999
  • Biomedical Nephrology Technology (CBNT), offered since 1999
  • Dialysis Water Specialist (CDWS), offered since 2015
Why Certify?
  • Professional Recognition and Credibility.  Certified nephrology technologists are recognized and respected. Certification confirms a technologist's competence and capabilities to peers, patients, supervisors, and administrators.
  • Professional Achievement and Career Advancement.  Certified nephrology technologists have distinguished themselves in their specialty area. As healthcare delivery and patient acuity become ever more complex, the demand for experienced, highly skilled technologists with a depth and breadth of knowledge is on the rise. Certified nephrology technologists have a better chance of advancement in the workplace over non-certified technologists.
  • Professional Opportunities and Personal Accomplishment  Certified nephrology technologists have influence and input. They are often invited to join expert panels, participate in workshops, contribute their input to setting standards, and go to work for nephrology product manufacturers.
How Will Your Donation be Used?
  • Outreach to nephrology technicians and technologists (CCNT, CBNT, CDWS) on the benefits of certification both personally and professionally via mailings, brochures, social media, offering scholarship awards, etc.
  • Increase visibility of NNCO's certifications available to dialysis water treatment specialists (available solely through NNCO), and to biomed techs
  • Outreach to international nephrology technician and technologist organizations who might be interested in providing certification to their members
  • Increase presence at significant nephrology professional meetings
  • Continue to pursue relationships with other nephrology groups for potential collaboration, e.g.: NANT, NKF

To Donate
By Check:
NNCO, C/O PTC, 1350 Broadway, Suite 800, New York, NY 10018

By Credit Card:


All donations will be recognized on the NNCO home page

Questions?  Contact: Jo-Ann Maltais, PhD, President, NNCO: j.maltais@comcast.net