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Certified Hemodialysis Technician

The Healthcare Workforce Branch (HWB), Healthcare Professional Certification and Training Section (HPCTS) is primarily responsible for the certification of hemodialysis technicians by ensuring applicants adhere to the California Business and Professions Code, Section 1247 to 1247.9.

​Verification of a Certified Hemodialysis Technician Certificate Link

How to Find a Training Program or Provider for a Certified Hemodialysis Technician

Certified Hemodialysis Technician Testing Providers  

Effective October 11, 2009, Senate Bill (SB) 112 (Oropeza) Chapter 559, Statutes of 2009 amended the Business and Professions Code and established new California certification requirements for hemodialysis technicians including but not limited to successful passing of either a standardized test that is approved by the California Department of Public Health or passing an examination offered by a national commercially available certification program for hemodialysis technician.      

Below is a list of approved testing/examination vendors which may be contacted for further information.         

National Commercially Available Certification Programs

State Approved Standardized Testing Vendors

Certified Hemodialysis Technician Forms   

State Requirements

Contact Us :

Mailing Address:

Healthcare Professional Certification and Training Section (HPCTS)
P.O. Box 997416, MS 3301
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416

Phone Number: (916) 327-2445

Please note that the Interactive Voice Response Unit (IVRU) is an automated phone system. An option must be selected before the IVRU can proceed with a transfer to an agent. After the required information is entered you will be given the option to press “0” for an agent.

Fax Number: (916) 552-8785


​Please include your CNA/HHA/CHT number (if applicable).

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