Renal Dialysis Technology Admission Guidelines

Liston Campus


Minimum requirements to apply to the Renal Dialysis Technology Program:

  1. CCRI application – Complete and submit a CCRI Application for Enrollment. General Studies should be first choice; RENL should be second choice.
  2. High school transcript – Send an official copy of an accredited high school transcript or GED, including date of graduation must be provided. If the applicant holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university, the high school transcript may be waived; college transcript must indicate completion and degree awarded.
  3. Placement testing – Complete a standardized test (ACCUPLACER) issued by CCRI’s Department of Advising and Counseling. Students may NOT retake the ACCUPLACER test before completing the remedial course/courses.

    Reading comprehension test must show competency of 80 or above or
    students must complete ENGL 0890: Critical Reading with a grade of “B-”
    or better.
    English (writing) test must show readiness to take ENGL 1010: Composition I
    or students must complete ENGL 1005: College Writing with a grade of “C”
    or better. ENGL 1300 will not substitute for ENGL 1010.
  4. Health Sciences application – Complete and submit an online Performance-Based Health Sciences application during the open enrollment period. Deadlines are listed on the form. (

All the above requirements must be met satisfactorily BEFORE submission of the Performance-Based Health Sciences application and does not guarantee acceptance. Students declining acceptance into the program for the semester offered must resubmit a Performance-Based Health Sciences application for the program and meet the current admission requirements. Once accepted into the program, the student must attend a mandatory meeting conducted by the Allied Health Department.

Background Check – Students are required to submit a background check when directed by notification from Enrollment Services.

Please note: Requirements are subject to change.

Most students in the Renal Dialysis Technology Certificate Program attend classes full time. Therefore, the “normal” time to complete this certificate would be three (3) semesters (or 18 months). For more information about our graduation rates for this program, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important gainful employment information, please visit

For more information: or contact the Office of Enrollment Services:

Michael Hynes, Knight (Warwick) Campus: 401-825-2266,

If more specific information is needed, contact Bernadette Drinkwine, Program Coordinator, at 401-455-6132 or

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Last Updated: 7/17/17