Renal Dialysis Technology Admission Guidelines

Liston Campus

‘Learn about Application Dates and How to Apply’


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; 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.
    • 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.

Policies for the Renal Dialysis Program after acceptance:
  • Applicants must have a physical exam and the required immunizations completed prior the start of the Renal Dialysis Program.
  • Students also must have a current CPR card (American Heart Association, Healthcare Provider level) obtained through an AHA recognized community training center (course is also available at CCRI - HEAL 0200).

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 two (2) semesters (or 12 months).

For more information:
  • Office of Enrollment Services, Warwick Campus: Michael Hynes, 401-825-2266,
  • If more specific information is needed, contact Bernadette Drinkwine, Program Coordinator, at 401-455-6132 or via email at; or Cynthia Banna, Renal Dialysis Administrative Coordinator, at 401-333-7009 or via email at

RENL Program Acceptance Order

Applicants to the Renal Dialysis Program will be offered acceptance in order based on the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion of Baccalaureate degree or higher.
  2. ACCUPLACER reading score or grade in ENGL 0890.
  3. Earliest date of application (February applicants admitted first).

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Last Updated: 8/25/18