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Renal Dialysis Certificate Program

Applications for Fall 2023 entrance through Fall 2025 entrance (RENL)

Application Timeline Campus Locations
Fall Enrollment - Apply in February Providence - Evening

Admissions Guidelines

Minimum requirements to apply to the Renal Dialysis Certificate program:

  1. CCRI Application for Enrollment into General Studies with a pre-Renal Dialysis Certificate (RENL) concentration.
  2. Official copy of a high school transcript, GED® transcript or baccalaureate transcript from an accredited institution, including date of graduation or completion.
  3. ACCUPLACER test issued by CCRI's Department of Advising and Counseling.
    • Reading Comprehension Requirement:
      • Score of 80 or above in Classic Accuplacer is required in Reading Comprehension
        or score of 253 or above in Next Generation Accuplacer is required in Reading Comprehension
        or ENGL 0890: Critical Reading with a grade of "B-" or better
    • English Requirement:
      • English (writing) Accuplacer test must show readiness to take ENGL 1010: Composition I
        or applicant must have completed ENGL 1005: College Writing with a grade of "C" or better.
        ENGL 1300 will not substitute for ENGL 1010.
        All the above requirements must be met satisfactorily BEFORE submission of the Performance-Based Health Science (PBHS) application and does not guarantee acceptance.  Students declining acceptance into the program for the semester must resubmit a PBHS application for the program and meet current requirements.  Once accepted into the program, the student must attend a mandatory orientation conducted by the Allied and Rehabilitative Health Department.
  4. Complete and submit an online PBHS application here.
    Deadlines are listed on the form.

Conditionally accepted students are required to complete the following:

    • When directed by notification from the Office of Enrollment Services, students must submit a background check.
      Results of BCI may prevent admission due to clinical agencies' requirements.
    • Applicants must have a physical examination and the required immunizations completed prior to the start of the clinical portion 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. This course is also available at CCRI (HEAL 0200). CPR must be documented prior to the start of the Renal Dialysis program.

Final acceptance is based upon the completion of the above criteria.

Please note: Requirements are subject to change.
For more clarifying information regarding any of the above please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at:

  • Walé Fayanjuola, Liston (Providence) Campus, 401-455-6104, [email protected]
  • If more specific information is needed, contact:
    Bernadette Drinkwine, the Renal Dialysis Program Coordinator, via email at [email protected] 

Renal Dialysis Certificate Program Acceptance Sort Order

Applicants to the Renal Dialysis Certificate 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.)