ESRD Program Survey Guidance on Patient Care Dialysis Technicians Certification
The new ESRD Conditions for Coverage, published on April 15, 2008, require that PCTs who have been employed since October
14, 2008, must be certified by either a CMS-approved State or National dialysis technician certification program by April
15, 2010. PCTs hired after October 14, 2008, must be certified within 18 months of their date of hire. Any surveys of ESRD
facilities conducted after April 15, 2010, must include review of the certification of PCTs.