The American Kidney Fund offers online courses that meet the continuing education requirements of health care professionals caring for patients with, or at risk for, kidney disease.

To earn credits, select a course, complete the learning module(s), and take the associated exam and evaluation.

Advent of the HIF Stabilizers: Key Considerations for Anemia of CKD Care

Anemia CKD course

This course is intended for nephrologists and nurse practitioners who diagnose and manage patients with anemia of CKD.

Physicians – Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours. Designated for 1.0 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Hepatitis C and Chronic Kidney Disease: Building the Connection

Hepatitis C

This free, online course designed for nurses and other health care professionals, provides prevention strategies and other resources that address the associated health risks of co-morbid Hepatitis C and chronic kidney disease.

By the end of the course, course takers will have a better understanding of how nephrology plays a central role in the identification, treatment, and follow-up of patients with both HCV and CKD.

Additional CE courses

Helping New Patients Adjust to Dialysis

This course is designed for renal health care professionals who work with patients that are new to dialysis.

CE credits: 1.00 Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR);
1.20 National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT); 1.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW); 1.00 National Commission for Health Education Creditialing (NCHEC); 1.00 Attendance


Managing Hyperphosphatemia

The goals of this course are to identify and understand the challenges dietitians and other allied health professionals face in managing hyperphosphatemia in their patients and identify effective tools and strategies they can employ in their own practice.

CE credits: 1.00 Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); 1.20 NANT; 1.00 Attendance


Depression: Building a Foundation for Care

This training focuses on four specific areas to enhance social workers' ability to care for patients suffering from depression.

CE credits: 1.20 NANT; 1.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW); 1.00 Attendance


Caring for Others, Caring for Yourself

This course is designed to help social workers better manage the stress and challenges they encounter each day to improve patient care.

CE credits: 1.20 NANT; 1.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW); 1.00 Attendance


Helping Patients Prepare for Kidney Replacement Therapy

This course addresses kidney replacement therapy and dialysis access options for patients with stage IV and stage V kidney disease.

CE credits: 3.60 NANT; 3.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW); 3.00 Attendance


Weighing the Outcomes: Ethical Issues in Kidney Disease

This course presents a decision-making framework and strategies that health care teams may employ in response to daily ethical dilemmas.

CE credits: 3.60 NANT; 3.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW); 3.00 Attendance


Online Course Series for Professionals: Cornerstones of Care

The effective delivery of dialysis treatment requires each clinician to be skilled in multiple areas. Whereas most renal professionals receive training regarding the clinical aspects of the initiation, monitoring and discontinuation of a dialysis treatment, less attention is paid to other important issues associated with effective care. To help health care professionals in the delivery of a successful "health care experience" for their patients, AKF has developed the Cornerstones of Care series, which includes the following courses:

  • Building Relationships
    CE credits: 0.70 NANT; 1.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW); 1.00 Attendance
  • Professionalism
    CE credits: 0.70 NANT; 1.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW); 1.00 Attendance