Welcome to the Professional Education Resource Center (PERC) 

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is dedicated to providing current, state-of-the-art scientific information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and urinary tract diseases in order to improve the care of  the 26 million individuals with CKD and millions more  that are at risk for developing it.

This resource center is designed for professionals committed to continuing their education and improving patient outcomes. Here you will find activities on an array of carefully selected topics given by renowned faculty.

Check back for new courses regularly!     

Activity Spotlight

Management of Secondary Hyperparathyrodism in Chronic Kidney Disease

This activity will address the clinical challenge of preventing and treating SHPT in patients with CKD. Content will review pathophysiology and consequences of SHPT, and address modifiable causes and management goals for improved patient outcomes. The activity will examine the safety and efficacy of current treatment options, and will provide insight to recent clinical evidence for a novel peptide agonist of the calcium sensing receptor for the management of SHPT in patients with CKD.

Supported by an educational grant from Amgen, Inc.

Activity Spotlight

CKD-MBD: State-of-the-Art Considerations for Optimal Outcomes

This knowledge-based activity will address the most recent developments in understanding and managing chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD). Expert faculty will discuss new insights regarding pathogenesis, along with best practice options for diagnosis and treatment.

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi US.

Activity Spotlight

Improving Global Outcomes in Patients with Hepatitis C Infection in Late Stage Chronic Kidney Disease

This knowledge-based activity will address the management of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). Screening and treatment will be discussed. Clinical evidence for novel antivirals will also be included.

Supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Activity Spotlight

Management Strategies for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in CKD: Vitamin D Supplementation

This knowledge-based activity will address the clinical challenge of preventing and treating secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with CKD. Content will include an update on vitamin D, and will discuss the pathophysiology and consequences of SHPT. Expert faculty will also explore current and emerging strategies for the management of SHPT in CKD.

Supported by an educational grant from OpKo.

Urgent and Non-Urgent Hyperkalemia

Urgent and Non-Urgent Hyperkalemia

This activity will address the some of the considerations that inform clinical judgments essential to the evaluation and management of hyperkalemia as encountered in the outpatient arena. Program content includes a review of the cellular mechanisms that normally ensure potassium homeostasis, how these are affected by RAAS inhibitors, hyperkalemic risk assessment based on clinical trials, and characteristics of the ideal, current and emerging oral ion exchangers.

Supported by an educational grant from ZS Pharma.

Features of PERC

  • Personalized profile/login 
  • FREE for NKF members 
  • Ability to view  your completed activities in one place
  • More discipline-specific courses than ever before!
  • Earn CME/CEs anytime, anywhere! 


Members participate in our CME/CE activities for FREE

NKF Professional Members are eligible to complete all of our online CME/CE courses for FREE (a savings of at least $25/course). For most disciplines your membership pays for itself within your first 3-4 activities!

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Click here to learn more about the benefits of making NKF your professional home and to join/renew. 

Annual Fee*
Major Benefits 
PhysicianPhysician, Scientist$325AJKDACKD, research grants
PharmacistPharmacist$100Reduced rates for AJKDACKD
CAPPhysician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist$80Primer on Kidney Disease, Online educational Essentials programs, listserv
CNNTNurse, Technician

$110 Nurses

$40 Technicians
CRNDietitian$125JRNRenaLink, Pocket Guide to Nutrition
CNSWSocial Worker$110JNSWRenaLink, listserv, NSW-C, research grants

*Prices displayed are for domestic US/CAN memberships. 

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NKF has been granted Joint Accreditation status the by governing bodies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program (ANCC). Joint Accreditation promotes interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) specifically designed to improve interprofessional collaborative practice in healthcare delivery. A leading model for interprofessional collaborative practice, Joint Accreditation establishes the standards for education providers to deliver continuing education planned by the healthcare team for the healthcare team.