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What Does It Mean To Earn Your Certification As A Phlebotomy Technician?

Through the Phlebotomy Technician Program, you are eligible for the Certified Phlebotomy Training Certification (CPT). To become certified, candidates must be 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

This program has a clinical requirement of 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals to sit for their certification exam. We cannot guarantee they will find a site to complete this clinical requirement, so only students employed in a healthcare facility or those that take full responsibility for meeting their clinical requirements will be admitted to the program.

This program is not available to students who plan to work in the states of California or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist. Our program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California and Washington.

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This certification ensures individuals can:

  • Gain a working knowledge of medical terminology, diseases processes, anatomy and physiology
  • Understand how to provide safe patient care
  • Exhibit excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Understand the importance of HIPAA, OSHA, COLA and CLIA
  • Collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing and analyzing
  • Communicate effectively with doctors, patients and other medical staff effectively
  • Can assemble and maintain equipment, such as needles and specimen containers


The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the largest allied health certification providers in the nation. Since 1989, it has awarded over one million certifications and is validated and nationally recognized as providing students with the required level of knowledge to succeed in their chosen career. 

Select The Right Training Program For Your Goals

Phlebotomy Technician

Begin your journey today to become an important part of the medical field. Blood and specimen collection are an essential skillset in the world of healthcare. Master them in our online Phlebotomy Technician program.

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