Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. U.S. Career Institute's Phlebotomy Technician program will prepare you to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exam, through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Included with our course, we cover the cost of your CPT certification exam fees – a $200 value!†
To earn an NHA certification you must also possess a high school diploma or GED. Please note that you are responsible and required to show evidence that you have performed a minimum of 30 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary or finger sticks . These sticks must be performed on live individuals. You are responsible for gaining this experience, USCI will not provide this training.
A career in the phlebotomy field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. The BLS shows that there are four states that require that phlebotomists be certified: California, Louisiana, Nevada, and Washington.
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Regulations and requirements for certification, registration, and licensure vary by state. Some states may include additional requirements beyond those offered in our course, such as CPR training or background checks. Prospective students should contact the regulatory agency in the state(s) where they plan to work to confirm their requirements before enrolling in this course. Residents of CA, LA, NV, and WA will not be able to gain licensure as a result of this program. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician credential after they complete a minimum of 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary or finger sticks and provide proof for the NHA. This experience is required before registration for the certification exam. Graduates should contact local labs, hospital, or doctor’s offices to inquire about opportunities for venipuncture and capillary experience.
Most states do not require Phlebotomy Technicians to be licensed, but prospective students should confirm this with their state.
After completing your certificate course, our Career Coach Program is an included benefit that will give you one-on-one access to a Career Coach Advisor. Our course and Career Coach Program can prepare you with the skills needed to help you start your new career. Read about the program's requirements and guidelines in the Career Coach Program Outline.