The USCI Phlebotomy Technician program is offered fully online and does not include the live skills practice (experience) opportunities required to obtain certification as a phlebotomist. Most employers require certification and lack of certification will impact your employment opportunities and earnings. Students are responsible for researching certification and/or licensure requirements and for securing appropriate experience opportunities.
Phlebotomy Technician graduates may sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam via the NHA’s Pre-Externship Route; however, graduates will need hands-on experience completing a minimum of 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks or finger sticks on live individuals, following completion of the program, to receive certification. This experience is not included in the program. Graduates must complete this experience within 90 days of passing the CPT exam and are responsible for securing their own experience site. Students must contact local blood testing providers (e.g., Labcorp or Quest), hospitals or doctor’s offices to seek out live experience opportunities.
NHA publishes application and eligibility criteria for the CPT exam, students are encouraged to review this information in detail.
Included with our course, we cover the cost of your CPT certification, study guide and practice test – a $200 value!†
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.
IMPORTANT State Licensing Requirements: Click here for more information.