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Phlebotomy Technician
Career & Certification

A career as a Phlebotomist is a proven path to success. You will play an important role in the healthcare industry – reassuring patients and making sure they’re comfortable during their blood draws. Choose a secure career in the growing healthcare industry.



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Online Phlebotomy Technician school training Certificate


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!†

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain regulations and requirements for certification, training, registration, and licensure and varies by vocation and 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. Most states do not require licensure of Phlebotomy Technician. As of March 8, 2024, our program can be used to fulfill the education requirements and/or gain certification or licensure (or licensure is exempt) in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Residents of CA, LA, NV and WA will not be able to gain licensure as a result of this program. 

IMPORTANT State Licensing Requirements: Licensure Information by State

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Support Occupations, on the internet at Phlebotomists (visited April 25, 2024). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
**Value depends on graduates’ use of services available to them.
†Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by NHA, has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $200 towards the cost of the CPT Certification exam, practice test and study materials. 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. NHA will require documentation of these venipunctures and capillary/finger sticks before issuing a certification.