Phlebotomist Certification

Phlebotomy CertificationIf you want to work as a licensed Phlebotomist in the state of California, you will need to obtain phlebotomy certification, which is the California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health – Laboratory Field Services Division.

If you have no healthcare or little phlebotomy work experience, there are clear steps you can follow to get phlebotomist certification and start a phlebotomy career in the state of California.

The Road to Phlebotomist Certification

If you have no healthcare work experience or have less that 40-hours of phlebotomy work experience, you must complete:

  • 40-hours of phlebotomy training from a phlebotomy program accredited by the California Department of Public Health.
  • 40-hours of phlebotomy practice in a clinical setting in a phlebotomy training program approved by the California Department of Public Health.

You must also:

Bay Area Medical Academy Helps You with Phlebotomist Certification

Bay Area Medical Academy’s Phlebotomy Technician Course (that includes classroom and clinical training) prepares you for two certifications:

  • National Certification, Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT)

Bay Area Medical Academy is located at an approved NCPT testing site. The school schedules National exams 2-weeks after completing the course. National exams are only held on weekends at the Bay Area Medical Academy San Francisco Campus.

  • California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I certificate (CPT-1 license)

Bay Area Medical Academy also provides free assistance to students with the application process for obtaining California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I certificate.

Renewing Phlebotomist Certification

Once you have your California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I certificate, you must keep your phlebotomist certification current.

You must renew your California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I certificate every two years.

For information about the renewal process, you can visit the Laboratory Field Services (LFS) website.