Graduates of the Phlebotomy Technician program are prepared to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Training Certification (CPT) exam facilitated by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
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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. Professional Workforce Development 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.
PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN OUTCOMES
PROGRAM FAST FACTS:
You’ll be readied for career paths that include Phlebotomy Technician, Laboratory Specimen Collector, Laboratory Assistant, Phlebotomist, Program Length: Emergency Room Department Technician, and Medical Technologist
Students can start at any time — no waiting for months to get going
The program is entirely online
Remote instructors are there to provide mentorship and one-on-one guidance
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
OVERVIEW OF THE ISSUING AUTHORITY
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
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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