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Certification Paths of a Phlebotomy Technician

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Phlebotomy is the process of drawing blood from the body of a patient for testing or for storage. This career has attracted many people who have wanted to join but they are unaware of what it entails.Here is a step by step guidance to becoming a certified phlebotomist.There are five different categories of phlebotomists. This is due to the entry grades.

Option 1: The first option is pursuing a Limited Phlebotomy Technician (LPT). With this option, a prospective phlebotomist requires to be high school graduate or GED or to have an equivalent qualification.

How to become Limited Phlebotomy Technician (LPT)?

  • The candidate submits the required applies CA approved phlebotomy training program where he has to complete 20 hours of basic classes and 25 successful skin punctures in a clinical setting or real patients through a training program or on the job.
  • After this, the successful candidate receives a certificate of completion. After this, He has to perform 25 successful skin punctures before he receives a certificate or letter signed by a licensed MD, PA, RN, CLB or CLS. At this point, he is now a qualified Limited Phlebotomy Technician.

Option 2: The second option is the path that leads to a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1(CPT 1).

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How to become Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1(CPT 1) with No experience?

Here the qualifications and application are similar to for LPT.

  • At this Phlebotomy training program, he has to complete 29 hours of basic Phlebotomy classes, 20 hours of advanced Phlebotomy classes, 40 hours of practical  Phlebotomy training in a clinical setting, 50 successful venipunctures and 10 successful skin punctures on real patients.
  • The successful candidate is given a certificate of completion where he is now called a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1.

Option 3: The third category leads to being a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 with 1040 hours on the job experience.

How to become Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1(CPT 1) with less thab 1040 OTJE?

  • In addition to the earlier requirements for CPT1, the candidate should have On the Job Training experience of less than 1040 hours within the past five years then applies as in the first cases then at the training program.
  • The Candidate has to complete 20 hours of basic classes, 20 hours of advanced classes then he obtains a completion certificate from the phlebotomy program. The candidate then performs 50 successful venipunctures and successful skin punctures on all. The successful candidate then obtains. a letter or certificate signed by a licensed MD, PA, RN, CLB, or CLS. He is now a certified phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT)(OTJE)

Option 4: Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 with more than 1040 hours of OTJE.

How to become  Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1(CPT 1) with 1040 OTJE?

  • It requires in addition an On The Job Training experience of more than 1040 hours within the past five years. After admission, complete 20 hours of advanced classes. Upon completion the candidate obtains a completion certificate from the phlebotomy program.
  • He then has to perform 50 successful venipunctures and 10 skin punctures on actual patients; He then receives a document from employer(s) signed by laboratory directors before he becomes a certified technician 1 (OTJE)+++

Option 5: Certified Phlebotomy Technician 2 (CPT 2)

How to become  Certified Phlebotomy Technician 2 (CPT 2)?

  • where in addition to the basic requirements, a qualification of (CPT1)+++ or above is required.
  • Here the student spends 20hours on advanced classes and 20 successful arterial punctures under a licensed MD, PA, RN, CLB, CLS or RCP while training the job.
  • The student receives a certificate of completion then he obtains a document from employer(s) signed by licensed MD, PA, RN, CLB, CLS or RCP where he is now a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 2
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10 Responses so far.

  1. alieakub says:

    Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 with more than 1040 hours of OTJE.

  2. alieakub says:

    The third category leads to being a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 with so no distant.

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