Getting Phlebotomy Certification

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The work of a phlebotomist is to take samples of blood and get them ready for laboratory test. The areas of work for phlebotomists include research labs, hospitals and even blood banks.

Phlebotomy certification is a perfect way to upgrade your resume and make you stand out in the job market, which is highly competitive.

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We suggest that you get these three major types of certification and each has different amount of fees and requirements to acquire:

1) The American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT)

ASPT gives examinations to phlebotomists who have already practiced and have completed a recognized educational program. ASPT requires experience working as a phlebotomist or completion of an approved education program.

The applicants must fill a form and pay the appropriate fee within the required deadline. In the application, form the applicant must fill personal information like name, phone number and address the applicant should also point out if they are nationally certified. As prove a supervisor should sign the form before submission. A sum of $85 is paid as fees, which includes $30 for membership and $55 for the exam

2) The National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

NHA offers certification in phlebotomy to high school graduates or those who have finished a degree in general equivalency, work experience of not less than one year is a also a must. NHA requires high school graduates and those who have completed a general equivalency degree.

NHA does not accept paper applications and all candidates must apply online, this includes visiting their website and creating your candidate website. It is only after completing the profile that you can register for the exam. A fee of $105 is required for the NHA exam.

The American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)

Before applying, the candidate should meet the requirements below:

Be a high school graduate or finished a general equivalency degree and through with phlebotomy training certified by the California department of public health in the previous five years.

You should have graduated from high school or a completion of official phlebotomy training in the United States of America. The program must involve 100 hours of training in a recognized laboratory and a lecture of 40 hours. The lectures should cover areas such as circulatory system and laboratory operations.

Applicants must complete the application and thereafter pay $135 for fees inform of money orders or online credit cards, postdated checks will not be accepted.

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