Phlebotomy Full Course (Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT1))
This 6-8 week short-term course is designed for individuals with no experience. All applicants are required to possess a minimum high school education.
The course consists of four modules:
- 20 hours of theoretical instruction in basic phlebotomy
- 20 hours of theoretical instruction in advance phlebotomy
- 40 hours of practical laboratory
- 40 – 120 hours of clinical practical or internship
At the conclusion of the clinical internship, students are allowed to sit for the national certifying exam and must score a minimum passing grade of 70%.
Upon completion the following documents must be submitted to California Department of Public Health (CDPH):
|1. Copy of certificate of completion of phlebotomy training from a state-approved institution (this document is issued by the school)|
|2. Copy of certificate of completion of clinical training (internship)|
|3. Official sealed transcripts from high school, college or GED equivalent (these documents are provided by educational institution)|
|4. Copy of national examination certificate|
Certified Phlebotomy Technician
This course is designed for individuals with 6 months or more experience.
After submission of the above-required documents, students are now eligible to apply online to CDPH for the state issued phlebotomy license at
For a detailed description of the CPT1 course click on brochure.