Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1)
Phlebotomists are professionals who draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. This program provides, through classroom time and clinical instruction, training and knowledge to apply and take the National Certification Phlebotomy Technician I exam. Classroom lectures cover laboratory environment, anatomy, safety and infection control, equipment, and the phlebotomy procedure.
The need for Phlebotomists will remain high as doctors and other health-care professionals require blood work for analysis and diagnoses. According to U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the national demand of phlebotomy technicians is forecasted to grow by an estimated 24% by 2026.
The Westside Extension Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) program is designed to fulfill the CPT-1 requirements for the State of California. Classes are taught through lectures, class exercises, and clinical experiences.The clinical instruction (externship) provides hands-on training in venipuncture technique, laboratory assisting, and administrative office duties. Our program will prepare students for entry-level positions as phlebotomists in hospital, clinics, laboratory service centers, and physician's offices. Upon completion of the program, students will qualify to apply to the State of California as certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT-1).
ETPL & I-TRAIN-approved free training for WIOA eligible WorkSource Center participants.
Contact your case worker first to make sure you qualify.
Our EVENING (Mon-Thu) program includes: 24 hours of basic didactic, 24 hours of advanced didactic, 40 hours of externship, blood draw practice, materials/study guides, supplies, liability insurance, and exam preparation.
Become a Phlebotomist in 4 Steps:
Requirements: Minimum HS Diploma/GED, 18 years+, Scrubs (new, used, or borrowed), Negative TB test may be required during externship.
- Classroom Time—48 hours
- National Exam—2 hours
- Externship—40 hours in clinical setting
- Submit Documents to the State of California
$1,999 registration fee includes books, supplies, study guides, all class materials, exam preparation, and externship. Fee does NOT include State License fee of $100, National Certification exam fee of $117, or scrubs. Installment plan available, CLICK HERE to register for Installment 1.
For more detailed information, see the link to the class handbook under "Class Supplies" in the gold sidebar on the left of the webpage.