The Phlebotomist Certification Process
To practice as a Phlebotomist, certification is not required. However, some graduates wish to obtain the credentials required to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. Arizona College recommends that our graduates become certified or registered as a way to enhance their resumes and gain additional validation of the knowledge they have gained.
Our graduates are eligible to sit for the Registered Phlebotomy Technician Certification Examination, offered through the American Medical Technologists organizations. Other organizations that also certify Phlebotomists include the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, National Credentialing Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel, and National Phlebotomy Association. Though certification can be obtained through any of these organizations, Arizona College recommends pursuing certification through the National Phlebotomy Association. National Phlebotomy Association certification can be achieved through the following steps:
- Meet the eligibility requirements for the appropriate examination category before submitting your application.
- Complete the appropriate application form and submit the following:
- Completed application form
- Appropriate application fee (check, credit card or PayPal)
- Application fees are non-refundable
- Necessary documentation required to verify your eligibility
- Receive notification by email to take the examination on the computer at a Pearson Professional Center within a three-month period, upon determination of your examination eligibility.
- Schedule an appointment to take the examination within the three-month period indicated on your admission letter.
- Take the examination at the location of your choice. Immediately after you complete the examination, you will see your preliminary pass/fail result on the computer screen.
- Receive notification email to login and view your final examination scores.
- Receive your certificate in approximately 4-6 weeks. This will verify your certification upon passing the examination, and is valid for three years.
Phlebotomists are important members of the healthcare team. If the medical field interests you, then a career as a Phlebotomist could be for you. Arizona College provides a hands-on Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy training program to provide you with the skills and experience you need to become a member of this field. Fill out a form for more information and start on the path to fulfilling your dream of becoming a Phlebotomist. Change Lives, Choose Arizona College!