Phlebotomists must be certified at one of three levels as shown below. Final Phlebotomy regulations have been in effect since April 9, 2003. Phlebotomists with experience prior to the enactment of the regulations (April 9, 2003) must have additional training and take an approved exam to become certified under the new regulations. Experience may waive the practical portion of the training (depending on the number of hours of prior employment).
More Phlebotomy information is available from Laboratory Field Services.
Phlebotomy Certification Levels:
- Phlebotomist I – skin puncture phlebotomy only
- Phlebotomist II – skin puncture and venipuncture
- Phlebotomist III – skin puncture, venipuncture and arterial draws
Applicants for Phlebotomy certification are encouraged to apply online. Please go to the Laboratory Field Services website to apply for your certificate on-line.