What Phlebotomy Technicians Do
A Phlebotomy Technician is a key member of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples from patients by venipuncture or microtechiniques.” ~American Medical Technologists
CTI’s Phlebotomy Technician program has obtained the license to operate from:
- Ventura County Medical Association
- State of California’s Laboratory Field Services
- American Medical Technologists (AMT)
- Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
CTI’s Phlebotomy Technician Program course will prepare the graduate with the necessary skills for employment as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician in a variety of medical occupations:
Health Care Support Workers all others
Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Laboratory Assistant Blood and Plasma
Centrifuge Operator Plasma Processing
CTI’s REQUIREMENTS before you can draw blood:
- Pass A Written Cert. Exam
- Skin Punctures
- Hrs Clinical Turning At A State-Approved Lab
- Hrs Of Didactic Training
All Phlebotomists must be LICENSED through the Department of Health Services, Laboratory Field Services Division in order to maintain employment as a Phlebotomist.
Effective April 9, 2003, all persons performing phlebotomy who are not doctors, nurses, or clinical lab scientists, must be certified as a phlebotomist before they can draw blood.
STATE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Attend a phlebotomy training program that has been licensed by the State’s Laboratory Field Services Department.
- Complete a minimum of 40 hours of clinical training at a State-Licensed lab. (CTI requires 64 Hours didactic training, 40 Hours clinical training at a State-LIcensed Lab, 50 venipunctures, 10 skin punctures)*
- Pass a written certification exam from an organization approved by the California Department of Health Services.
- State Application Fee $100
Once you have passed the National certification exam, you must submit the following to the State for certification:
- High School Transcript or GED
- CTI Certificate
- AMT Test Results ($120 Testing Fee)
- Proof of Clinical Hours Completed
*Proof of Clinical Hours Completed(California statute requires that students successfully completing a course of study be awarded the appropriate diploma or certificate. Graduates of CTI courses are awarded a certificate of completion upon successful completion of the program.
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