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 program approval from:

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
Medical Laboratory
Medical Assistant
Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Phlebotomist
Laboratory Assistant Blood and Plasma
Centrifuge Operator Plasma Processing

CTI’s REQUIREMENTS before you can draw blood:

  • Pass A Written Cert. ExamSkin Punctures
  • Venipunctures
  • Hrs Clinical Turning At A State-Approved Lab
  • Hrs Of Didactic Training

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All Phlebotomists must be CERTIFIED 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 approved by the State’s Laboratory Field Services Department.
  • Complete a minimum of 40 hours of clinical training at a State-Approved lab. (CTI requires 64 Hours didactic training, 40 Hours clinical training at a State-Approved 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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