PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION at RCI

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy is increasingly the career of choice. Call us to find out why Medical Assistants (MAs), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Paramedics, Nurses, and many others outside of the field of medicine have started the path to becoming Phlebotomy Certified.

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WHY RCI?

Here at the RCI we specialize in training and educating future Phlebotomists. With a current passing rate of over 99%, our program enables students to enjoy successful careers in the field of Phlebotomy.

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What is a Certified Phlebotomy Technician?

Certified Phlebotomy Technicians (CPT1) are professionally trained skilled individuals authorized to perform skin puncture and venipuncture blood collection, ensuring that the proper amount is taken and that all blood is properly labeled. Phlebotomists draw blood, verify the patient's or blood donor's identity, label the blood and enter patient information into a database. You'll assemble and maintain equipment as well to prevent infections or other complications. Phlebotomist also help nervous patients under the blood drawing process so they can feel less nervous.

Certified Phlebotomy Technicians have been in high demand especially since the state of California requires phlebotomist to be certified. Regan Career Institute has one of the longest running Phlebotomy Certificate programs in Southern California.

CPT1 COURSE DETAILS

In only 80hrs you can become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. This program provides education for individuals seeking a career in the laboratory as a California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I). This is a customized accelerated program.

Do you qualify as a BASIC or ADVANCED student?

Most new students qualify for the full course which is comprised of both BASIC and ADVANCED sessions, plus a 40-hour Externship.

If you have previous experience in California as a Phlebotomist you may qualify for the ADVANCED course only. Please call us at 626-455-0312 for additional clarification.

On-the-Job Experience

Applicants who have 1040 hours or more of documented experience as a phlebotomist must document completion of an approved 20 hour Advanced Didactic Program in Phlebotomy, document 50 successful venipunctures and 10 successful skin punctures on patients, take an approved Certification Examination and apply to the State of California for an application to become State Certified as a Phlebotomist.

Applicants who have less than 1040 hours of documented experience and more than 1 hour of documented experience as a phlebotomist must take an approved didactic program of 20 hours of Basic and 20 hours of Advanced Didactic Course in Phlebotomy, 40 hours of documented clinical training completing 50 venipunctures and 10 successful skin punctures, take an approved Certification Examination and apply to the State of California for an application to become State Certified as a Phlebotomist.

Applicants with no experience as a phlebotomist must take an approved Didactic Program of 20 hours of Basic and 20 hours of Advanced Didactic course in phlebotomy, 40 hours of documented clinical training completing 50 venipunctures and 10 successful skin punctures, take an approved Certification Examination and apply to the State of California for an application to become State Certified as a Phlebotomist.

EXTERNSHIP

RCI has an extensive externship program for all phlebotomy students. In addition to classroom instruction, RCI students will complete their Phlebotomy Certification program as an extern in a professional healthcare facility (e.g. hospital, medical clinic, etc.) with hands-on practical training. Students are required to complete 40 hours of clinical time during which they will work with a phlebotomist preceptor, drawing blood from actual patients at one of many RCI community affiliate locations. Our externship instruction will give you the opportunity to use your classroom-learned phlebotomy skills in a real-world professional medical healthcare setting. You will be working with real patients under the supervision of experienced medical healthcare professionals.

Students with Disabilities

RCI may provide reasonable accommodations during a program to students with disabilities (including learning disabilities). Reasonable accommodations are defined as accommodations that do not fundamentally alter the program. All students are still required to meet the program's enrollment requirements.

If you require special accommodations, please submit your written request along with your program registration. Upon receipt, you will be contacted by our Client Services Manager to discuss your request and obtain your current disability evaluation. (The evaluation must include a comprehensive diagnosis and testing conducted during adulthood or within 3 years of the student's initial request for disability-related services.) For assistance with any questions concerning special accommodations, please contact our Client Services Manager at 626-455-0312.

California State Certification

Each student, post-graduation, can complete a California State Phlebotomy Certification application (with all required documents) and submit it to the California Department of Public Health Laboratory Field Services (LFS). If you need assistance you can call or set an appointment with the RCI staff, who will guide you through the certification process. Our Certification and Resources & FAQs pages will also have additional useful information for this process.

Currently California offers 3 types of Phlebotomy Certifications. Most students start with the Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 or CPT1 application. Please see our Phlebotomy Certification Matrix for additional detail.

Phlebotomy Technician

In RCI's Phlebotomy (Didactic) course, you will learn

  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic Phlebotomy Equipment and Procedures
  • Phlebotomy Techniques
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Practical Phlebotomy
  • Infection Control
  • Legal Aspects of Phlebotomy
  • ...and much more!

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ABHES Accredited
California LFS Approved
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FINANCIAL AID

We have different financial assistance programs. Please give us a call so we may help with your qualifications.

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LATEST CLASSES

16 Feb
Phlebotomy Advanced February 2018

2018 February 16, 17 & 18
Friday - Sunday
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Phlebotomy Beginner March 2018

2018 March 2, 3, 4, 16, 17 & 18
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
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16 Mar
Phlebotomy Advanced March 2018

2018 March 16,17 & 18
Friday - Sunday
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