Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Phlebotomy?
Phlebotomy literally means “to cut a vein” in Greek. It is the process of making an incision (we call it a puncture) in a vein for the purpose of collecting blood. A person who performs phlebotomy is termed a Phlebotomist.
What are the class times and schedules?
Choose a location to see the class times and schedule in your city.
What forms of payments do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. We have flexible payment plans as well!
What if I don’t like to have my own blood drawn?
We advise you to participate in having your blood drawn in order to understand what others experience, when you draw their blood. Instead of declining to participate at all, you may just limit the number of times you have your own blood drawn. We adhere to the practice of “I stick you, you stick me.”
Do you do job placement?
We do not offer job placement; however, you will receive exceptional training to help you get a job. During the course, we will specifically cover how and where to look for jobs. We offer help quick help with resumes, resources on finding current phlebotomy positions and we pass along any live leads that we are aware of.
Am I able to miss a class?
Because the class is so short, every class period contains vital information. You will need to be in attendance for each class. If any unforeseen circumstances occur we will work with you to make that up as quickly as possible.
What are the prerequisites?
In most states, a High School diploma or equivalency is the minimum requirement. Our National class is tailored to meet most individual needs. Our courses consistently turn out amazing phlebotomists, most of whom started the program with no prior medical knowledge or experience.
What is the VeinViewer™?
The VeinViewer™ utilizes Active Vascular Imaging Navigation technology (AVIN) to see through a patients skin, and provide you a real time digital map of their vessels. Phlebotomy Training Specialists is the only school in the United States to make the financial commitment to students to be able to utilize this extremely expensive VeinViewer™ equipment in the classroom setting.
May I enroll at any time?
You can enroll up to 3 months prior to the start of class, however once the first class has begun registration will close.
How do I renew my phlebotomy certificate?
California students: if you wish to renew your national phlebotomy certification you will need to contact the certifying body…in all cases in California, this will be done through the NHA or the NCCT. You can reach them at the following numbers. NHA – 800-499-9092 – NCCT – 800-875-4404. The state of CA does not require you to renew your certification in order to renew your phlebotomy license.
The renewal of your CA issued state phlebotomy license, which is required by the state of CA, is done through the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services. Questions regarding this process should be directed to LFS through www.cdph.ca.gov or by calling 916-558-1784.
Students outside of California: students outside of CA will have received their national phlebotomy certification through the NHA, NCCT or the NAPT.
The information for the NHA and NCCT is above, the information for the NAPT is as follows. Phone – 866-856-6082 or [email protected]
Please reach out to the certifying agency who issued your certification if you would like to renew.
What certifying bodies do you use?
NHA, NCCT, NAPT; certification body varies by employment requirements and location.
Is a clinical externship required?
In the state of California, yes, as it is required by the state. Additional information will be given to you in class regarding this process.
Outside of CA, students are not required to complete a clinical externship. Our training program is built to combine the classroom and clinical experience in one. We offer the opportunity for our students to return, for the life of our program to get any additional practice wanted, for free.