The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requires phlebotomists to have three certifications: Limited Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I), and Certified Phlebotomy Technician II (CPT II). For phlebotomists who want to work in California, it is not easy to receive these licenses while moving from out of state. PhlebotomyU designed our advanced online course for this sole purpose.
PhlebotomyU offers four courses:
- CPT I Licensed (no experience required)
- CPT I Licensed – Accelerated (40 – 1040 hours of experience needed)
- Non-Licensed Blood Withdrawal (designed for medical researchers)
- Online Phlebotomy Advanced Course (1040+ hours of experience required)
The first three courses are exclusively in-person for people who are beginning their phlebotomy careers. The 4-hour non-licensed course is only for medical research professionals, not for future phlebotomists. The fourth course, the Online Phlebotomy Advanced Course, is PhlebotomyU’s only online class and is designed to allow practicing phlebotomists a smooth transition into work in California. This curriculum has been modified for people who have advanced practice in phlebotomy, so it is best to choose which course is best for you.
To take the Online Phlebotomy Advanced Course, you must live out of state, plan to move to California for work, and have phlebotomy experience. The prerequisite is having a minimum of 1,040 hours of on-the-job phlebotomy experience in the past five years. For full-time phlebotomists, this is equivalent to approximately six months of work. Out of state students who do not meet the experience requirement must enroll in the in-person Certified Phlebotomy Technician course.
To participate in our PhlebotomyU courses, you must have a high school diploma or GED and a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. For the advanced online course, in particular, applicants must submit a signed Letter of Experience from their previous employer to confirm they meet the phlebotomy experience hour requirement.
The cost of the online phlebotomy course is $700. To enroll and secure a course seat, there is a $250 non-refundable registration fee. However, this cost is deducted from the $700 course, so by the first day of class, you must pay the final $450.
We encourage that interested people apply soon. We are offering a 50% discount on this course for a limited time, which would cost only $350 in total.
There are five steps to complete when registering for PhlebotomyU’s online phlebotomy advanced course:
Attending an accredited phlebotomy school is critical for one’s knowledge and career. When researching phlebotomy programs, make sure the schools you find are accredited; not all online phlebotomy schools meet the same standards.
PhlebotomyU is an approved school by the CDPH and Bureau for Private and Post-Secondary Education (BPPE). The CDPH’s mission is “to advance the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities.” Being approved by the CDPH and BPPE demonstrates that PhlebotomyU is abiding by all CDPH and BPPE ethical principles and education requirements. As an accredited school, PhlebotomyU’s coursework and externship program are directly applicable to one’s career. It is critical to have this education because employers will not accept experience from an unapproved phlebotomy school.
PhlebotomyU does more than the bare minimum. On top of following all CDPH and BPPE recommendations and guidelines, PhlebotomyU grants students the opportunity to get appropriately certified through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), one of the most common credentialing organizations for healthcare professionals. In addition, we provide academic support, a competitive externship program, and experienced faculty.
Not sure if the online, out of state course is best for you? At PhlebotomyU, we have two additional courses that cater to different experience levels for aspiring phlebotomists. Our CPT I course offers 40 hours of didactic training and 40-60 hours of hands on phlebotomy training for people with minimal or no experience. It is best for people with previous experience to take the CPT I Advanced class, which is 40 hours of didactic-only training. All courses cover the national phlebotomy examination through the NCCT. If you are not sure what course is best suited for you, please contact PhlebotomyU here.