The NCCT Phlebotomy Technician Certification qualifies for renewal every year to maintain certification and practice. The California CPT I License, however, needs to be renewed every two years.
The California Department of Public Health will issue CPT I renewal notices 75 days prior to its expiration. These notices will be sent through email and mail, so it is critical to keep your contact information updated. To avoid delays in this process, the CPT I license renewal paperwork must be submitted 30 days prior to the expiration date. If the CPT I renewal paperwork is submitted any later, you cannot practice phlebotomy until the renewed license arrives. Also, anticipate a renewal fee for this process. In California, the CPT I costs $100 for renewal.
The renewal of the NCCT Phlebotomy Technician Certification is not a requirement for renewing a California CPT I License once you have obtained the license, as long as the California CPT I License supersedes it. Most PhlebotomyU students, however, choose to keep both the NCCT Certification and California CPT I License current, in the event that they have to move out of the state, where the NCCT certification would once again be required. If you are moving or are planning to do so, look to see if that state has additional phlebotomy requirements, such as other training or filing extra paperwork.