What You Need to Know
If you are a phlebotomist in another State and are planning on moving to California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requires applicants to provide documentation of both academic coursework and clinical training and/or work experience in order to be licensed in California.
California’s requirements for phlebotomists include specific mandates. For instance, forensic, academic, veterinary, biotech/pharmaceutical, or research experience will not qualify as work experience for California certification. If applications have worked in a blood bank, that experience will also not count for licensure. CDPH only accepts on-the-job experience that includes blood collection solely for testing purposes.
To provide on-the-job experience documentation, the medical director of the laboratory of the applicant’s employment must be either a licensed medical doctor, licensed osteopathy doctor, or a licensed clinical laboratory bioanalyst. The medical director must provide a written certification that the applicant’s experience occurred using the approved form.
California also includes three levels of phlebotomy certification: Limited Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Phlebotomy Technician I, and Certified Phlebotomy Technician II.
Online Phlebotomy Advanced Course
1040 hours or more of prior on-the-job phlebotomy experience
PhlebotomyU’s Phlebotomy Advanced Course designed for individuals with a minimum of 1040 hours (equivalent to 6 months, full time) of on-the-job phlebotomy specific experience in the last 5 years. Note, the CDPH requires individuals to take a phlebotomy course from a CDPH approved school — which we are.
Note, in order to be eligible for the Advanced Course, you will need to provide the following prerequisites:
1. Proof of at least a U.S. high school education (i.e. high school or college transcript or GED).
2. Copy of your government issued photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License).
3. Signed Letter of Experience (also attached) from your previous employer where you obtained your on-the-job phlebotomy experience.
4. The Letter of Experience must be signed by a MD, DO or CLB associated with a valid CLIA laboratory.
5. Note, the CDPH and other certifying agencies reserve the right to verify your work experience and determine eligibility.
COST OF THE PROGRAM
The cost of the course is $700. Upon enrollment there is a $250.00 non-refundable registration fee that must be paid in advance to guarantee your seat in the class. This will be deducted from the total course cost leaving you a remaining balance of $450 which is due on the first day of class.
If you would like to enroll in our program, please provide the following to get started.