Phlebotomy Technician Program
HS Diploma / GED
|40 hours in class
|40 hours hands-on training
|HS Diploma / GED
|Average Median Salary
|All in Cost
Enroll today and complete your Phlebotomy Technician Certification in just 88 hours.
*Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 10% from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations
*States with the highest employment level in Phlebotomists:
|Hourly mean wage
|Annual mean wage
|4. New York
|5. New Jersey
*All stats above from www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm
|Plasma Donation Centers
|Platelet Donation Centers
A Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT1) is a trained professional authorized to collect blood samples through skin puncture and venipuncture. They ensure accurate collection and labeling of blood samples, follow proper equipment usage, and maintain patient information in a database. Certified Phlebotomists also provide comfort to nervous patients during the blood drawing process.
Due to California’s licensing/certification requirement for phlebotomists, the demand for Certified Phlebotomy Technicians has greatly increased. Regan Career Institute offers one of Southern California’s longest-running and CDPH-approved Phlebotomy Certificate programs, taught by experienced Phlebotomy Training Specialists.
Regan Career Institute will not only train you the right way but also guide you through the process towards California CPT1 licensure.
Highlights of our phlebotomy course:
Explore our current medical course schedule and start your journey now!
In just 88 hours, you can become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician with our CPT1 training program. This program offers education and training for individuals aspiring to pursue a career as a licensed California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I). It is a customized accelerated program designed to be completed as quickly as possible without becoming overwhelming.
Most new students qualify for the full course, which consists of both BASIC and ADVANCED sessions, along with a 40-hour Externship. This constitutes the complete 88-hour program.
If you have prior experience as a Phlebotomist in California, you may be eligible for the 20-hour ADVANCED course only.
For more details on this, please read on, or you can call us at 213-398-8838 for further clarification.
Applicants who possess 1040 hours or more of documented experience as a phlebotomist must:
Applicants who have less than 1040 hours of documented experience and more than 1 hour of documented experience as a phlebotomist must:
Applicants without any experience as a phlebotomist must:
RCI offers an extensive externship program for all phlebotomy students, which is included in the course. Unlike many other phlebotomy training programs that require students to find their own externship site, RCI provides the opportunity for students to complete their Phlebotomy Certification program as an extern in a professional healthcare facility (e.g. hospital, medical clinic, etc.), offering hands-on practical training alongside classroom instruction. During this program, students must fulfill 40 hours of clinical time, during which they will work under the guidance of a phlebotomist preceptor. This involves drawing blood from actual patients at one of the various RCI community affiliate locations. Our externship instruction enables you to apply the phlebotomy skills you’ve learned in the classroom to a real-world medical healthcare setting. You will gain experience working with actual patients while being supervised by experienced medical healthcare professionals. Completing your externship is a requirement for obtaining your California CPT1 license, unless you are an Advanced student.
After graduation, each student can complete a California State Phlebotomy Certification application (along with all required documents) and submit it to the California Department of Public Health Laboratory Field Services (LFS). If you require assistance, you can either call or schedule an appointment with RCI’s staff, who will guide you through the certification process. Our Certification and Resources & FAQs pages will also provide additional useful information for this process.
Currently, California offers three types of Phlebotomy Certifications. Most students begin with the application for Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT1). For more details, please refer to our Phlebotomy Certification Matrix.
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Basic Phlebotomy Equipment and Procedures
Legal Aspects of Phlebotomy
…and much more!
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ASSISTING & MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
HEALTHCARE & ADMINISTRATIVE
Students must be at least 18 years of age. To ensure that applicants meet the entry-level requirements for certification-oriented training, we request specific documentation from students enrolling in our Phlebotomy course.
A copy of ONE of the following documents is required:
High School Diploma: A high school diploma and transcript from an institution in the United States of America to be provided by the applicant
General Education Diploma (GED): Passing verification from certifying agency to be provided by applicant
These can be completed after enrollment:
A current American Heart Association BLS CPR Card is optional, but not required
Proof of a negative TB (Tuberculosis) Skin Test or negative chest x-ray administered within three months prior to the class
Proof of current Titer test
Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination
Background Report and Professional Liability Insurance (provided by school)
A physical exam stating the student is fit to work
Students require two Official Sealed Transcripts
Note: If you cannot meet certain requirements due to special circumstances, please contact us. Liability Insurance assistance is provided through by RCI.