National Phlebotomy Certification

Where to get national phlebotomy certification

Phlebotomists in US can get certified by various organisations recognized nation wide. However, in the states that the certification is mandatory the regulation might impose to be certified only by the bodies recognized in that jurisdiction. California for example recognize certification from 6 institutions. It is always a good idea to check with your states demands when deciding to go with one or another accreditation agency. We try to keep our list up to date with both national and local legislation. You can take your national phlebotomy certification exam at one of the following institutions.

National phlebotomy certification agencies

1. American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Address: 33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312.541.4999, Fax: 312.541.4998

Website: http://www.ascp.org

Online certification exam: No

Cost of certification:

  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) – $ 135
  • Donor Phlebotomy Technician (DPT) – $ 135

ASCP PBT National Test centers:

Alabama,  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Midland, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

ASCP PBT International Test centers: Canada

2. National Phlebotomy Association (NPA)

Address: 1901 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD 20785

Phone: (301) 386-4200, Fax: (301) 386-4203, Email: naltphle@aol.com

Website: http://nationalphlebotomy.org

Online certification exam: No

Cost of certification:

  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) – $ 130

3. Association of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT)

Address: PO Box 1831, Hickory, NC 28603

Phone: (828)294-0078, Fax: (828)327-2969, Email: office@aspt.org

Website: http://www.aspt.org

Online certification exam: No

Cost of certification:

  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) – $ 55 + membership fee for new application – $ 30

4. American Association of Bioanalysts (ABOR)

Address: 906 Olive Street, Suite 1200, Saint Louis, MO 63101

Phone: 314/241-1445, Fax: 314/241-1449

Website: http://www.aab.org/

Phlebotomy: http://www.aab.org/aab/PBT.asp

Online certification exam: No

Cost of certification:

  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) – $ 90 ($50 application fee + $30 exam fee)

5. American Certification Agency for Healthcare Professionals (ACA)

Address: PO Box 58, Osceola, IN 46561

Phone: 574-277-4538, Email: info@acacert.com

Website: http://www.acacert.com/

Phlebotomy: http://www.acacert.com/cpt/

Online certification exam: No

Cost of certification:

  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) – $100
  • Phlebotomy Instructor – $150

6. American Medical Technologists (AMT)

Address: 10700 W Higgins Rd STE 150, Rosemont IL 60018

Local Calls – 847-823-5169, Free – 800-275-1268, mail@americanmedtech.org

Website: http://www.americanmedtech.org/

Phlebotomy: http://www.americanmedtech.org/GetCertified/RPTEligibility.aspx

Online certification exam: Yes

Cost of exam:

Phlebotomy Technician (PBT)

  • Local Fee – $100
  • International Fee – $120

7. National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT/ MMCI)

7007 College Blvd Ste 385 Overland Park, KS 66211

Phone: 800-875-4404, Fax: 913-498-1243

Website: https://www.ncctinc.com/

Phlebotomy: https://www.ncctinc.com/Certifications/

Online certification exam: No

Cost of certification:

Phlebotomy Technician (PBT)

  • Current student – $ 90
  • Graduate – within 6 months of graduation – $ 90; after 6 months of graduation – $ 135
  • Experience – $ 135
  • Military (Active, Veteran, Active Dependent) – $ 90
  • Recognition of related Credential – $ 135
  • Foreign Physicians/RN – $ 135
  • Experienced technicians – $ 135

8. National Credentialing Agency (NCA)

5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

Phone: 847.939.3597, 773.714.8880, Fax: 773.714.8886, Email: info@naacls.org

Website: http://www.naacls.org/

According to California Department of Public Health (CDPH) it was discontinued in 10/23/2009 http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/lfs/Documents/P-CLS-Approved-CertOrg-Exam.pdf

9. National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

11161 Overbrook Road Leawood, Kansas 66211

Phone: (800) 499-9092, Fax: (913) 661-6291, Email: info@nhanow.com

Website: http://www.nhanow.com/home.aspx

Phlebotomy: http://www.nhanow.com/phlebotomy-technician.aspx

Online certification exam: No

Cost of certification:

  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) – $ 115

10. National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP)

P.O. Box 459, Gardner, KS 66030

Phone: 800-444-0839, (888) 267-4090, Fax:  (913) 856-6125

Website: www.nahpusa.com

Online certification exam: Yes

Cost of certification:

  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) – $ 75

11. American Allied Health (AAH)

American Allied Health, P.O. Box 148, 7Lowell, AR 72745

Phone: 479-553-7614, Fax: 479-553-7285, Email: contact@americanalliedhealth.com

Website: http://www.americanalliedhealth.com/

Phlebotomy: http://www.americanalliedhealth.com/pages/phlebotomy.html

Online certification exam: Yes

Cost of certification:

  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) – $ 105

12. American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)

Phone: 888.960.AMCA(2622)


Cost of certification:

  • Phlebotomy Technician Certification (PTC): $109
  • Phlebotomy/EKG Technician Certification: $139


a) Minimum Age: 18 Years of age
– Prospective students of the Phlebotomy, Electrocardiogram, Clinical Medical Assistant, and Dental Assistant Programs must not have been charged with and/or convicted of any felony offenses within the past seven (7) years. It is at the discretion of the School Director to allow the student access into the program.
– Prospective students of the Mental Health Program must not have any sexual offenses, drug offenses and/or felony offenses of any kind within the last 7 years.
– Prospective students of the Pharmacy Technician Program must not have any drug related charges, felony charges, and/or convictions of any kind.
– Prospective students of the Dental Assistant Program are awarded a certificate of completion once they have met all requirements for the program. It is the TX Certifying Officials that determine if a student is eligible for licensure.
b) Certification Requirement before Registering: Students must also provide a current American Heart Association or American Red Cross, Heath Care Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification before registering. BLS Training and Certification is offered onsite.

1) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
2) TB skin test (PPD), within the last 12 months
3) Tetanus within the last 10 years
4) Hepatitis B, the series of (3)
5) Varicella(Chicken Pox) or verification of disease with Date

1) TWO Valid Identification cards (IDs) One MUST be a photo
2) High School Diploma, GED or College Transcript
3) Current Healthcare Provider BLS Certification
1) Drug Testing
2) Criminal Background Check

California phlebotomy certification organisations

The following organizations are recognize by the state of California

  • American Certification Agency
  • American Medical Technologists
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • National Center for Competency Testing
  • National Credentialing Agency for Clinical Laboratory Personnel
  • National Healthcareer Association