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California Phlebotomy Certification Class

80 hour Laboratory Field Services and California Department of Public Health approved Phlebotomy Training & Certification Class

Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.

Class Structure:

  1. 40 hours of didactic in class phlebotomist training.
  2. National Exam – scheduled at your convenience after you complete class.
  3. 40 hour externship scheduled after you get your exam results (Completed in one week working 8-5 – Not available on Saturday)
  4. All paperwork will then be sent to corporate for processing.
  5. Processed paperwork returned so you can apply and gain your California Phlebotomy License – CPT1

The Phlebotomy class in California is a fast-paced, dynamic learning environment. The completion of this class will qualify you to obtain your state license from the California Department of Public Health – Division of Laboratory Field Services. Upon completion of the 40 hours of in-class book and hands-on training, you will take the National Certification examination through the National Healthcareer Association.


After you pass the exam, you will be assigned to a 40-hour Clinical Experience. PTS currently maintains over 500 active externship contracts statewide ensuring you can get in and done as quickly as possible. Phlebotomy Training Specialists have day, evening, and weekend classes at most locations, and an accelerated program at a few locations as well as hands-on training using VeinViewer technology.


Our phlebotomy training course will give you hands-on training on how to draw blood and teach you to skills you need to pass the National Phlebotomy Exam. In our Phlebotomy courses, students are trained to become competent for an entry-level position as a Phlebotomist Technician in the medical field. Our Phlebotomy training program in California will help you get your phlebotomy certification so that you can get a full-time job as a Phlebotomist in California.

Phlebotomy classes are crucial for phlebotomists that want to stay certified and have a successful career. There are many phlebotomy schools in the state of California. However, you want one that will equip you with instruction, lab skills, and clinical phlebotomy training. 


You also want a phlebotomy school that will help you prepare for the National Phlebotomy Certification Test. The Phlebotomy Training Specialists (PTS) offers phlebotomy classes that give you the skills and confidence you need to succeed. 


Our phlebotomy program embraces innovative technologies to provide you with quality, lifelong phlebotomy skills. PTS phlebotomy classes are led by certified and knowledgeable instructors.


Benefits of Training in Phlebotomy with the Phlebotomy Training Specialists

The success of your phlebotomy career depends on the quality of training you receive. It’s essential that you choose a phlebotomy school that offers comprehensive and hands-on phlebotomy training. Some of the benefits of phlebotomy training with PTS include:


  • Real-world knowledge and experience: Phlebotomy is a hands-on profession. You need to be comfortable and confident with techniques before entering the workforce. PTS employs professional phlebotomists with years of experience in the field to provide you with quality phlebotomy training.


  • Hands-on training: Phlebotomy is a skill set that is best learned through practice. You need the opportunity to practice phlebotomy techniques in a laboratory setting before being thrust into the real world. PTS classes offer a balance of instruction and lab time. 


  • Largest stand-alone phlebotomy training program: Since its inception in 1993, PTS has trained over 20,000 phlebotomists. We are the largest stand-alone phlebotomy training program in the nation. Our phlebotomy classes are offered in convenient locations across the country.


  • Flexible class schedules: We understand that our students have busy lives. That’s why we offer a variety of phlebotomy class schedules to meet your needs. Our program offers flexibility and options for our students’ busy lives.

Phlebotomy Certification Requirements in California

With the high demand, attractive salary, and flexible hours, it’s no wonder more people are interested in becoming certified phlebotomy technicians.  Phlebotomists are responsible for drawing blood from patients for many reasons. Reasons may include medical testing, transfusions, or research and carefully handling the samples to ensure the integrity of the results. 


The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regulates phlebotomy certification and has specific requirements you must meet. There are three certifications in California, each with a set of requirements that must be met:


Limited Phlebotomy Technician

A Limited Phlebotomist Technician is only authorized to perform skin puncture blood collection. These professionals can only work under the direct supervision of a phlebotomist, physician, or registered nurse. To qualify as a limited phlebotomy technician in California, you must:


  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Take and pass the National Phlebotomy Certification Test from an approved phlebotomy program.
  • Complete at least 20 hours of instruction through a CDPH-approved phlebotomy program.
  • Be able to show 25 skin punctures in clinical training
  • Formally apply to the CDPH for phlebotomy certification


Phlebotomy Technician I

A Phlebotomy Technician I is authorized to perform venipuncture and skin puncture blood collections. This level’s certification requirements are similar to the limited phlebotomy technician, with a few additional requirements:


  • Take and pass the National Phlebotomy Certification Test from an approved phlebotomy program.
  • Successful completion of 40 hours of instruction through a CDPH-approved program.
  • Complete 40 hours of practical training and be able to show 50 venipunctures and ten skin punctures in clinical training
  • Formal application to the CDPH for certification as a phlebotomy technician 1


Phlebotomy Technician II

A Phlebotomy Technician II is authorized to perform venipuncture, skin puncture, and arterial puncture blood collections. This is the highest phlebotomy certification in California and has complex requirements:


  • Be a current CDPH licensed phlebotomy technician 1 with at least 1040 hours of phlebotomy experience in the last five years
  • Successful completion of 20 arterial punctures in clinical training. As well as posse a written order from a CDPH-approved practitioner authorizing the performance of arterial punctures.
  • Formal application to the CDPH for Phlebotomy Technician II certification

Types of Classes Phlebotomy Training Specialists Offers in California

PTS’s phlebotomy schools in California offer day, evening, and weekend phlebotomy classes to accommodate your busy schedule. Our phlebotomy course provides a complete learning experience with 40 hours of instruction. The training program also includes 40 hours of clinical experience after receiving your exam results. 


You will learn everything from phlebotomy theory to hands-on phlebotomy training. After successfully completing our phlebotomy class, you will be eligible to take the National Phlebotomy Certification Test. This test is administered through the National Healthcareer Association. 


You will be assigned a 40-hour clinical laboratory experience at an area phlebotomy facility, where you will gain real-world phlebotomy training. This experience is a great way to get your foot in the door and make connections in the healthcare industry.  Select a convenient phlebotomy training school location in California today and get started on your phlebotomy career.

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