At Phlebotomy Training Specialists, we understand that each person has a unique set of circumstances, and we offer a flexible payment plan to accommodate all potential students. Because we are a private institution, we DO NOT accept financial aid, however, we DO accept vouchers from third-party payers who are willing to pay for private education.
Our flexible payment plan works by requiring ONLY the deposit of $250 to register and secure a seat in class. Students will then have from the day they pay the deposit up until the midway point of class (end of class 5 for AM/PM students and end of class 3 for weekend students) to get the remaining balance paid off. We also allow and encourage registration up to 3 months in advance. This allows students ample time to make payments in order to be paid by these due dates.
We offer our students the freedom to decide when they would like to make payments and how much they would like to pay as long as the remaining balance is paid off by the midway point of class. Students will not be able to take the National Exam until they are paid in full. Payments can be made conveniently online at any time through the Student Portal, or, over the phone with Student Services.
PHLEBOTOMY CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP WITH PTS:
In the State of California, the California Department of Public Health requires every person wanting to become a licensed CPT1 Phlebotomist to perform a forty (40) hour volunteer externship at a state licensed and LFS approved facility as part of their education.
After you complete the Didactic portion of your education, provide proof of your NHA passing exam score, and execute the required Code of Ethics and other compliance documents, you will be cleared to be scheduled for your clinical externship. The externship team will then reach out to you to work out the details.
Phlebotomy Training Specialists (PTS) already has hundreds of approved sites and working agreements with approved sites all throughout the State of California to accommodate the state externship requirement.
Every Externship environment will vary in type and experience. You will serve a minimum of forty (40) hours in a clinical setting. The experience should include the performance of venipunctures, skin punctures, observation of arterial punctures and the completion of the California Statement of Phlebotomy Practical Training signed by an MD, DO, PA, RN, CLB, CLS, or CPT.
Once all required documents are uploaded into your portal, PTS will work to find you an Externship. Please note that placement time can vary from three weeks to three months depending on your location in California. Externships are typically done in one continuous week, Monday through Friday. You will likely volunteer five (5) eight (8) hour shifts for five (5) consecutive days (typically 8am – 5pm or 9am – 6pm), which will meet the 40-hour State of California licensing requirement. You have two (2) Years from the date you pass your NHA exam to complete your Externship and submit your certification documents to the State to get your licensing.
If you want PTS to consider your place of employment as an externship location, the facility must meet the following State of California requirements:
Phlebotomy in San Diego, California is rapidly becoming a popular career choice. Phlebotomy is a great skill to learn and the career outlook is great. Students both young and mature are seeking out classes to get started. Here are some stats about California supporting why becoming a phlebotomist in California is a good path:
Now that the baby boomer generation has flooded the medical system, phlebotomists are in great demand. The career outlook is bright for phlebotomy in San Diego, and it’s also a great start for those interested in pursuing further interests in the medical field like nursing.