Phlebotomy Handbook, 9/E

Our courses are designed to teach and give hands-on training to individuals desiring to enter the field of allied health care. The primary goal is to instill the latest information on blood collection techniques, skills, and equipment for a safe and effective specimen collection, thus enhancing customer service and promoting patient care. The program includes 78 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of clinical internship. This program curriculum meets all requirements necessary to sit for the ASCP National Board Certification for Phlebotomy Technicians. The Bruen Medical Partners Phlebotomy Technician Program trains students in venipuncture and dermal puncture techniques. Phlebotomy Technician students obtain hands-on clinical internship experience at approved sites by Bruen Medical Partners.

 Online + Classroom Certified Phlebotomy Technician Training: 2 years $1250.00 


Phlebotomists are health care professionals who draw blood and other specimens from patients or blood donors for medical testing and processing. Phlebotomists work in hospitals, HMOs, home health agencies, clinics, large medical offices, laboratories, and blood banks. The demand for phlebotomists is rising. Increased population growth and the number of laboratory tests ordered by physicians due to advances in biotechnology have contributed to the demand. This certificate program includes classroom & lab instruction followed by an internship where the student will get the opportunity to further develop these critical workplace skills. The courses that comprise the program are Introduction to Phlebotomy, Medical Law and Ethics, Medical Terminology, Asepsis and Infection Control, CPR and First Aid, Blood Collection Procedures, Specimen collection (non-blood) and Occupational Communication. This course prepares you to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam. The CPT is a national credential for the Phlebotomy Technician profession. Certification through the National Health career Association recognizes the competency and proficiency of a clinical individual and is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).


Online Certified EKG Technician (CET) 2 and 4 Year National Certification Course: 2 years $289

As a Certified EKG Technician (CET), you’ll perform meaningful work in helping diagnose cardiovascular conditions. EKG Technicians assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of various cardiovascular problems. Areas of practice for cardiovascular technologists include invasive cardiology, vascular cardiology, and echocardiography. An EKG technician is someone who works in the field of echocardiography. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the expected growth for EKG technicians is anticipated to be about 24% from 2018-2028.


The fee charged for the Two Year National EKG Certification:

$189.00-2 Year EKG Certification Digital Copy- By Email
$289.00-2 Year EKG Certification Digital & Hard Copy -By Email and Mail.


Why EKG Certification is necessary?

Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, Medical Examining Facilities and Medical Offices all over the United States are extremely short-staffed.  Oftentimes patients do not get the attention of doctors that could save lives because they get too caught up doing paperwork or conducting simple yet time-consuming medical exams.  EKG is one such exam where doctors need help EKG Technician in saving time.  EKG technicians interact with patients, conduct EKG tests and prepare EKG exam results.

With the help of EKG technicians, Doctors can save time to save more lives and EKG technicians receive important medical experience and often an increase in compensation from employers.
The Standard CPR & AED course is a general workplace course for those who need CPR certification for their job or to meet OSHA requirements. This commonly includes parents, middle and high school students, & more.




Online CPR Certification


Standard CPR & AED Training: Start the training and exam for free and upon completion pay $44.95 to immediately print your nationally accepted, 2-year certification card. In this course, you’ll learn how to perform CPR, how to use an AED, skills for treating choking and shock victims, and a few first aid skills. Your certificate is valid for 2 years. Full CPR & AED Course Curriculum: Heart disease & stroke, CPR, AED, Choking, Bleeding & shock, Moving people, Hypothermia, and Drowning.





In-Class or Video Conference Intravenous Therapy Certification Exam--2 years $375...

This class and exam were devised for those individuals who have already acquired the proper training and experience required to insert, maintain, and discontinue Intravenous Therapy. You must have acquired previous training and experience for this exam and provide us the proof in order to take this online certification exam. This is a written exam, covering all aspects of Intravenous Therapy (basic and advanced), with Calculations. A Certification Certificate will be awarded to those who successfully pass the exam.


The following topics are covered within the exam: Anatomy & Physiology, Arterial Lines, Equipment, Blood Transfusion Therapy, Calculations, Central Lines, Fluids & Electrolytes, History of Intravenous Therapy, Infection Prevention & Control, IV Therapy Basics (i.e. Concepts, Medical Terminology, etc.), IV Therapy Technique, Parenteral Nutrition Therapy, and Uses of IV Therapy.
Each certification exam is 100 questions with a passing score of 75 or greater. A time limit of 3 hours is allowed. The exam is taken in our training room. It may be taken at your convenience 24/7. Your score is provided at the completion of the exam. Only one attempt per payment.




​​Certified Phlebotomy Instructor Online Certification Course: 2 years $375...


Join our elite group of trained & certified Phlebotomy Instructors and learn how to teach individuals, businesses, schools, and communities the most effective phlebotomy curriculum skills available.


Phlebotomy Instructor Certification Package: The phlebotomy instructor certification package includes Online Education Portal,  CPI ID Badge, Digital Certificate Copy, Certification Hard Copy, Presentation Materials, Phone Consultations, Workshops, and Exams with Rationales.


PREPARATION COURSE DETAILED BREAKDOWN

Below is an extensive list of topics that will be covered in the phlebotomy Instructor teach the teacher course. The first part of the phlebotomy instructor certification will teach you how to teach students from A-Z. The second part of completing your phlebotomy instructor certification is the phlebotomy curriculum course. Please go to the bottom left-hand side of this page to view the (PREPARATION COURSE DETAILED BREAKDOWN).




Online Medical Assistant Certification Training and Exam--2 years $350

This exam was devised for those individuals who have already acquired the proper training and experience required for a career in Medical Assisting. You must have completed a medical assistant program and provide us with proof by emailing training@bruenmedicalpartners.com or faxing to 845-232-2207 to be eligible for the exam. This is a multiple-choice exam, covering all aspects of clerical and clinical procedures (basic and advanced), with emphasis on assisting in specialties, emergencies, and office surgical procedures. A Certified Medical Assistant certificate will be awarded to those who successfully pass the exam.

The following is an outline of the topics covered within the exam: 10% Standard Billing, Coding, and Payments, 10% Medical Records, 15% Labs, and Diagnostics, 10% Emergency and Surgical Procedures, 10% Injections, Pathology Math, and Medicines, 15%Assisting in Specialties, General Practice, and Infection Prevention, 5% Communication, Laws, and Ethics, 10%Assessment of the Patients, 15% A & P

Each certification exam is 100 questions with a passing score of 75 or greater. A time limit of 3 hours is allowed. The exam is taken on our website with your login information provided at registration. It may be taken at your convenience 24/7. Your score is provided at the completion of the exam. Only one attempt per payment. Certificates are mailed within one week of completion but may be printed from the website also.



In-Class or Teleconference Patient Care Technician Certification Exam--2 years $1250


This exam was devised for those individuals who have already acquired the proper training and experience required for a career as a Patient Care Technician. You must have completed a patient care technician program and provide us with proof by emailing
training@bruenmedicalpartners.com or faxing to 845-232-2207 to be eligible for the exam. This is a multiple-choice exam, covering all aspects of clerical procedures, with emphasis on medical ethics, communications, phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, clinical care, hospital care, pediatrics, and eldercare. A Certified Patient Care Technician certificate will be awarded to those who successfully pass the exam. Each certification exam is 100 questions with a passing score of 75 or greater. A time limit of 3 hours is allowed. The exam is taken on our website with your login information provided at registration. It may be taken at your convenience 24/7. Your score is provided at the completion of the exam. Only one attempt per payment. Certificates are mailed within one week of completion but may be printed from the website also.

The exam cost is $199 per attempt.

Contact Bruen Medical Partners with any questions at 845-853-0676 or by email at training@bruenmedicalpartners.com.



Online DOT Specimen Collector Instructor – “TRAIN THE TRAINER”: $450


Get Certified & Trained as a Specimen Collector Instructor!  Certified Training Solutions offers the most comprehensive qualification training program available for DOT specimen collectors and Collector Trainers/Monitors. Our Train the Trainer course includes the full Specimen Collector 4-hour online course, plus the additional COLLECTOR INSTRUCTOR TRAINING module, which is 1 hour*. This convenient online “Train The Trainer” course is intended for those who wish to become qualified as a Specimen Collector Trainer – Instructor to act as the Qualified Monitor for other specimen collectors within their organization/facility/clinic.

This online Collector Instructor Training Course (Train-The-Trainer) includes:

The entire DOT Specimen Collector training course (11 Modules)
Collector Instructor Training Module
Access to the Instructor Resources Page
This Instructor course includes all documents and forms from the Collector training course
Plus many additional documents/forms for the Monitor/Trainer to utilize in training others, including step-by-step instructions for the Collector Instructor student to ensure full compliance when conducting the hands-on specimen collector training with others.

You will learn the Department of Transportation (DOT) procedures required to properly conduct urine specimen collections for drug tests under the Federal Rules (49 CFR Part 40), and learn how to properly train professional specimen collectors in the procedures for drug testing/urine collections. Please click on the link to register after you complete the training and receive your certification number: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration.


Note: Specimen Collector Trainers must be trained as qualified collectors, including completion of the proficiency demonstration. 




​​Online DOT Specimen Collector Training: Regulations Plus Mock Collections: $375


This online Specimen Collector Training course covers the DOT rules and regulations for professional specimen collections for drug testing and includes the required 5 mock specimen collections.  At the end of this online course you will test on your knowledge of the DOT rules and regulations, 49 CFR Part 40 and complete the required 5 mock collections for full specimen collector certification. Please click on the link to register after you complete the training and receive your certification number: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration.



Complete DOT Breath Alcohol Technician Training (units I-VII & unit VII)  $350 


Complete BAT training. Includes WBT units I-VI above and mock collection oversight by webcam (must use your own equipment).

We currently offer certification on the following equipment: Lifeloc Phoenix 6.0, Lifeloc Phoenix 6.0 BT, Lifeloc EV 30, Lifeloc FC10 & FC20. Intoximeters Alco-Sensor IV, Alco-Sensor IV w/memory, & RBT IV.

DOT BAT Rules & Regs Training Course - meets DOT requirements for Units 1-7. Unit 8 EBT Training separate. This is a Web-Based Training program (WBT) we use to assist our Instructors in meeting DOT's training requirements. This training is offered on-line and provides Units I-VII of the required training in a DOT Model Course equivalent format. This interactive training program allows the student to study the DOT rules and regulations at their own pace and is designed to replace in-class training requirements of Units I-VII of the DOT Model Course. The WBT delivers consistent and accurate information about the DOT rules in a style that engages the trainee. Audio and visual explanations and repetition of the key points help students learn the material, pass the Unit quizzes and the overall Mastery Test. Study at your own pace? feature of the program offers flexibility for the trainer and the trainee. It reduces the preparation time and class time required by both parties, as well as providing a resource to allow the trainee to find answers to questions in the future. In addition, it provides the trainer with a foolproof method of ensuring that the student has actually completed the WBT self-study program, which is one of the DOTs training requirements. Please click on the link to register after you complete the training and receive your certification number: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration.

The WBT meets the requirements of the rules and regulations portion of DOTs qualification training. 




IV Certification – Medical Assistants / Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) $450


Online certificate program designed for Medical Assistants and other interested unlicensed assistive personnel:

The growth of the use of Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) is a trend in our society.  Unlicensed individuals are now performing procedures that have traditionally required a license.  Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) refers to those healthcare workers who are trained to function in a supportive role by providing patient care activities as delegated by an RN or physician, but are not licensed to perform nursing tasks; it also refers to those healthcare workers who may be trained and certified, but are not licensed.  Examples of unlicensed assistive personnel include (but are not limited to) certified medical assistants, certified nursing assistants, patient care technicians, phlebotomists, dialysis technicians, anesthesia technicians/technologists, and emergency medical technicians.

This 11-hour IV Therapy Certificate Program (often referred to as “IV Certification”) is designed to provide Medical Assistants (and other unlicensed healthcare personnel) with an introduction and overview of IV therapy, including current standards of practice, special patient populations, legal aspects, a comprehensive review of current peripheral venous access devices and the peripheral IV catheter insertion procedure, as well as site care and maintenance recommendations. IV medication & fluid administration considerations are also discussed.




DNA SPECIMEN COLLECTOR TRAINING:$350


Become a Certified Professional DNA/Paternity Collector and help donors learn the truth about their child’s paternity. This is a great add-on for any testing business, law firm, or ancestry service. This service is used for personal assurance and as evidence in court proceedings. To be legally admissible in court, the DNA test collection must be conducted by a certified DNA Paternity collector.

This course prepares students to conduct buccal swab collections and the accompanying paperwork to be sent to any DNA testing laboratory for testing.




Online Only-Medical Billing & Coding Core Curriculum-Medical Billing and Health Insurance: $350


Medical Terminology / Medical Office Procedures / Body Systems I and II / Coding for Hospital Applications/Hospital Medical Billing

​​Coding for Medical Office Applications/Physician Medical Billing / Basic Coding Using ICD-9 and ICD-10 / Intermediate Medical Coding / Advanced Medical Coding Scenarios


This introductory course covers healthcare reimbursement and payment processes for various types of health insurance. Students learn payment systems, fee schedules, chargemasters (listings of prices for various procedures), coding procedures, and the internal audit process.


​Medical billing and coding courses cover a range of topics, both clinical and clerical. Students learn the basics of anatomy, pharmacology and medical terminology, and then combine them with business essentials such as records management. Professionals must stay up-to-date on changes within the healthcare system, particularly insurance billing procedures and privacy laws. Below are examples of classes that a medical billing and coding program may offer:





* Online Only: Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT1 and CPT 2): $350 / Online and Internship $800


Our phlebotomy exam is offered to those who have already acquired 50 or more venipunctures. Proper documentation of this experience is required before access to the exam will be granted. To be eligible to earn a BMP certification, the individual must meet ALL of the following requirements:

*Possess a High School Diploma or the equivalent.
*Have successfully completed a training program or one year of work experience within the field.
*Have a clean background check.
*Vaccinations and booster shots. You must get the required shots as well as a tuberculosis test.
*Training/work experience must include a minimum of 50 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary sticks.
*Candidates must be able to provide written proof of training or experience and/or documentation of education completion.

*The examination fee of $125.00 is due upon the submission of the application.


Online Phlebotomy Exam Benefits

Testing On-Demand: BMP’s online phlebotomy exam allows phlebotomy employers to test at their convenience, reducing assessment planning time and schedule delays.

Security: BMP’s phlebotomy exam solution eliminates the need for local storage, ensuring that test materials remain secure. In thousands of phlebotomy exam administrations to date, there has never been a breach in either testing materials, student information, or student results.

Reduced effort: Our online phlebotomy exam reduces the administrative burden associated with paper-and-pencil administrations such as receiving and shipping test materials, ordering answer sheets, and waiting for test results.

Immediate access to results and data: BMP’s online scoring and reporting system—provides rapid, informative access to employee performance to help employers make immediate instructional decisions for employees.

Increased employee motivation: Scientific investigations by BMP staff have found that overwhelmingly employees and employers prefer the experience of testing via computer over paper-and-pencil administrations.

Training and support materials. The BMP online system is supplemented by phlebotomist and educator tutorials, practice tests, and manuals that help ensure audiences are prepared to use the system efficiently and easily.




4 Class Infusion Package: Contact Hours: 20 Cost: $550.00

This package contains our 4 most popular Infusion courses in one bundle:

Basics of Peripheral IV Therapy; Current Standards of Practice

Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines

Goal: Zero Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infections, and Total Parenteral Nutrition in Adults.

These courses combined offer 20.00 contact hours. Upon successful completion of each course with an exam score of 80% or greater a “Certificate of Completion” is instantly available to print. Within each course, a skills competency checklist is available to print for completion with an employer or preceptor, where relevant skills are required.
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Human Trafficking Contact Hours2  Cost: $100.00

For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

Human Trafficking is considered a form of modern-day slavery. It is a multi-billion-dollar industry and occurs in all parts of the world. It is believed that at the latest count, over 20 million people, from all walks of life, have been victims of human trafficking. From child sex trafficking to forced labor (farmworkers, domestic servants and construction workers), these victims have been denied their freedom, their livelihood (earned wages), and are often subjected to inhumane living conditions and unsafe working environments.

 The purpose of this educational offering is to familiarize the healthcare professional with the issues of human trafficking, including recognition of potential victims, identification of support services available for victims of human trafficking, and acknowledgment of the legal obligations of healthcare providers when caring for potential victims of human trafficking. 

This course meets the Florida Board of Nursing requirement for 2 contact hours of continuing education on the subject of Human Trafficking.

This course meets the Michigan requirements for continuing education for nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and nursing home administrators.


Objectives


At the conclusion of this educational program, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify potential risk factors for a victim of human trafficking
  2. Recommend social/legal services available to victims of human trafficking
  3. Discuss the various types of human trafficking
  4. Verbalize healthcare-related guidelines for reporting suspected human trafficking
  5. Give examples of human trafficking hotline numbers and websites for referral services
  6. Review State-specific information on mandated  education requirements and care of human

            trafficking victims​.


 Sterile Processing Technician Training


​This on-line training course is an educational program. It is NOT a certification program. Upon successful completion of any SPU course, you will receive a Certificate of COMPLETION, which is not certification. If you are interested in certification, contact the Certification Board for Sterile Processing at www.sterileprocessing.org. For continuing education (CEUs), please see our in-service page located here. Thank you.

This course is designed for employees working in a Sterile Processing area, in the Operating Room, or other areas of a Hospital performing cleaning, decontamination, packaging and sterilization services. It is recommended that after completion of this education unless you are already working in a sterile processing department, we encourage you to obtain hands-on experience in a sterile processing department so you can apply your knowledge to the practice. This should be arranged with a local facility where you can volunteer your time.

At the completion of this course, a certificate of completion will be provided if you pass the course with a grade of 70 or higher.

The modules for this course are based on the most current edition (6th edition) of The Basics of Sterile Processing textbook. This course has been completely updated with over 100 additional pages and 30+ photos to provide you with the most current information and standards to ensure you provide safe practices for patients.






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Phlebotomy Essentials Fifth Edition by Ruth E. McCall BS MT(ASCP) (Author), Cathee M. Tankersley MT(ASCP) (Author)
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California

State Certification as a CPT1

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7 Questions Every Phlebotomist Must Answer Correctly
Your laboratory's ability to manage risk and the well-being of your patients is at stake.

​By Dennis J. Ernst, MT(ASCP)


Anyone who has seen the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy can tell you the answer to every question in the universe is 42. However, if you manage phlebotomists or other laboratorians drawing blood samples from patients, 42 is the wrong answer for these seven questions. The future of the galaxy may not be at stake, but your laboratory's ability to manage risk sure is, and so is the well-being of your patients.

Question 1: To what extent can you relocate the needle if you miss the vein?


We can put a man on the moon, so why we can't put a needle into someone's vein precisely every time? We're not guiding a lunar lander through space, that's why. We're navigating surgical steel in the dark, relying only on our mind's eye to sense the exact location of the vein, stop it precisely in the center, and extract blood for testing. And we're doing it hundreds of thousands of times each year. We only put twelve men on the moon.

What does your staff do when they miss? If their answer is 42 they need to stop watching sci-fi movies. It's all about preventing nerve injuries.  Of all the veins that traverse the antecubital vein, the nerves most often injured during needle relocation lie perilously close to the basilic vein, which is on the inside (medial) aspect of the antecubital area. When the basilic is missed, the standards specifically forbid side-to-side needle relocation. For veins not close to vulnerable nerves a calculated relocation may be acceptable, but probing is beneath the standard of care on any planet. 

Question 2: At what angle should the needle be inserted into the arm?

If it can be shown in a legal case involving an alleged injury during a venipuncture that the angle of insertion was in excess of 30 degrees, the facility may be liable for the injury. Does your staff know what 30 degrees looks like? Don't be sure. Show them an illustration (one exists in the CLSI venipuncture standard), demonstrate, and approximate.  At the very least, instruct your staff or students to enter the skin at the lowest angle possible, and your patients will be hitchhiking to a less litigious outcome for your facility. 

Question 3: How much time passes between when you release pressure and apply the bandage?

Seconds matter in space travel, intergalactic warfare, and phlebotomy. If your staff lets patients bend their arms up as a substitute for direct pressure, then bandages at the speed of light after the tubes are mixed and labeled, they need to abort their take-off. The standards say not to let patients bend the arm up, and that we must be sure bleeding has stopped. When those who draw blood lift the gauze, blink, and bandage, there's no way they can be sure. It takes at least 10 seconds of observation. The next exit on the Intergalactic highway is to remedial training. Make sure they take it. 

Question 4: Can you puncture the first good vein you find?

Today is a great day to break away from the gravitational pull that keeps specimen collection personnel from conducting a thorough survey of all accessible venipuncture sites. As mentioned in Question #1, accessing the basilic vein carries a higher risk of arterial and nerve injury than other antecubital veins. That's why the standards mandate we select a median or cephalic vein before drawing from the basilic. Draw from the basilic vein only when no other antecubital vein is accessible and hitchhikers who come to your universe for healthcare will be glad you're commanding the starship. 

Question 5: What constitutes proper patient identification?

Up to 16% of identification bracelets contain erroneous information. Don't trust them; they could be on alien imposters. Identify patients by asking them to state, not affirm, their name, address, unique identification number and/or birth date. Have them spell their last name whenever possible. Compare the information given with the information on the order, requisition, and identification band if available. If patients can't participate, have a caregiver or family member provide the identifiers for them, then document the name of the verifier. May the force of positive patient identification be with you. 

Question 6: How can you protect fainting patients from injury?

Make sure every patient your staff draws is either lying down or seated in a chair with armrests-not sitting upright in their hospital bed, not on exam tables, and not in any chair without side supports. Never leave the patient's side throughout the procedure in case they pass out and fall forward.  

Ask patients if they've ever fainted during a blood draw and if they feel all right before sending them back to their mother ship. 

Question 7: What do you do when the patient expresses shooting pain?

Should the patient express excruciating pain during a venipuncture attempt, even tingling or numbness in the hand or fingers, the draw must be discontinued immediately. Make a second attempt, preferably in a different location. Because these are symptoms of impending nerve injury, any other reaction can bring liability. Especially if the patient is an inhabitant of Earth where they'll sue for coffee being too hot.

If your staff can answer these seven questions correctly, congratulations. The potential for your facility  to injure patients just hitched a ride to a more hospitable solar system, and your potential to manage the risk of phlebotomy will live long and prosper.

Dennis J. Ernst is the executive director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, Inc. and publisher of the Phlebotomy Today family of e-newsletters accessible at www.phlebotomy.com.


Phlebotomy Instructor Certificate Program  /  EKG Training

Now more than ever, employers such as hospitals, doctor’s offices, out-patient labs, and nursing homes require medical health-care workers to perform blood draws. The state of California and many employers all over the country require employees who draw blood in the laboratory setting to be certified as a Phlebotomy Technician, you cannot work as a “Phlebotomist” in California without it.

Bruen Medical Partners recognizes the need for accelerated training for those already in the medical profession and who may be skilled in the art of drawing blood but lack certification. Physicians, nurses, RN’s, LPN’s, LVN’s and Medical Technologists sometimes require extra training with regard to their phlebotomy skills. They can now certify via taking the Bruen Medical Partners online phlebotomy certification courses.

The course provides an overall review of the most current phlebotomy practices and procedures with an emphasis on the most important competencies. A large variety of application exercises, videos, quizzes, and exams give plenty of practice taking tests and will ensure successful completion of any California CDPH-LFS Approved National Phlebotomy Exams.

Who should take the course?
Individuals with at least 6 months experience:


Students seeking to obtain California State certification as a CPT1 are required to complete the Advanced Course only. We recommend however that both courses are completed. The National exam required by the State of California includes information covered in both the Comprehensive Basic and Advanced Didactic courses. No externship is required. However, these individuals will be required to provide a completed California experience document signed by a Laboratory Director/MD, DO, CLB. Experience must involve on the job experience on real patients (not during a training program of any kind).


Individuals with at least 6 months experience:


​Seeking to obtain California State certification as a CPTI is required to complete both the Comprehensive Basic Didactic and the Advanced Didactic courses. No externship is required. However, these individuals will be required to provide a completed California experience document signed by a Laboratory Director/MD, DO, CLB. Experience must involve on the job experience on real patients (not during a training program of any kind). To the extent that the Comprehensive Basic Course provides preparation for the Advanced Course, it is recommended that all persons qualifying on the basis of experience complete both Comprehensive Basic and Advanced courses and in that order.


Individuals with at least 6 months experience:Can not take the online courses.


​These courses do not qualify you to become certified as a Limited Phlebotomy Technician.

Students without phlebotomy experience, who wish to become CPT1 certified in the state of California must participate in a CDPH-LFS approved a FULL program with an externship. A full program is a program that combines basic didactic, advanced didactic and at least 40-hour externship experience.

Licensed and non-Licensed healthcare professionals


Including LVN's, CNA's, EMT's, PCT's and others may expand their scope of practice by obtaining certification as CPTI.

Individuals preparing to sit down for National Certifying Exams


Most national certifying agencies accept California Approved Didactic training as partial fulfillment of prerequisites for taking their phlebotomy certifying exam. Please contact the National Certification agency directly with questions you may have. You will find a list of California State approved testing agencies on the CDHS-LFS website.


California Residents: Do not take the online course if your goal is to be Licensed in the State of California.

  • You have no experience
  • If your experience was longer than 5 years ago.


When is the class offered and how?


It’s online. Anytime, anywhere, in the convenience of your own home or office! No out of pocket expenses or travel costs


Tuition and Fees

  • Comprehensive Basic Phlebotomy and Advanced Phlebotomy Online: $798.00
  • Advanced Phlebotomy Online: $599.00


Note: Course price does not include the required textbook.

"Phlebotomy Essentials 5th Edition", Ruth E. McCall and Cathleen M. Tankersley (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) ISBN: 978-1605476377. The book is approximately $55.00. A link to purchase the book is available when you sign up for the course. You will need the textbook to complete the course successfully.


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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:  Elizabeth Bruen-Bolton is a medical technologist and lab supervisor at Merck Pharmaceuticals. She received a B.S. in Medical Technology from Indiana State University and a Master’s degree in Public Service Administration from Indiana University. She has extensive experience in various aspects of phlebotomy techniques, lab management, OSHA requirements, infection control, and training/ evaluation of personnel.


Awards & Certifications: ASCLS / NPA / AMT / ASCP American Society for Clinical Pathology


Associations: American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science


2019-2020 SCHEDULE: Monday, Wednesday and Friday  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM COURSE LENGTH Lecture and Student Lab – 10 weeks (60 hours) 2 mornings a week – Monday & Wednesday. 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Clinical Practicum – a minimum of 100 hours is required. Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM or 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM 


CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED — REGISTER SOON! This program is approved by the New York State Education Department for Veterans’ training. 

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