If your goal is to become a phlebotomist, you’ll need to take the requisite training and then get phlebotomist certification.
The training generally consists of a complete course consisting of different classes. Some of these training programs are for just a few months. Others require 2 years of attendance before you can become certified. The shorter-term programs–those that last only several months–I usually offered by vocational schools. Community colleges often offer the two-year courses where you receive an Associates Degree, as well as certification. As you might imagine, the curriculum for a course in phlebotomy varies from one school to another. However, in general, you will be required to study human anatomy, laboratory procedures, record keeping and how to withdraw blood safely and painlessly. colleges, As of this writing, there were 10 organizations that issue certification for phlebotomists.
To become certified requires you will to take a comprehensive exam as given by agencies such as the American Society of Clinical Athol adjusts (ASCP), American Credentialing Agency (ACA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the National Center for competency Testing (as in CCT) is or the the National Health career Association (NHCA).
The exam you will be given generally includes a number of multiple-choice questions designed to test how much you know about phlebotomy and the proper procedures that a phlebotomist must follow. You may also have to complete up to 200 hours of phlebotomist training in a clinical practice and may be required to do 100 venipunctures.
A good idea is to check and see which of these agencies’s certification is held in the highest regard in your area. You wouldn’t want to become certified by the AMT and then learn that most prospective employers in your area you prefer ASCP certification.