Prepare for Phlebotomy Technician Certification in the Federal Way Area
Become a certified phlebotomist in only a few weeks and begin your career in this detailed-oriented, patient-focused role in the healthcare field. Phlebotomists play a key part in assisting doctors and nurses with monitoring and diagnosing patient conditions to provide the best possible care. Skilled phlebotomy technicians put patients at ease when drawing blood. Learn how to prepare for your phlebotomy technician certification exam in just six weeks.
Your Training for a Rapidly Growing Field
Our six-week phlebotomy technician program teaches you all the skills required to be a successful entry-level phlebotomist. You will learn to safely draw blood from patients and master proper specimen handling and labeling. Upon completion of our program, you will be well prepared to take the National Phlebotomy Exam that makes you eligible for employment.
The phlebotomy technician program is a six-week course with 180 hours of training. This includes 80 hours of classroom time, 20 hours of laboratory simulation work and 80 hours of externship duties. We have small class sizes so students always have our highly-experienced instructors available.
A phlebotomist’s duties typically include:
- ● Delivering specimens to labs
- ● Interpreting requested tests
- ● Labeling vials with patient names and dates
- ● Working directly with patients and offering excellent care
- ● Collecting patients’ blood samples
These duties require someone who is both detail-oriented and able to work with patients of all ages. It is a fast-paced field with above-average growth and employment opportunities at a wide variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, blood banks and outpatient medical offices. You may also interact with doctors, nurses, CNAs and home care aides.
Our program accepts a maximum of 10 students in each class. In addition to having an interview with our admissions director, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- ● Be at least 18 years old
● Have a high school diploma, GED or higher education equivalency credential
● International students must pass the CELSA Test with a 80% passing grade (if applicable).
- ● Complete two background inquiry forms:
○ Any record of crimes against persons will prevent an individual from working in this field.
● Provide documentation of a completed two-step tuberculosis test.
○ If positive, the applicant must get a chest x-ray.
○ If the student is unable to obtain a Mantoux TB test, the QuantiFeron blood test will be accepted.
Clinical facilities may require additional vaccine documentation for externships or employment, such as MMR, Tdap, flu, hepatitis B and covid.
The program requires a registration fee plus tuition. Books and lab supplies are included with tuition. Additional lab supplies will be available for purchase for an additional fee.
- ● Registration: $250
- ● Tuition: $2,000
Phlebotomy Training course schedules
The Phlebotomy class schedule runs for six weeks, five days a week (Monday through Friday). Course times are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., daily.
Comprehensive Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program in the
Federal Way Area
Divine CNA Training is one of the most well-regarded healthcare training programs in the area, and we are delighted to expand our services to include a phlebotomy technician certification program. We’ve built a reputation on quality teaching, student resources and student links for academic support and student job opportunities. Our curriculum is driven by state and federal standards, and our instructors are dedicated to helping each of our students succeed. When you’re ready to take the first step in becoming a phlebotomist, contact us for more information about the application process.
Earn Your Phlebotomy Technician Certification in the Federal Way Area
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