National Phlebotomy Association

(301) 386-4200  United Way - Live United

Safety Alert
NPA Goals
Application Handbook
Site Testing Guidelines
Program Application
Student Catalog
Outreach Programs
Continuing Education
Essential Services
Contact Us
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

We try to anticipate questions you might have about our PRODUCT / SERVICE and provide the answers here. If you need additional information, send email to .

It has been 90 days since my certification expired, how do I reinistate my certification?

You can click on the Certification link then add 1 reinstate to your shopping cart.  You must enter CPT number in "Comments" field. You have the option to also mail in a $185 money order to the NPA office. Make sure to indicate CPT number on money order. Also include current address, phone number, and SSN so that your information can be re-entered into our database system.

Can I pay online?

Yes,we accept Visa, Mastercard & Discover.  Go to the Certification Link and follow the instructions. Enter your CPT number in the "Comments" field.

How do I go about becoming certified as a Phlebotomist?
Go to Application Handbook Link for qualifications.

How long will it take for me to get my certification after I have paid?

Processing time is 6 to 8 weeks from date of receipt of payment. You may request a letter of good standing be faxed, emailed or mailed to you while you are waiting on your certification.

I have been working for 1 year or more and I would like to get certified. How do I go about doing this?
Click on Application Handbook link then follow the instructions under "Reclamation Clause" category.

How often do I have to renew my certification? And can I pay for more than one year at a time?
NPA renewal must be made on a yearly basis; but you may pay for more than one year at a time.

I am interested in Phlebotomy Training and I live in the metropolitan area.
Click on NPA's Student Catalog Link and see what we have to offer.

I recently married and I want to renew with my married name. How do I go about doing this?

You may renew online but you must email or fax a copy of your marriage license to NPA.  NPA fax number: (301) 386-4203.

I am interested in starting a Phlebotomy Training Program, Do you have any information.
Click on Program Application for further information.

I am interested in my students being tested by NPA. How do I proceed?

Check our Site Testing Guidelines and Application Handbook.  You may also call the NPA Office at 301-386-4200 and ask to speak to the Director of Education.


How can I prepare for the NPA certfication exam?
Go to our Education Link to find exam preparation.

After I have taken the NPA exam, how do I obtain my exam results? And how long will it take to receive my documents in the mai?
Contact the school where you took the exam. NPA will not give out any test results over the telephone. Results are sent out after 8 to 10 weeks. Count time does not begin until 30 days after exam has been taken. It is important that you save your certification number. This will always be your CPT Number.

How do I obtain my CEU's?
Go to the Continuing Education Link for more information.

What do I do if I lose my Card or Certificate?

Go to Certification Link and select replacement card or certificate.  Enter your CPT number in the "Comments" field.

How do I order a NPA pin?

Go to Certification Link to place order. Enter your CPT number in the "Comments" field.


Can I pay my late fee online?

Yes, go to Certification Link and select appropriate fee.


How can I verify if a phlebotmist is certified by NPA?

Email or fax an authorization release form to NPA.  NPA fax number: (301) 386-4203.