National Phlebotomy Association Phlebotomy Certification

Certified Phlebotomist Technologist

The field of allied health care has expanded tremendously during the last several years. This expansion has increased career opportunities for many that previously only dreamed of contributing to the health care of others. On the other hand, this expansion has lead to great variability in the quality of care available. As the need for professionals increased, particularly in allied health positions, the standards of service delivery and technical knowledge and skills were sometimes lowered, or at best, not comparable from institution to institution. In response to these phenomena, many of the allied health fields organized professional organizations to promote training and high standards of service delivery. These organizations also established mechanisms for recognizing those who had achieved acceptable levels of performance and assuring comparable standards among institutions. The National Phlebotomy Association (NPA) created the industry in 1978 in Washington, DC. NPA provides a certification examination in the field of phlebotomy and maintains a Board of Registry of all those who successfully complete the certification process. Certification by NPA has the same prestige and benefits for the Phlebotomist as does certification by any other professional organization for its members. Certification by NPA will aid in job placement for Phlebotomists and the general level and quality of phlebotomy care will be enhanced.

Those who should consider Phlebotomy Certification include:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Medical Assistant(MA)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

How Do I Get A Phlebotomy Certification with the National Phlebotomy Association

Follow Steps


Step 1

Check Elgibility -- See if you meet the requirements to take the NPA National Boards.
Am I Elgible to take the Exam

Step 2

Prepare For Your Phlebotomy Exam
Once you meet the eligibility requirements for the exam, here are some resources to study for your Certification Exam. Resource List Coming Soon

Step 3

Click the Apply For Exam link below to down load our Application Handbook. Complete the Application Handbook and send the application with your exam registration fees to our main office .
Apply For Exam Call us at 301-386-4200

Step 4

Pass your Exam and recieve your credentials.
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A Phlebotomist is a key member of the medical community and their job duties typically involve:

  • • Drawing patient blood samples and applying pressure after blood has been drawn
  • • Using office database to update patient records
  • • Properly cleaning and sterilizing equipment used in procedure
  • • Sending blood and/or urine samples to a lab for testing
  • • Explaining process and procedures to patients
  • • Phlebotomists may also be responsible for taking blood pressure, pulse and respiration readings

A Phlebotomist can work in a variety of environments. Those locations can be in hospitals, laboratories, and a physician’s offices. Phlebotomists can also be found at mobile or stationary donation facilities and other health care settings where blood is taken and analyzed. Phlebotomist may also be required to visit patients’ homes. Depending on the size of the hospitals, laboratories, or job sites, the phlebotomist may work the day, evening or night shifts and are not limited to Monday through Friday work schedules. The Phlebotomist may work on weekends or holidays.

Already in the field of Phlebotomy and want to get certified? You can use your current experience to get certified with us. Click the button below to learn about our Reclamation Clause.
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