Frequently Asked Questions

Phlebotomy Professional Frequently Asked Questions

  • It has been 90 days since my certification expired. How do I reinistate my certification?
    If you are currently working, you must submit a letter on company letterhead verifying that you are working. If you have not been drawing blood specimens for one year or more. Click on the Store link then add Renewal to your shopping cart select the Reinstate Option from the dropdown. You must enter CPT number. You have the option to also mail in a $200 money order to the NPA office. Make sure to indicate CPT number on money order. Also include current address, and phone number so we can reactivate your Membership Account
  • Yes,we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover. Click on Store and follow the instructions. Enter your CPT number in the Special instructions for seller field located at the bottom of the cart. Renew Online
  • Navigate to the Certified Phlebotomist Page and follow the steps or click here for the National Phlebotomy Association → Application Handbook. If you have already been working in the field for a year or more, you can get certified under the Reclamation Clause .
  • You can follow the steps on the Reclamation Clause Page or follow the steps found in the National Phlebotomy Association Application Handbook
  • You must renew your certification annually to remain compliant and to avoid any fees or penalties for paying past your renewal date. You can renew your certification at the following link Renew Certification. To ensure that you do not miss your renewal, register for your National Phlebotomy Membership Account to receive notification emails before your certification is due. You may also pay your certification through your Member Portal. If you are already a member of the National Phlebotomy Association, you will have an account that needs to be activated. Activate your account here Members Portal
  • You may renew online but you must email or fax a copy of your marriage license or driver's license to NPA. NPA fax number: (301) 386-4203.
  • While every employer is different, it is becoming increasingly important to have a professional credential in order to obtain a job in the field of Phlebotomy. Employers are looking to see if you have the expertise in the field and a certification shows that you have taken the time to educate yourself through education and professional advancement.
    Phlebotomy Certification is required in California, Nevada, Washington and Louisiana in order to draw blood.

Student Frequently Asked Questions

  • After I have taken the NPA exam, how do I obtain my exam results? How long will it take to receive my documents in the mail?
    Contact the school coordinator where you took the exam. NPA will not give out 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 to save your certification number. This will always be your CPT Number.
  • You may register for the National Phlebotomy Association practice exam at the following link. Register
  • Navigate to the Certified Phlebotomist Page and follow the steps or click here for the National Phlebotomy Association → Application Handbook. If you have already been working in the field for a year or more, you can get certified under the Reclamation Clause .
    If you have additional questions on how to become a certified phlebotomist, please call our office at (301) 386-4200.
  • Yes, the National Phlebotomy Association offers Phlebotomy Training at our Training Center located at 1803 Brightseat Rd, Landover MD 20785.
  • The median annual wage for phlebotomists was $34,480 in May 2018.
    Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Phlebotomists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm
  • Candidates for certification typically need some classroom education, as well as some clinical experience. Certification testing usually includes a written exam and may include practical components, such as drawing blood. Requirements vary by certifying organization. California, Louisiana, Nevada, and Washington require their phlebotomists to be certified.
    Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Phlebotomists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm
    NPA requires a minimum of 200 hours of theory and clinical in order to qualify to sit for the NPA exam. This can take a few months depending on your school program.

Phlebotomy School Frequently Asked Questions

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Employer Frequently Asked Questions

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