Reclamation's Clause

In November of 1989, the NPA Board of Directors voted to approve an amendment to the bylaws for certification that became effective on January 1, 1990. The amendment allows the Phlebotomist and other health care workers that have phlebotomy within their job description to become certified through the Reclamation Clause.

Those who should consider Phlebotomy Certification include:

  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
  • Medical Assistantsc(MA)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
  • Phlebotomy Technicians
  • Donor Phlebotomy Technicians (DPT)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

I have been performing Phlebotomy field for years, how do I get certified under the Reclamations Clause?

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Requirement 1

Applicant must be currently employed with phlebotomy duties included in their job description.

Requirement 2

Applicant must have one (1) year or more of working experience. It must be a minimum of one (1) year of paid or volunteer experience. Clinical experience is not acceptable.

Requirement 3

A letter on company letterhead verifying the length of time of your experience from your employer or supervisor should accompany your application and certification fee of $170.00. Please include supervisor’s email address. Click Here for Online Application

Requirement 4

Upon receipt of your completed Proficiency Examination Form from your employer, the application process will continue. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for the final portion of the application process.
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