Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Prepare for a career as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) and learn what it takes to be successful in this industry through this interactive and immersive course. This course will prepare you for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

This course will give you a comprehensive overview of working as a phlebotomist. During this phlebotomist training course, you will learn about drawing blood from patients and blood donors, evaluating patients' ability to withstand the procedure, and helping them feel comfortable. You will learn how to properly explain the blood-drawing procedure to patients and the importance of answering their queries. In this online phlebotomy course, you will also be introduced to performing basic point-of-care testing, such as reading blood glucose levels and preparing blood, urine, and other specimens for testing, along with maintaining medical equipment such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials.

The asynchronous, online phlebotomy certification course includes simulation experience through the inclusion of a lab kit for assignments and aligned simulations for practice. You will have access to videos outlining procedures and "how to's" that allow for firsthand practice as expected in real-world scenarios. This CPT certification course will also provide you with comprehensive, all-inclusive training, which will assist you in pursuing a new career as a phlebotomy technician and includes a complimentary voucher to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) upon eligibility.

The course also includes an opportunity to participate in an clinical experience.

Disclaimer: To qualify for the clinical experience application process, students must complete the online course successfully and have account balances up to date (at a minimum). Going through the clinical experience application process does not guarantee a placement. However, affiliated partnerships increase the likelihood of finding a site that matches student needs. Students can begin researching the steps of the application process two weeks before completing courses.

What you will learn

  • Summarizing the role and the responsibilities of a phlebotomy technician
  • Ability to describe basic anatomy as it applies to blood and function
  • Applying quality and safety measures as they relate to phlebotomy
  • Preparing for blood collection
  • Performing sample collections
  • Executing post-collection procedures
  • Choosing ethical behavior that upholds the rights and dignity of patients

How you will benefit

  • You will have a complete comprehension and understanding of all tasks related to the role and responsibilities of a phlebotomy technician
  • You will receive comprehensive and all-inclusive training, which will help you gain a new vocation as a phlebotomy technician and be fully prepared for any clinical scenario
  • Assistance from our Clinical Experience Team and access to our Clinical Experience Guide
  • You will be prepared to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), with a voucher available upon eligibility
  • Course enrollment includes CPR Certification through the Red Cross


  1. Medical Terminology
    1. The Musculoskeletal System
    2. The Cardiovascular System
    3. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
    4. The Respiratory System
    5. The Digestive System
    6. The Urinary System
    7. The Nervous System
    8. The Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears
    9. The Integumentary System
    10. The Endocrine System
    11. The Reproductive System
    12. Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, Pharmacology
  2. Certified Phlebotomy Technician
    1. Introduction to Phlebotomy
    2. Anatomy for Phlebotomy Technicians
    3. Personal and Patient Safety
    4. Infection Control
    5. Quality Control
    6. Foundations and Preparation for Blood Collection
    7. Performing the Blood Collection
    8. Post-Collection Procedures
    9. Dermal Puncture and Capillary Collection
    10. Post-Collection Procedures for Dermal Puncture and Capillary Collection
    11. Special Collections
    12. Special Considerations
    13. Non-Blood Collections and Less Commonly Performed Procedures
    14. Lab Procedures, Processing, and Operations
    15. Legal and Ethical Matters