Participants qualify for certification by examination for Phlebotomy Technician 1 offered by the National
Health Career Association’s (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician Examination. After successful completion of the NHA examination, students will be eligible to apply to the DHS-LFS for California State Certification. California state applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, have no felony convictions on their record and have passed an approved certification exam.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will receive a certificate of completion from Contra Costa Medical Career College.
This course is designed to help students meet all the criteria set forth by the state of California. CCMCC will provide, through didactic and practical instruction, training in venipuncture.
40 hours of practical training in a clinical setting on real patients whose blood is being tested by a licensed clinical laboratory will be completed concurrently with didactic training under the direct supervision of practical training instructors. Successful completion of all skin punctures, venipunctures, and arterial observations will count toward the CDPH-LFS certification requirements.
*State certification is a requirement for completion of this course. It takes up to 90 business days after
successful completion of all course requirements to obtain California State Certification.
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