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Certified Phlebotomy Technologist Credential

Credit Recommendations

  • Techniques of Phlebotomy: 4 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates

April 2012 through April 2022

Issuing Agency

National Phlebotomy Association
1901 Brightseat Road; Landover, MD 20785

About the Credential

The National Phlebotomy Association (NPA) created their professional organization 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 job placement for phlebotomists and the general level and quality of phlebotomy care will be enhanced. The NPA has their own phlebotomy technician training program for people in the Landover, Maryland area. Thus, this agency does not just certify, it also trains.

Applying for the Credit

If your credential was issued or valid during the validity period, or effective dates, for the credit recommendation, then you're eligible to apply for the credit. 

  • Consult with your Academic Advisor regarding the applicability of the credit to your degree plan.
  • Contact the PLA Office or the Registrar to apply for the credit.