Skip to main content

Certified Phlebotomy Technician Credential

Credit Recommendations 

Techniques of Phlebotomy: 4 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates 

January 2010 through December 2020

Issuing Agency

National Healthcareer Association, Inc.

About the Credential

The Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) is a national credential issued by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The phlebotomy certification exam offered by the NHA is similar in content to the other national phlebotomy exams and similar in content to a four credit techniques of phlebotomy course. This credential shows competency in the procedures related to phlebotomy. Topics covered by the certification exam include: patient preparation, phlebotomy collection techniques, capillary and venipuncture specimen collection techniques, special collection procedures (blood smears, cultures, newborn care, blood donation procedures), specimen processing, HIPAA regulations, and safety and compliance procedures.

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.