Certified Phlebotomy Technician (Vouchers and Lab Included)

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-...

12 Months / 200 Course Hrs
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Certified Phlebotomy Technician (Vouchers and Lab Included)

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Course code: GES1045

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

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 200 course hours
  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

Carline Dalgleish

Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems, a master's degree in Leadership, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Dalgleish is the author of an ICD-10 coding system and also owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.

Sharon L. Blackford

Sharon L. Blackford, MA, BA, RMA, has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She has a Master's degree in Organizational Management, a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, and has served as a Registered Medical Assistant since 1994. Sharon was an active-duty Clinical Specialist in the U.S. Army for 10 years. Sharon later moved to the Gulf Coast to accept a position as the Director of Education of Blue Cliff College and was promoted to Campus Director.

Stacey O'Brien

Stacey O'Brien has more than 10 years of experience in medical coding and reimbursement. Ms. O'Brien has been a risk adjustment coder for a Medicare advantage plan, audited medical records for a consulting firm, and currently supervises the coding and electronic claims submission process for a group medical practice. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a CPC coding certification from the AAPC.

Dr. Barry Martin

Dr. Barry Martin has been working in the medical lab for the past 15 years as a certified medical laboratory scientist. Dr. Martin received his doctorate degree from Liberty University, his master's degree from NC A&T State University, and undergraduate degrees from Winston-Salem State University, UNCG, & Lenoir-Rhyne College. Dr. Martin has a vast amount of experience working in the lab and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others.

Dr. Georgia McCauley

Dr. Georgia McCauley has over 25 years of experience as a phlebotomy and medical laboratory science educator and over 40 years as a certified medical laboratory scientist. She earned her Ph.D. from Northcentral University, Prescott, Arizona, an MBA and BS from Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio, and an AAS from Columbus State Community College.

Currently, Dr. McCauley is a professor in the Clinical Laboratory Science Department at Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, where she serves as Chair and Program Director.

Dr. Karen Hunter

Karen Hunter holds a PhD and Master of Science in Health Care Administration and undergraduate degrees in Biology and Medical Technology. She has been a certified Medical Technologist for more than 30 years and has over 20 years of experience in Medical Laboratory Science and Phlebotomy education. Highlights of her career include designing and implementing a Medical Laboratory Science program at the Polytechnic of Namibia, Africa and developing Phlebotomy workshops at several Community Colleges.

Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.


To participate in the competency activities and receive feedback from your instructor, you will need to have access to a video camera (on the phone or other device of familiarity) and be able to upload the video as an .mp4 file to the assignment pages for review. These activities are required in order to successfully pass the course.

Certification Requirements:

To sit for the NHA CPT certification exam, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent. It is recommended you have this before enrolling in this program. In addition, for NHA certification, you must successfully complete the required number of venipunctures and dermal punctures. Certification exams offered by NHA are only available online to candidates located in the US.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
  • Access to a video camera (on the phone or other device)

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment.

The following digital textbook for the Medical Terminology are accessed via links in the lessons:

  • Medical Terminology for Health Professions (eBook)

The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment in the Phlebotomy Course:

  • The Complete Textbook of Phlebotomy

Please note: You will receive a digital book if the physical book is on backorder.

The following materials will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment in the Phlebotomy Course:

  • The Phlebotomy Technician Lab Kit and Expansion Kit

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average phlebotomist salary was $37,380 in May 2021. Furthermore, Indeed.com currently lists the average salary for a phlebotomist is $49,294 per year in the U.S.

Salary can depend on your location. For example, California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Illinois are the states with the highest employment levels for phlebotomists, with salaries ranging from $35,000-$48,000.

The BLS states that phlebotomists draw blood for purposes such as tests, research, or donations. They help patients or donors who are anxious before or have an adverse reaction after the blood draw.

In addition to drawing blood, phlebotomists also may collect urine or other samples. They instruct patients on procedures for proper collection and ensure that the sample is acceptable and clearly labeled in its container.

Per the BLS, as a phlebotomist, you may do all or some of the following duties:

  • Draw blood from patients or blood donors
  • Explain their work to help relax patients or donors who feel nervous about having blood drawn
  • Verify a patient's or donor's identity
  • Label the collected blood for testing or processing
  • Label sterile containers for other samples, such as urine, and instruct patients on proper collection procedures.
  • Enter sample information into a database
  • Assemble, maintain, and dispose of medical instruments such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials
  • Keep work areas and equipment clean and sanitary

Yes. This course prepares you for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

After you register, you will receive 12 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.

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