Phlebotomy Certification Exam Study Guide & Practice Test


In most some states certification is now required for Phlebotomists. There are three 3 certifying bodies.

Certifying Bodies

The National Phlebotomy Association (NPA)- this created the industry in 1978 in Washington, DC. Basically, NPA gives a certification exam in the field of Phlebotomy and maintains a Board of Registering of all those who successfully complete the Certification process.
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) – gives the tools and resources you need to maintain your certification.
Association of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT)- specializes in helping healthcare professionals develop into the best professional they can be.

Exam Eligibility

Exam requirements for each certifying bodies will be:

For The National Phlebotomy Association (NPA)

Applicants must be currently employed with phlebotomy duties included in their job description.
He/she must have one (1) year or more of working experience. It should be a minimum of one (1) year of paid or volunteer experience and not a clinical experience.
A letter that verifies the length of time of your experience from your employer and a certification fee of $100.00.

For Association of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT)

Has completed an accredited phlebotomy training program
100 successful documented venipunctures
5 successful skin punctures and
You should be a current member of ASPT.

For American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Should be high school graduate or equivalent
Has completed 40 classroom hours.
120 hands-on training hours.
100 successful, unaided blood collections.

Exam Registration

Interested applicants may register at:

National Phlebotomy Association 1901 Brightest Road Landover, MD 20785. Phone: (301) 386-4200 , Fax: (301) 386-4203. Or email: Or visit website at
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) phone no: 1.800.267.2727, option 2,2 or Fax: 312.541.4845
Association of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT)- P.O. Box 1831, Hickory, NC 28603. Phone no: (828) 294-0078 or Fax: (828) 327-2969. email:

Exam Details

Applicants are given three (3) hours to complete both parts of the exam.
Scores will be released by mail 8-10 weeks beginning the following month after the exam.
Results will not be given by phone. Certification is only good for one (1) year, so it needs to be renewed every year.

If an applicant will be taking his exam at the testing center the following should be consider:

He/she must bring a picture ID such as Driver’s License, Work ID, Passport or Student ID.
Must have no. 2 pencil
Must report at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time.

Exam Content

The exam is consists of two parts, mainly:
Written Portion - this is good for two (2) hours.
Practical Portion- this is good for one (1) hour.

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