Phlebotomy Certification Exam Study Guide & Practice Test
In most some states certification is now required for Phlebotomists. There are three 3 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.
Certification Exam Eligibility
Exam requirements for each certifying agency:
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 experience from your employer and a certification fee of $100.00.
Association of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT)
- Completed an accredited phlebotomy training program
- 100 successful documented venipunctures
- 5 successful skin punctures and
- A current member of ASPT.
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Completed 40 classroom hours.
- 120 hands-on training hours.
- 100 successful, unaided blood collections.
Interested applicants may register 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: [email protected]
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 are not given by phone. Certification is only good for one (1) year.
On the day of the test, bring following to the testing center:
- Picture ID such as Driver’s License, Work ID, Passport or Student ID.
- No. 2 pencil
- Arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time.
The exam is consists of two parts:
Written Portion – this is good for two (2) hours.
Practical Portion- this is good for one (1) hour.