Online Phlebotomy Certification Classes & Training Program - MedCerts

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HI 6100

Phlebotomy Technician

Online Certification Training

Blood and specimen collection are an essential skillset in the world of healthcare, master them in just 12 weeks. Watch our program sneak peek below!

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12  Weeks
Program Length
Avg. Starting Salary*
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This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: CA, GA, LA, ND, NV, OK, PA, RI, WA, WI

Please review our State Restriction page to view what restrictions there may be in your state/region of residence or employment and ensure you are eligible for enrollment. These restrictions may not apply to students taking programs through an employer, academic or government-sponsored model - including MyCAA and Army, Air Force or Coast Guard Credentialing Assistance. To determine eligibility, please confirm with your sponsor or review our military spouse MyCAA-approved or Military Credentialing Assistance-approved programs.

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We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options as low as $173 Payment Plans for Every Student

Talk with an Education Consultant to pick the perfect payment plan, from paying in full to installments with interest rates from 0-12%.

Total Tuition $2,000 Pay in Full

The total tuition can be paid immediately or through a number of grant-funded or monthly payment plan options.


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*Students in Maryland are not eligible for MedCerts payment plans but may be eligible for other tuition options. Speak to an Education Consultant for further information.

MyCAA, Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance/COOL and Workforce Grants

MedCerts offers financial aid options through these government grant-funded programs – MyCAA, Workforce Funding (including WIOA), and Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance or COOL funding for the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. Those eligible include Military Spouses; active duty Army, Reserves, and National Guard members; active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard, and US Space Force; active duty Coast Guard and SELRES members (enlisted and officers); or workforce-funded qualifying job seekers. Speak to an Education Consultant to see if you qualify.

What Does a Phlebotomy Technician Do?

Certified Phlebotomy Technicians collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing, so they can be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Specimen tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition. After gaining the Phlebotomy certification, you may work in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, blood donation centers and other health care facilities.

Entry Level Jobs in the US
Phlebotomy Technicians will see available jobs grow 24.5% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
HI 6100
Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy jobs are increasing by 24.3% over the next 10 years! You can begin your journey today to become an important part of the medical field. Our phlebotomy certification program includes three courses: Professionalism in Allied Health, Intro to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology and Phlebotomy.

In medical and diagnostic laboratories, patient interaction is sometimes only with the phlebotomist, which allows a unique opportunity to positively impact the patient’s experience. Because customer service is a priority in situations where direct patient care or other patient/client interaction occurs, we’ve included our Professionalism in Allied Health course.

While learning a clinical skill with phlebotomy online classes sounds like a unique idea, our highly immersive, tech-enabled program is designed to replicate the real-world experience through professionally produced simulations, 3D animations and the 12 Elements of eLearning model. You’ll learn the proper procedure for blood draw, keeping a clean, sanitary, and safe work environment and how to assemble and maintain equipment such as needles and specimen containers.

After completion of our Phlebotomy training program, you will have the knowledge to pass the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam, issued through the NHA (National Healthcareer Association), and begin your career in healthcare.

Phlebotomy Certification Exam Eligibility:

While completing clinical requirements is NOT necessary to complete MedCerts’ Phlebotomy Technician program, the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification, awarded by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), requires the minimum clinical requirements set forth in this handbook. These clinical requirements ensure that all individuals who pass the CPT certification exam have received the necessary hands-on experience needed to validate the competencies required to earn the award of certification.

NOTE: This Phlebotomy certification program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the states of California or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California and Washington.

While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate pre-requisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.

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  1. Gain knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology
  2. Become familiar with healthcare settings and the role of the phlebotomy technician
  3. Understand the responsibilities of patient care and safety related to preparation and collection complications
  4. Grasp the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism
  5. Appreciate the role of HIPAA, OSHA, COLA, and CLIA-waived testing
  6. Target certification is Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment

MedCerts-Covered Materials*

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. eBook: Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual
  3. Competency assessments
  4. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches

Clinical Requirements

  1. 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on a live person, which must be completed within 90 days of passing the CPT exam.

*The cost of all materials needed for this program are covered by MedCerts. They are not included in the tuition costs and the student is not liable for any costs or fees related to the above materials.

Required Courses
PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
2 Weeks

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

    • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
    • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
    • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
    • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
    • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
6 Weeks

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an anatomy and physiology app that enables students to explore, visualize, interact, and experience the anatomy of the human body in 3D and augmented reality (AR). Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This immersive experience will trigger thought processes and enhance learning outcomes in their Anatomy and Physiology program. The app has about 50 simulations across different topics.

    • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
    • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
    • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
    • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
    • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 6011


64 hours
4 Weeks

Phlebotomy is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on specimen collection for diagnostic testing in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of phlebotomy with emphasis on infection control, safety, communication skills, patient care and preparation, venipuncture equipment and supplies, specimen collection, handling, transport and processing.

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key phlebotomy skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.

    • Recognize the importance of infection control and safety compliance with diagnostic testing
    • Understand the responsibilities of teamwork and communication skills in the healthcare setting
    • Appreciate the role of the Phlebotomy Technician in patient care, preparation and venipuncture
    • Identify proper organization and utilization of specimen collection equipment and supplies
    • Gain an understanding of blood and non-blood collections, handling, transport and processing
Code Course Duration
PS 1011 2 Weeks
HI 1014 6 Weeks
HI 6011 4 Weeks
Total Program Duration 12 Weeks

Phlebotomy Technician

Job Opportunities

Laboratory Specimen Processor

$22,000 – $36,000*
Estimated Salary
Entry Level

Phlebotomy Technician

$35,000 – $37,000*
Estimated Salary
Career Potential

Laboratory Assistant

$26,000 – $49,000*
Estimated Salary

FAQs for MedCerts' Online Phlebotomy Technician Certification Course

What is a Phlebotomy Technician?

A Phlebotomy Technician, also known as a Phlebotomist, is a healthcare professional specialized in drawing blood from patients for various medical tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations.

They are trained in techniques for safely and hygienically collecting blood samples, ensuring patient comfort, and maintaining the integrity of the specimen for accurate testing.

Phlebotomists can find opportunities in hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donation centers, and other healthcare facilities.

What is the Career Outlook for a Phlebotomy Technician?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for Phlebotomists is projected to grow much faster than average at 8% in the next decade. This growth is driven by an aging population and the need for blood tests for diagnosis and treatment.

What is the Salary for a Phlebotomy Technician?

The median annual salary for Phlebotomists is approximately $38,530. However, salaries can reach up to $49,000 based on factors like location, experience, and the type of healthcare facility.

How Do I Become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician, or CPT?

To become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), you need a high school diploma or equivalent and formal training through an accredited institution such as MedCerts. After completing a recognized program, the next step is to pass an industry certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

What Skills Will I Learn in Your Online Phlebotomy Technician Certification Training Course?

The MedCerts Phlebotomy Technician program covers skills such as:

  • blood and specimen collection

  • maintaining a clean and safe work environment

  • assembling and maintaining phlebotomy equipment

  • medical terminology

  • anatomy

  • patient interaction

What are the Enrollment Requirements for Your Online Phlebotomy Technician Certification Training Course?

To enroll in the MedCerts Phlebotomy Technician program, you need a High School Diploma or GED, a web browser with an internet connection, and completion of course registration and payment.

How Much Does Your Online Phlebotomy Technician Certification Class Cost?

The cost of the MedCerts Phlebotomy Technician program is $2,000.

Do You Offer Payment Plans for Your Online Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program?

MedCerts offers various payment options, including monthly payments as low as $173 or the option to utilize government grant funding.

Do You Offer Any Scholarships for Your Online Phlebotomy Technician Certification Course?

MedCerts provides financial aid options through government grant-funded programs like:

How Long is Your Online Phlebotomy Technician Certification Class?

The total duration of the MedCerts Phlebotomy Technician program is 12 weeks.

How is Your Online Phlebotomy Technician Certification Course Structured and Taught?

The MedCerts Phlebotomy Technician program is delivered online, featuring interactive simulations, 3D animations, and a comprehensive eLearning model. It includes courses on Professionalism in Allied Health, Intro to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology, and Phlebotomy.

Do You Offer Certification Exam Prep or Help for the CPT Exam?

MedCerts includes exam fees and preparation materials in the program cost. The courses are designed to prepare students to take and pass the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.

What's Included in Your Online Phlebotomy Technician Certification Training Course?

The MedCerts Phlebotomy Technician program includes expert-led video training, eBooks, and competency assessments. MedCerts-Covered Materials also include the national certification exam fee coverage. It also offers student services like dedicated advisors, tailored support, and exam preparation from Student Services.

Is Your Phlebotomy Technician Certification Training Course Valid Nationwide?

The MedCerts Phlebotomy Technician program is not valid in certain states (CA, GA, LA, ND, NV, PA, RI, WA, WI). Prospective students should check with their state's requirements.

Are There Any Clinical Requirements for Receiving Your Phlebotomy Technician Certification?

To be eligible for the CPT exam, students must complete 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on a live person. These clinical requirements must be completed within 180 days of passing the CPT exam.


  1. This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: California, Georgia, Louisiana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin
  2. This Phlebotomy certification program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the states of California or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist.
  3. This program is not recognized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC), and therefore residents of the State of Georgia are NOT eligible for enrollment into this program.
  4. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.

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