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Train to Become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician

When you enroll in CCI Training’s Medical Assistant or Pharmacy Technician programs in Dallas and Arlington, you will also be given the training you need to sit for the NHA’s Phlebotomy Technician certification exam. Becoming a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) is the perfect complement to your medical assisting or pharmacy training, or you can choose to pursue a standalone phlebotomy career as a:

  • lead phlebotomist
  • phlebotomy specialist
  • registered phlebotomist
  • medical laboratory technician

While studying to be a Medical Assistant or Pharmacy Technician, you will also receive hands-on training that provides the skills to become a phlebotomy technician in a blood bank, diagnostic center, hospital, or any other medical setting. These include:

  • How to safely draw blood from patients and donors
  • Evaluating how well patients can withstand procedures
  • How to properly explain blood-drawing procedures and answer common questions
  • Testing blood glucose levels and other point of care testing
  • Preparing specimens, such as blood and urine, for testing
  • Verifying the identity of patients or donors
  • Maintenance of medical equipment including needles, test tubes, and blood vials
  • Common lab and safety procedures and how to follow them

As well as hands-on practical training, your instructors at CCI will also give you a solid grounding in the theoretical knowledge needed to pass your CPT exam. The exam itself features 100 questions, plus 20 pre-test questions, and must be completed within two hours. To be eligible to sit the exam you either need to have worked as a phlebotomy technician or have received training in the field within the last five years. The instructors at CCI have the expertise and experience to make sure every student who completes our training courses in DFW is ready to sit the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.

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