Phlebotomy Program FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Critical Care Training Center is proud of offer Accelerated Phlebotomy Program throughout Los Angeles, North Hollywood, Glendale, Burbank and beyond. Phlebotomy Program is an accelerated program designed for individuals who are interested in working in hospital settings, clinics, laboratories, etc.
Upon completion of the Accelerated Phlebotomy program individuals will be eligible to take the NHA (National Healthcare Association) exam. Upon successful completion of the NHA Exam participant will be scheduled for their Clinical Rotation to complete state of California required 40 hours of clinical experience. Critical Care Training Center contracts with number of hospital settings to provide you with the best clinical experience possible.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Critical Care Training Center is the largest training provider in Southern California providing healthcare educational services for over 2,500 healthcare providers and facilities each month throughout California such as: North Hollywood, Glendale, Burbank, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Studio City and beyond. Upon successfully completing the Didactic portion of the Phlebotomy Program (40 hours), passing the NHA Exam (CCTC is an Certified Test Center) and lastly completing your CDPH required 40 hours of clinical rotation Critical Care Training Center will work with you for job placement. We at Critical Care Training Center take pride in working with some of the most reputable healthcare organizations throughout California.
As a Phlebotomy Tech, you will play a key role in both the patient experience and the facility’s medical team. Many patients experience fear and anxiety during blood draws, so the Phlebotomy Technician can help ease the patient’s worry and make them feel more comfortable
Successfully pass a phlebotomy program and externship accredited by the California department of public health and receive a certificate of completion from the school. Successfully pass national examination and receive a national certificate. Apply to the state of California for the phlebotomy License.
You will need a high school diploma (or equivalent) to become a licensed Phlebotomist in California.
You can still participate in the program. However, all non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
We offer Weekday, Weekend and Evening classes. Our class dates are available online or by giving us a call at (818)766-1111.
There is no deadline for registration. If the course is displayed on our website – that means that it is open for you to register for it. Once the class fills up or starts, the course will automatically close and will no longer be displayed on the website.
Attendance at every class is vital to your ability to take and pass the national exam. If unforeseen circumstances arise, we will do our best to work with you to make up for what you missed. Please do your best to plan your schedule ahead of time to attend every class, as makeup classes can be hard to come by.
We advise you to participate in having your blood drawn in order to understand what others experience when you draw their blood. We adhere to the practice of “I stick you, you stick me” in the classroom, to provide our students with exceptional hands-on training. There is also a required number of draws that need to be met.
Yes, in the state of California it is required. The program manager will assign you to your clinical externship upon completion of the 40 hours of didactic training. You will have to complete 40 hours at your externship location.
As a phlebotomist you must take a national examination and be Nationally certified.
50 venipunctures and 10 skin punctures.
Certified Phlebotomy Technician I certificate authorizes you to perform skin puncture and venipuncture blood collection.
Completion of 40 hours of didactic training and 40 hours of clinical training.
You must complete a total of 6 continuing education hours by an accredited academic institution and submit it for online renewal.
You must complete 10 continuing education credits on your candidate account at NHANOW.com.
No, you cannot work until you are licensed as a phlebotomist by the state.
No, we do not offer job placement. However, we will provide any leads we may have and/or potential options for employment.
It takes a median time of 90 days after a complete application is received for LFS staff to process an application.
We accept all major debit and credit cards. We also except cash/and checks. Payments can be made online when registering or in person before the first day of class.
NHA exam fee, licensing fee, BLS certification, and scrubs.
All students must wear black scrubs for didactic and clinical training. This is mandatory for all our students.
Critical Care Training Center is the largest training center providing healthcare education for hospitals, laboratories and clinic settings and is one of the top schools for Phlebotomy in California (CA), Los Angeles County (LA), North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, and beyond.