East Tennessee State University
Office of Professional Development
PO Box 70559
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phlebotomy Certification Training Course
Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.
Phlebotomy Certification Program The Phlebotomy Course-Two types There are two types of Phlebotomy Certification Programs. One is a live course that meets two times a week for sixteen sessions. The other course meets two times a week for five weeks for ten sessions and is focused on those participants who have health care experience or education. In order to avoid flooding the market with phlebotomists, both courses are limited to 15 people. Waiting List When the next course date is set, ALL people on the waiting list will receive an email with directions to fill out the application, how to get a background check completed with Verified Credentials, and how to add documentation to the Verified Credentials site, including proof of health care experience or education, if required. Once that information is received by the Office of Professional Development, it will be reviewed and the first 15 applications that are approved will be accepted into the Phlebotomy Certification Training Program. Payment will be due at this time. There will be no refunds for this program once the participant is accepted and fees are paid. To have your name added to the waiting list, click here. Registration The registration fee is $800, payable at the time of registration. This course is limited to 15 participants and no space is guaranteed until tuition is paid and all completed paperwork, with a background check, is returned. There will be no refunds for this program once the participant is accepted and fees are paid. Clinical Rotations Once the participant completes the course satisfactorily, a clinical site will be assigned. Clinical hours will be 40 hours over a three week period. Shifts are determined by the affiliated clinical site, not the participant, or ETSU Office of Professional Development. Most are early morning, or all night shifts. We do not guarantee a clinical rotation placement; however, every effort will be made to place each participant completing the course satisfactorily.
The primary function of a phlebotomist is to obtain patient blood specimens by venipuncture or microtechniques. The phlebotomist aids in the collection and transportation of other laboratory specimens, and may be involved with patient data entry.
A phlebotomist draws flood for transfusions, donations and research. This course provides instruction in the skills needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology and specimen collection. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the theoretical comprehension of phlebotomy techniques.
Although, depending on affiliate clinical sites, once students have satisfactorily completed the classroom portion, clinical rotations will be assigned. Upon completion of all aspects of this course, students will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam.
Must be a high school graduate or GED. There are other criteria that must be met according to email that will be sent. There are no refunds for this program once accepted and fees paid. Once accepted into the program and fees paid, student liability insurance forms and physical forms will be sent with confirmation of acceptance. No registrations accepted online.
YOU MUST HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS TO ADD YOURSELF TO THE WAITING LIST. ALL INFORMATION WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU WHEN THE NEXT CLASS IS SCHEDULED.