Phlebotomy Certification in Arizona - AZ
While there is no state-level certification or licensing requirement in Arizona, national certification is recognized, and recommended for phlebotomists who are on a professional career track. The following organizations do offer national examinations for certification, but the requirements for certification vary from one to another. Research the options out there and pick the one that best meets your needs. Credible certification organizations should require both a written and clinical examination and some background and training and follow the standards set by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI).
American Certification Agency
This agency requires 1+ years of practical experience or completion of an accredited phlebotomy training program. Requires a two-hour written and practical exam.
American Medical Technologists
This organization provides certification to phlebotomists who have completed an accredited training program in phlebotomy and have some practical experience (amount based on state).
Center for Phlebotomy Education
This organization is NOT a certification agency, but promotes the phlebotomy profession and provides continuing education to phlebotomy professionals and the entire healthcare community on proper blood collection techniques based on CLSI and OSHA standards.
National HealthCareer Association
American Society for Clinical Pathology