Phlebotomy Certification Prep

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

This 48-hour, 6-week online course will prepare students for a National exam to become a Certified Phlebotomist!

The following areas will be reviewed:

  • History of Phlebotomy
  • Overview of the Healthcare Setting
  • Quality Assurance
  • Legal Issues
  • Infection Control
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Circulatory System
  • Blood Collection Equipment
  • Tube Additives
  • Order of Draw
  • Venipuncture/Capillary Procedures
  • Special Collections and POC Testing
  • Specimen Processing
  • Nonblood Specimens & Tests

Resource information on the requirements of the various certifying agencies is also included.

Note: This course does NOT offer hands-on training in blood-drawing. For those with no Phlebotomy experience, Coastal offers a 12-week Phlebotomy program which includes classroom instruction, lab practicum, and clinical experience hours. Please call 910.938.6294 for more information.


  • Completion of 1-year, full-time acceptable work experience as a phlebotomy technician in an accredited laboratory within the last five years.
  • OR Successful completion of RN, LPN or other acceptable accredited allied health professional/occupational education which includes phlebotomy training with a minimum performance of 100 successful unaided blood collections including venipunctures and skin punctures.
  • OR Completion of an approved Phlebotomy program.

Who Should Take This Class?

  • Individuals with work-related Phlebotomy experience who desire to become certified (Corpsmen, Nurses, Medical Assistants, etc.).
  • Phlebotomy students who feel they need more study time before taking the certification exam.
  • Phlebotomy students who want a refresher course prior to a second attempt at certification.

Register Today!

Call 910.938.6294 or visit the Hurst Continuing Education Building Monday – Thursday, 7:30am–8:00pm, Friday, 7:30am–7:00pm.