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Frequently Asked Questions

So you’re interested in our phlebotomy training courses? We’re happy to help along every step of the way to get you pointed in the right direction. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions that you may have for us!

What classes do you offer at Northwest Phlebotomy School?

We offer a variety of classes other than Phlebotomy Certification. Our other courses include IV certification, EKG certification, HIV/AIDS Online Training, and First Aid / CPR. To learn more about every course please visit our upcoming classes page to see what classes are offered in your area.

Why are your classes so much shorter?

Our curriculum is approved by the National Registry of Allied Health Professionals (NRAHP). The NRAHP is an organization that unites healthcare workers and establishes a standard of education. We work together to ensure the highest level of knowledge and proficiency for all healthcare providers.

Because we are a training program we do not offer any college credit and therefore do not adhere to credit hours. Our goal is to get you certified and prepared to enter the workforce as a healthcare professional. By keeping our classes small, we ensure every student gets ample one on one instruction and coaching tailored to individual needs and experience levels.

Our classes are a combination of lab and lecture. Although preparing you for a national certification exam is a priority, we would rather spend a majority of our classroom time in the lab to get you acquainted and comfortable with various equipment and procedures.

Are there any prerequisites for your programs?

Healthcare is an amazing career move for many people. It’s a great career for those new and experienced working in healthcare and offers a wide variety of work environments and schedules. We require a high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent based on state and national regulations. We welcome students of all ages, education, and experience levels to join us in our classes.

Please visit our IV certification and EKG certification page to see those courses’ specific prerequisites.

How does phlebotomy certification work?

On the last day of class, we will have an in-class practical exam where you will sit down one-on-one with our instructor. It may sound a little daunting but it’s our opportunity to check in with you individually and make sure you’re comfortable with everything you’ve learned in class. In addition, it lets us give you our stamp of approval to move out into the world and start practicing phlebotomy.

We will cover your state’s specific guidelines for certification and licensing. Each state varies on their requirements for various medical certifications. Our program coordinators are happy to go over how certification works in your state.

Washington State has Specific Requirements

According to Washington State law, each applicant must attest to the following competencies: completion of HIV/AIDS training – seven hours, completion of high school education or its equivalent, and the ability to read, write, and converse in the English language.
The Department of Health will complete the final review for approval after a credentialing specialist verifies that the application is fully complete. They will complete background checks and make sure applicants have submitted the required fees.

On the last day of class, we will have an in class practical exam where you will sit down one-on-one with our instructor. It may sound a little daunting but it’s our opportunity to check in with you individually and make sure you’re comfortable with everything you’ve learned in class. In addition, it lets us give you our stamp of approval to move out into the world and start practicing phlebotomy.

Do you offer any job placement or externship options?

We are so excited that our students are eager to start their new careers. We have numerous community partners and colleagues in a variety of areas that we can connect you with in regards to employment. We are here to help guide you and are happy to offer one-on-one advice to help you get started in the right direction. Please reach out to one of our program directors to speak with your instructor for more information.

How do I sign up?

Please see Our Course Page where we post all of our open enrollment dates for all of our locations. 

As mentioned earlier, we require a non-refundable deposit for your initial signup and to reserve your seat. This is so we can prepare our classroom materials and purchase your textbook for you. On the first day of class, we handle the remaining balance. If you would like to pay your balance before your first day please reach out to us directly.

We hope that you found these answers helpful in your interest in our phlebotomy classes. If you’d like to hear more about us, our course, and class schedule, give us a call or send us an email directly or contact us. We hope to see you in class soon!