Coachella Valley Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CVCPT) Program

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By Southern California Nursing Academy, Inc. (SoCal Nursing)

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Southern California Nursing Academy, Inc. (SoCal Nursing) is sponsoring, supporting and helping to create the best, accessible and affordable Certified Phlebotomy Technician Program in the Coachella Valley Area and eventually in every part of Southern California.

A summary of the Coachella Valley Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CVCPT) Program is highlighted by the following:

  • Training Information:
    • 48 hours Lecture (Distance-Learning)
    • 40 Hours Externship (In-Person)
  • Upcoming Training Sessions:

    TBD Based on License Approval

  • Registration Fee: $2,000
  • Additional Fees:
    • National Exam
    • State License
    • Scrubs
  • Information Sessions: As needed by email, telephone, text message and personal meeting by appointment only

Audience:

The Coachella Valley Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CVCPT) Program Course is for healthcare providers who may be required to perform phlebotomy and blood withdrawals in the healthcare settings. These include personnel who will need the necessary knowledge, skills, and ability to begin, maintain, and perform to the highest standard of care in phlebotomy and withdraw of blood. This California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services course will fulfill the mandatory requirement for licensure in the State of California.

Features:

  • The course meets the requirements of the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services to become officially certified in Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) I.
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning important concepts and psychomotor skills for phlebotomy and blood withdrawal on first-rate mannikins and live peers, volunteers or designated proxies for the blood draws
  • Branded with the Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE)
  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and possible simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation and student/instructor feedback for a more comprehensive learning, positive, and non-discriminatory environment
  • Hands-on class format reinforces psychomotor skills proficiency for fine motor technique evaluation and confidence for future patient performance of blood withdrawals

 

Course Content, Course Prerequisites & Requirements:

The Coachella Valley Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CVCPT) Program provides a wealth of resources consistent with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)’s guidelines for the academic requirements, certification, training and examination that accomplishes the licensing and standard procedures in implementing and upholding a Certified Phlebotomy Technician Program (CDPH, 2021, March 13).

CVCPT follows the requirements for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician Program in regard to the “Scope of Practice,” “Academic Requirements,” “Training,” “Examination” and “Renewal.”

  • Scope of Practice
    • The Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I) certificate authorizes you to do skin puncture and venipuncture blood collection.
    • There are different requirements for applicants with no phlebotomy experience, applicants with less than 1040 hours of on-the-job phlebotomy experience, and applicants with 1040 or more hours of on-the-job phlebotomy experience in the last 5 years.
  • Academic Requirements (either one of the following)
    • Provide official transcript showing graduation date from an accredited high school in the U.S.
    • Pass one of the following tests:
      • General Educational Development (GED)
      • High School Equivalency (HiSET)
      • California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)
    • Provide official transcripts showing credit for general education courses completed at an accredited college or university. 
  • Training
    • Your training must be obtained in a phlebotomy program accredited by the California Department of Public Health.
    • There are three paths for training and experience, depending on the applicant’s on-the-job phlebotomy experience.
      • For an applicant with no on-the-job phlebotomy experience or less than 40 hoursof on-the-job phlebotomy experience:
        • Complete 40 hours of basic and advanced didactic (classroom) phlebotomy training from a phlebotomy program accredited by the California Department of Public Health. You must upload the certificate of completion during the online application process.
        • Complete 40 hours phlebotomy practice in a clinical setting that includes performance of at least 50 venipunctures and 10 skin punctures and observation of arterial punctures in a phlebotomy training program approved by the California Department of Public Health. You must upload a California Statement of Phlebotomy Practical Training signed by an MD, DO, PA, RN, CLB, CLS, or CPT.
      • For an applicant with at least 40 hours but less than 1040 hours of on-the-job phlebotomy experience in the past 5 years:
        • Complete 40 hours of basic and advanced didactic (classroom) phlebotomy training from a phlebotomy program accredited by the California Department of Public Health. You must upload the certificate of completion during the online application process.
        • Complete at least 40 hours of experience in a clinical setting in the last 5 years. This experience must include at least 50 venipunctures and 10 skin punctures and observation of arterial punctures. You must upload a Letter of Phlebotomy Experience for California Certification(PDF) signed by an MD, DO, or CLB.
      • For an applicant with 1040 or more hours of on-the-job phlebotomy experience in the past 5 years:
        • Complete 20 hours of advanced didactic (classroom) phlebotomy training from a phlebotomy program accredited by the California Department of Public Health. You must upload the certificate of completion during the online application process.
        • Document completion of at least 50 venipunctures and 10 skin punctures and observation of arterial punctures. You must upload a Letter of Phlebotomy Experience for California Certification(PDF) signed by the CLIA laboratory director.
      • Examinations
        • You must have passed a national certification examination from one of the certifying organizations approved by the California Department of Public Health.
        • Renewal
          • Once you receive your certificate you will need to renew it every two years. To renew, you must pay a fee and submit documentation of continuing education. For information about the renewal process please visit the LFS renewal webpage.

Course Prerequisites & Requirements:

  • If a student has an acute or chronic medical condition that prevents him or her from participating (e.g., such as pregnancy, predisposing vasovagal response, etc.), a medical release form needs to be signed by his or her personal doctor in order to partake in the live psychomotor skills evaluation and assessment portions of the course.
  • Students are required to attend the full 88-hour classroom time in order to be certified. Any missed contact hours for the course needs to be made-up or remediated for full course completion and certification at the California State level per State of California Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Public Health Laboratory Field Services guidelines and recommendations.
  • Student Attire must include medical scrubs and shoes that are closed toes in addition to personal protective equipment (PPE), which will be provided during the course as a universal precaution.
  • For the safety and precaution of our other students in addition to the nature of this course, individuals who have been diagnosed with any active bloodborne diseases are approached with in a case-by-case non-discriminatory basis and may, unfortunately, be ineligible to attend this course due to the bloodborne pathogen exposure risks during Phlebotomy and Blood Withdrawal hands-on practicing by novice students.

Course Materials:

  • All course materials will be provided to you during your course schedule date and time.
    • CVCPT supplies and equipment
  • Provider manual will be provided on the first day of class if purchased.

Course Format/Time:

  • Classroom-based
    • Instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout
  • Full course:
    • Theory (Lecture Through In-Person and/or Distance Learning) – 48 Hours, plus additional time for breaks and lunch
    • Clinical (In-Person Externship) – 40 Hours, plus additional time for breaks and lunch
    • 88 Hour Course
  • The format, duration, and time for the course abides by the new policy of the State of California Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Public Healthy Laboratory Field Services, which requires a 88 Hours of Lecture and Externship requirements:
    • There are three paths for training and experience, depending on the applicant’s on-the-job phlebotomy experience.
      • For an applicant with no on-the-job phlebotomy experience or less than 40 hoursof on-the-job phlebotomy experience:
        • Complete 40 hours of basic and advanced didactic (classroom) phlebotomy training from a phlebotomy program accredited by the California Department of Public Health. You must upload the certificate of completion during the online application process.
        • Complete 40 hours phlebotomy practice in a clinical setting that includes performance of at least 50 venipunctures and 10 skin punctures and observation of arterial punctures in a phlebotomy training program approved by the California Department of Public Health. You must upload a California Statement of Phlebotomy Practical Training signed by an MD, DO, PA, RN, CLB, CLS, or CPT.
      • For an applicant with at least 40 hours but less than 1040 hours of on-the-job phlebotomy experience in the past 5 years:
        • Complete 40 hours of basic and advanced didactic (classroom) phlebotomy training from a phlebotomy program accredited by the California Department of Public Health. You must upload the certificate of completion during the online application process.
        • Complete at least 40 hours of experience in a clinical setting in the last 5 years. This experience must include at least 50 venipunctures and 10 skin punctures and observation of arterial punctures. You must upload a Letter of Phlebotomy Experience for California Certification(PDF) signed by an MD, DO, or CLB.
      • For an applicant with 1040 or more hoursof on-the-job phlebotomy experience in the past 5 years:
        • Complete 20 hours of advanced didactic (classroom) phlebotomy training from a phlebotomy program accredited by the California Department of Public Health. You must upload the certificate of completion during the online application process.
        • Document completion of at least 50 venipunctures and 10 skin punctures and observation of arterial punctures. You must upload a Letter of Phlebotomy Experience for California Certification(PDF) signed by the CLIA laboratory director.

Course Fee:

  • Initial (first-time)/Healthcare Providers: $2000
    • Full Program: Basic and Advanced Didactic Training with Clinical Placement
  • Refresher Course/Renewing Healthcare Providers: $1600
    • Partial: Basic Didactic (In-Class) Training Leading to Limited Phlebotomy Technician
    • Partial: Advanced Training Only for Students with More Than 1040 Hours Verified Experience; No Clinical Placement
    • Partial: Basic and Advanced Training for Students With 40 to 1040 Hours Verified Experience; No Clinical Placement
  • Promotional Group Discount (10% Off Regular Price): $1800

Certification:

  • A Certificate of Course Completion and Certification by the Coachella Valley Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CVCPT) Program will be issued upon completion of the course.
    • CVCPT Certification for Phlebotomy and Blood Withdrawal meets all California State requirements.
    • Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) will send all of the necessary documents to the State of California Health and Human Services Agency and California Department of Public Health Laboratory Field Services on behalf of our valued students.
  • For “Other” Qualified Healthcare Providers, a Certificate of Course Completion will be issued upon completion of the course.
  • Students who successfully complete the Coachella Valley Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CVCPT) Program Course, including the following components, will receive an Coachella Valley Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CVCPT) Program Course Completion Card:
    • Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations.
    • Complete the basic and advanced theoretical and clinical contents including the practice session requirements, psychomotor skills evaluation and testing.
    • The student must attend the full course and must attend another course time and date if there is an absence to complete the requirement for certification.
    • Live Phlebotomy and Blood Withdrawal insertion or “sticks” will be performed on other students present as well as additional designated proxies who volunteer to be the Phlebotomy and Blood Withdrawal practice patient.

Continuing Education:

  • The full course is 88-hour course designed for official certification and completion of Continuing Medical Educations (CME)/Continuing Education Units (CEU).

Other Information:

  • Provider manuals and/or course supplements can be picked up on the day of the course if purchased and applicable.
  • The students are provided the Coachella Valley Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CVCPT) Program equipment set for the course, which, if lost, will have a $30 charge for another replacement equipment set.
  • Please refer to PDRE’s Cancellation Policy, “No Show” Policy, and Customer Payments.
  • Contacting the CDPH Laboratory Field Services for more information about certifying students in California for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT)
  • The Coachella Valley Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CVCPT) Program is sponsored by Southern California Nursing Academy, Inc. (SoCal Nursing). The Accrediting or Approval Agency is the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPE).

Scheduling & Discounts:

  • Register early because classroom-based courses fill-up quickly
  • Enrollment is limited
  • Course scheduling is subject to change without notice
  • Please call us if you have any questions or for discounted group rates and seasonal promotions!
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