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Frequently Asked Questions

What fees are associated with this program?

This earn-to-learn program does not have any application or tuition fees. Interns who are selected to participate will be expected to apply and pay for the required WA State MA-P license during the second week of class. Providence will reimburse the MA-P fee. Please refer to Tuition& Fees page.

Are there opportunities to attend the program at night or on weekends?

Most classroom learning experiences occur during the day, Monday through Friday. Clinical training occurs on day or evening shift. Please inquire as to the annual training schedule prior to applying.

Are there opportunities to work while in the program?

This training is a paid internship. Students who choose to work in addition to the internship usually do not work over 20 hours per week, and typically work on the weekends.

Do the Providence Phlebotomy Training Program graduates qualify for non-Providence phlebotomy positions?

Graduates are committed to work for Providence 24 months after training is completed. The program curriculum and training hours meet national and state phlebotomy training requirements. WA State licensure is required for work in Washington. Other states may require additional licensure.

Does successfully completing the program guarantee placement at Providence facilities?

Yes. After training is complete, interns may apply to open phlebotomist positions or enter the float pool as a supplemental phlebotomist until permanent positions become available. The paid position requires a 24-month work commitment as a phlebotomist at participating Providence laboratories. Applicants must be eligible to work at Providence facilities and eligible for WA State MA-P licensure.

Can I request a phone interview or does it have to be in person?

Interviews must be in person and are required as part of the selection process. Group interview dates are pre-determined; the session may last up to four hours and include multiple interview activities.

What is the national certification exam or BOC?

Since 1928, ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) Board of Certification (BOC) (formerly the ASCP Board of Registry) has been widely recognized as the preeminent leader in the certification of medical laboratory professionals. National certification is optional in WA State.

If you have questions regarding additional policies or procedures that govern students while attending the Phlebotomy Training Program, please contact us for further information.