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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of tuition and fees?

There is a $25, non-refundable application fee. Tuition is approximately $2,000. Student lab fees are $75 for the entire training. There is a non-refundable acceptance fee of $300. Funds from the acceptance fee go towards initial WA State licensure and ASCP BOC costs for the graduate.

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

The 8-week program is full-time, in-person, Monday-Friday.

Most learning experiences occur during the day. Training can occur on day or evening shift. Students must complete the entire training to graduate and be eligible for licensure and the national certification exam. Please inquire as to the annual training schedule prior to applying.

Are there opportunities to work while in the program?

Students who choose to work usually do not work over 10-15 hours per week, and typically work on the weekends.

Is tuition assistance available for this program?

Tuition reimbursement may be available to current, qualified Providence caregivers. The School of Phlebotomy is not eligible for federal financial aid. Graduates who apply for and accept phlebotomy positions within Providence may qualify for tuition repayment under a work agreement.

Do the Providence School of Phlebotomy graduates qualify for non-Providence phlebotomy positions?

The program curriculum and training hours meet national phlebotomy training requirements. Graduates are eligible to apply for open Providence and non-Providence phlebotomy positions. 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?

No, however graduates of the PSHMC School of Phlebotomy are more competitive for open phlebotomy positions at Providence facilities.

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.

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.

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