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Program Description

The training period allows for extensive experience with current technology, expert instructors, and a diversity of patient phlebotomy opportunities, including adult/child in-patient and out-patient environments.

Program Duration:


  • 3-4 training cohorts/year
  • Potential training cohorts are accepted for January, April, July, and October start dates. The schedule is subject to change. Please contact us for current information.

Training Structure:

  • Lecture & Student lab
  • Clinical Draws
  • Instructors include experienced faculty, phlebotomists, and hospital leaders

Curriculum Covers:

  • Blood and non-blood collection, transport, processing, and handling techniques for patients of all ages and conditions, and for various testing requirements
  • Healthcare delivery and medical terminology
  • Infection control and safety
  • Basic human anatomy and physiology
  • Point of care and waived test performance
  • Workplace communication and professionalism
  • Laboratory operations and practice
  • Please contact us for current information

Certification Exam

Graduates from the PSHMC School of Phlebotomy are eligible for Washington State Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy licensure and receive a certificate of completion. The certificate qualifies the graduate to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) National Board of Certification exam (BOC). Some states may require additional licensure.