Medical Assistant – Phlebotomy Certification
Students who are not completing the traditional route (phlebotomy program), cannot have “Phlebotomy Technician certificate” indicated on their transcript, however, they may still apply for Washington State certification through an alternate route. You will still want to apply for certification in your primary discipline of study, as such, follow the same steps for your certification.
During the last week of the term before you will be entering your practicum (externship) complete the following steps:
1. Verify that you have completed ALL required courses and prerequisites for graduation (other than the externship you are currently enrolled in).
2. Complete the Professional Technical Degree/Certification application for graduation (select “Certificate of Achievement” from the options). Select your actual program (CLA, EDT), not phlebotomy.
3. If you have any transfers, substitutions or waivers; ensure they have been processed.
After successful completion of your practicum (externship) AND after grades have been posted for that term. You may apply for the “non-traditional” phlebotomy certification.
5. Do Not complete page 5 of the Washington State application.
6. Contact the Allied Health department, schedule an appointment and bring page 5 of the Washington State application to this appointment. This MUST be done in person.
7. Send your completed Washington State Application, along with any fees or other documentation to the Department of Health (their address and information is in the packet / application).
Once you have completed the above steps and the Department of Health has your application materials, it can take 2-6 weeks for your certification to be issued. This is at the State level; the College does not have control over the issuance.
Last Updated May 3, 2016