Traditional Program

Medical Assistant – Phlebotomy Certification:

During the first week of the term that 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 Phlebotomy Technician Completion Worksheet
    • The completed worksheet needs to be submitted to the program director.  This is also the worksheet that will address any waivers or substitutions for the prerequisites or courses.
  3. Complete the application for graduation/certification, this is the document that allows the college to identify (list) your certificate on your transcript.
  4. Submit the signed “completion worksheet” AND completed “application for graduation/certification” to the office of Evaluations / Graduation.

After successful completion of your practicum (externship) and after grades have been posted for that term.

  1. Verify issuance of your certificate (this usually takes 2 weeks AFTER the end of the term it was validated), it will be indicated on the bottom of your transcript, “Phlebotomy Certificate”.
  2. Complete the Washington State Department of Health MA-Phlebotomy Certification application
  3. Request that official transcripts be sent to the Department of Health directly from Bellevue College, per page 3 of the State application, item 7(A). (This is why you should verify the certificate, step (1) above.)
  4. 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.