How Long Does a Phlebotomy Certification Last?

Getting a phlebotomy certification is a great way to start your career in healthcare. It doesn’t require a college degree, and you can become certified in just a few months.

There’s one important thing to note before you enroll in a training program: you’ll need to renew your certification periodically throughout your career. Below, we’ll share everything you need to know about renewing your phlebotomy certification.

Here’s why renewal makes sense for your career

Most employers require or strongly encourage you to have a phlebotomy certification. Renewing your certification shows that you’re up-to-date on best practices and can even boost your earning potential.

How Often Do You Need to Renew Your Certification?

Once you earn your phlebotomy certification, you’ll need to renew it every two years. The expiration date will be listed on your certification card.

If you don’t renew your phlebotomy certification on time, you’ll need to apply for re-licensure. This process is much more time-consuming and expensive. To be eligible for re-licensure, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a certified phlebotomist in Texas for at least five years
  • Meet the continuing education requirements
  • Pass the re-licensure exam

If you don’t meet these requirements, you’ll need to reapply for certification and take the initial exam again.

Three steps you should follow to stay certified

As long as you stay on top of it, renewing your phlebotomy certification is a simple process.

Step 1: Earn continuing education (CE) credits

You’re required to earn 10 CE credits every two years to stay certified. You can fulfill this requirement at home by logging into your National Healthcare Association (NHA) account and selecting a course.

After you review the content for each course, you’ll take an online exam to demonstrate your knowledge.

Step 2: Renew your certification online

Once you earn the required CE credits, you can renew your certification online within your NHA account.

Step 3: Pay the recertification fee

Once you fill everything out, you’ll need to pay the certification renewal fee. That’s it! Your phlebotomist certification will be valid for another two years.

Use these tips for to make sure you renew your certification on time.

Here are a few tips we put together to help you renew your phlebotomy certification:

  • Start planning early: Don’t wait until the last minute to start earning your CE credits.
  • Mark your calendar: Remind yourself to renew your certification a month or two before it expires.
  • Sign up for email notifications: You’ll be notified if there are any changes to renewal requirements.

Ready to Become a Phlebotomist? Enroll in a Phlebotomy Training Program at NTX Training Institute Today!

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, enrolling in a phlebotomy training program is a great place to start. NTX Training Institute offers a training program that meets two nights a week for seven weeks.

Our program is designed to prepare you for the NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam, which you’ll get to take in a comfortable classroom setting.

Enroll in our phlebotomy training program today!

Meet the Author
Roxanne Lozano is the founder and lead instructor of NTX Training Institute. As a certified phlebotomist with over a decade of experience, Roxanne is strong proponent of a more compassionate, collaborative, and practical approach to phlebotomy education.

“Certification is the start,” she says. “I’m focused on building careers and changing lives.”

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