Phlebotomy Education

Complete Phlebotomy Training (CPT) is approved by California’s Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services as well as by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to provide high-quality education in the field of Phlebotomy.

You can become a California Certified Phlebotomist through our short-term educational program. You will receive professional instruction in all aspects of phlebotomy,  including an extensive clinical externship which will prepare you to pass the National Exam, get state certification, and start your successful new career.

This short-term course is ideal for non-medical persons as well as those medical professionals already in the field such as MA’s, CNA’s, EMT’s! For those looking to begin a new career in health care, the phlebotomy industry claims starting pay from $15.00 per hour and up. Our goal is to ensure that your new career advances with the highest level of knowledge and skill.

Why This Profession?

Phlebotomy is a rapidly growing profession with with numerous possibilities for employment.   A certified phlebotomist may work within the hospital, an independent laboratory, a doctor’s office, the blood bank, health clinics, or even mobile phlebotomy service… the choice is yours!

Why Certify?

California has the highest standards for Phlebotomy certification in the nation. The new standards in California established in 2003,set the tone for phlebotomy education throughout the United States, producing well trained, knowledgeable entry-level lab professionals. Employers are now required to hire certified phlebotomists to ensure compliance with California’s Department of Public Health – Laboratory Field Services.

For more information about certification please refer to:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about Phlebotomy certification and continuing education requirements

How Long Does it Take?

From start to finish, you will complete the entire course in less than 90 hours.  We offer a convenient class schedule which consists of weekday or weekend classes available for those with busy schedules. To be eligible, you must have either a High School diploma (CDE Accredited) or a GED.

How Much Does the Program Cost?

The cost of the program is broken down into three class sections for ease of payment:

The Basic Class (20-22 hours) is $550.00, the Advanced Class (20-22 hours) is $550.00, and the Clinical Class (40+ hours) is $675.00. There is a one-time (non-refundable) registration fee of $250.00. For the complete program tuition, you will make payments each week starting with a deposit of $625.00. You will invest a total of $2250.00 in tuition for this affordable and interesting profession. (All prices are subject to change)

School Overview

Our school promotes and teaches the art and study of phlebotomy. Our courses are taught by accredited, knowledgeable, and professional staff that are certified in many fields in addition to phlebotomy. Our School is approved by California’s Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services. We have been successfully teaching California’s future phlebotomists since 2003.

Our Goal

Our goal is to give each student the knowledge and practice required to successfully perform in the field of phlebotomy. We seek to give our students the skills necessary to not only obtain a job, but to advance in this highly specialized occupation.

Gain New Respect in the Medical Field as a Certified Phlebotomist!
CPT teaches Phlebotomy with the highest standards in accordance with the new State of California regulations.

  • This is a complete Phlebotomy program, not just a weekend overview
  • Quality instruction by experienced teachers
  • Classes available for the beginner or advanced student (CEU’s)
  • Basic, Advanced, & Clinical classes held in one convenient location
  • Student becomes eligible to take the National Phlebotomy Exam to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.
  • Continuing Education Units available!

Learn how Phlebotomy certification could change your life by offering you a professional career in the medical field and the opportunity to earn higher wages. Phlebotomy is more than just a job, it’s a respectable and lucrative medical profession!

Classes are held in Menifee (Sun City), California.  Please contact us online or call our School Office at 951-672-2446 for more information.


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Non-Discrimination Policy

CPT accepts all appropriately completed applications from all qualified prospective applicants regardless of age, sex, race, religion, marital status, disability, national origin, and complies with FEHA’s amended anti-discrimination policy which can be found here.
STATEMENT: “Any questions or problems concerning this school that have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the school should be directed to the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services, 850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA 94804, 510.620.3800.”
DISCLOSURE: “We are approved by the State of California. Approval means that we have met certain minimum standards imposed by the State for approved schools on the basis of our written application to the State.”


The state of California, as of April 9, 2003, has implemented certification requirements for those who currently practice phlebotomy, or wish to do so. All Phlebotomists and students must take a CDPH-LFS approved phlebotomy course, and upon completion of program pass the national exam, and apply for and receive certification form from CDPH-LFS. If you have had phlebotomy experience in the last 5 years, you may only need our advanced class to be eligible for the certification test and licensing required by CDPH-LFS.


Note: Students from other schools are welcome to take our Clinical courses, based on certain eligibility requirements.