Kaiser Permanente phlebotomy training is conducted by Kaiser's Phlebotomy Basic/Advanced Technician program that entails 320 hours of instructive and clinical training and awards a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion. The program is designed for individuals seeking a career in phlebotomy and the California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I certification.
The Kaiser phlebotomy program consists of 80 hours of didactic training, 80 hours of classroom instruction and 160 hours of clinical work. Students must attend the entire 320 hours of training to complete the program under California law. Graduates of the program earn a certificate of completion that enables them to sit for national certification examinations. Passing the national certification examination allows them to apply to the state for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician I certification. After achieving the CPT I certification, students can apply for the CPT II certification by submitting documentation that they have performed 22 arterial punctures. The Kaiser program does not provide clinical training for arterial punctures.
To become eligible for the program, students must pass a mandatory drug screening and background check and submit a completed application and an application fee; an official high school transcript, GED, or an official transcript from another accredited school showing at least 12 credits; immunization documentation and an immunization form signed by their physician; documentation of a recent physical examination; and a valid CPR card.