This 36 hour course, approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, is designed to teach LVN/LPNs the basic techniques and procedures for intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal. Students will receive 27 hours of theory and 9 hours of clinical experience and must perform at least 3 individually supervised successful venipunctures and 3 individually supervised skin punctures on live subjects.


  • Must have a current CA Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN/LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • A valid social security number (SSN) AND current government issued ID
  • Must have a valid CPR or BLS license from American Heart Association or American Red Cross


Applicants must complete and submit an enrollment agreement to VTI for consideration.


  • Registration Fee
  • Tuition
  • IV/BW Certification throught the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT)
  • Liability Insurance




This program is approved by Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. They can be reached at (916) 263-7800.

For additional information you may contact Ventura Training Institute at (805) 385-5485.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I miss days of class?
No. You must complete the class in its entirity. Any no calls or no shows will forfeit your registration fee. Please refer to our cancellation and refund policy for more information.

2. I am still an LVN student or I don't have my license yet. Can I still attend the class?

Yes, you can attend the class. However, we can only issue you the certificate of completion and send a copy to the BVNPT once you receive your LVN license. Additionally, we request that be on your last semester of the LVN program if you are still in class or in between your graduation and exam date. You will need to notify us when you get your license so we can send your certificate to the board.

3. I am not an LVN. Can I still take this class?
Unfortunately, this class is designed for nursing students; so unless you are an LVN or RN student, you will not be able to take this class. Please keep in mind, that if you are an RN student taking this course, it is given as a refresher and will not grant you any additional certification or credit.

4. How long does it take to show that I am IV/BW certified in the BVNPT's website?
We send your certificate to the board as soon as you complete all the requirements for the class. Generally, it takes about 60-90 days for the board to update your license.

5. What will be my proof that I am IV/BW certified while waiting for the update on the board's website?
The certificate of completion that we issue you right after the class will serve as a proof that you are IV certified. You can show this to your employer while waiting for the update from the board's website.

6. Will I receive something from the BVNPT after they have updated my profile?
No. If you need a hard copy of your license, you can request it directly from the BVNPT. This cost about $30. All licenses are now digital and updated online. You can search your license information here.

7. Do you offer a discount?
If you can arrange a class for your friends, group rates start with a group of 6 or more. Please contact us for more information.