Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I) Certificate

The Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I) course is a 4-9 week program that is designed for students who have expressed an interest in entry level phlebotomy. This course, approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), will train and authorizes you to do skin puncture and venipuncture blood collection. You will receive 40 hours of theory instruction and will be required to complete at minimum 40 hours of clinical externship at a clinical site under supervision. Graduates of the program meet the state requirements to be eligible to take the national certification examination. After completing the CPT program and successfully passing the national certification test, the student is issued a national Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I) certificate.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a valid CPR or BLS license from American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  • A valid social security number (SSN) AND current government issued ID
  • Submit a current health and physical form, immunization records and current TB test complete by a Physician (MD) or Nurse practitioner (NP)
    - For a physical form to be considered current, it must be completed within the last year and not expire during program.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent:
    - General Educational Development (GED) OR
    - High School Equivalency (HiSET) OR
    - California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) OR
    - Provide official transcripts showing credit for general education courses completed at an accredited college or university.


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


  • Registration Fee
  • Tuition
  • Book: Hartman’s Complete Guide for the Phlebotomy Technician
  • Two (2) sets of uniform
  • Student ID badge
  • Liability Insurance


Students accepted into the Certified Phlebotomy Technician training program will be notified in person or via phone or email.  Applicants accepted into the Certified Phlebotomy Technician program must submit the following: health and physical form, immunizations record including COVID vaccination and TB test.  The applicant must not have any communicable diseases, infections, psychological disorders and other conditions that would prevent the successful performance of the responsibilities and tasks required in the education and training.

This program is approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Laboratory Field Services (LFS). For additional information you may contact LFSphlebotomy@cdph.ca.gov.

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


If you are ready to start the enrollment process, please click the link below to download the registration documents and call us at (805) 385-5485 to schedule a registration appointment.