Phlebotomists may now apply online for certification. https://secure.cps.ca.gov/cltreg/
Applicable Laws and Regulations
California Business and Professions Code: Sections 1240-1246.5 (there are other sections that apply to billing issues and license offenses)
Health and Safety Code: Sections 120580 and 120900-120920 (there are other sections that apply embedded in these sections).
California Code of Regulations - Title 17: Section 1034 (there are other sections that apply embedded in these sections).
Division 1. State Department of Health Services
Chapter 2. Laboratories
Subchapter 1. Service Laboratories
Group 2. Clinical Laboratory Regulations
Article 1.5. Licensure of Clinical Laboratory Personnel
§ 1034 Certification of Phlebotomy Technicians
"Phlebotomy Regulations" (PowerPoint, 2MB)
This is a PowerPoint overview of the phlebotomy regulations.
How To Obtain a Phlebotomy Certificate (PDF):
This is a table which describes the step-by-step process of how a new or experienced phlebotomist will obtain a California State issued certificate under the new phlebotomy regulations.
Approved Phlebotomy Certification Examinations(PDF):
This document lists the national phlebotomy certification examinations which have been approved for state certification purposes. Passing one of these examinations shall only satisfy the examination requirement for state certification. All other requirements, as education, training and payment of fees to the state, must also be met.
Approved Phlebotomy Training School list(PDF)
This document provides a list of all currently state approved phlebotomy training programs.
The most common questions and answers concerning the phlebotomy regulations.