If you're preparing to become a Phlebotomy Technician, you'll have to take a Phlebotomy Certification Exam, and Varsity Tutors can enroll you in a St. Louis phlebotomy certification course that can give you insight into what you can expect to see on the test and provide instruction to prepare you appropriately. Many states require certification, and even in cases where certification isn't required a certificate can give you more experience practicing your trade and can serve as a bargaining chip when negotiating a higher salary, or can even help you land a new position. A certification course can assist you in facing the exam with confidence, so you can put your best foot forward.
There is no single recognized certification exam for phlebotomists, and exams are offered by several agencies, such as the American Society for Clinical Pathology or the National Phlebotomy Association. Prerequisites vary, so you should be aware of your state's requirements and the requirements of the agency that you're being certified by. However, in most cases, you'll need a high school diploma or GED, a certificate from a postsecondary phlebotomy program, and of course, a passing grade on the exam itself. Exams cover topics like the structure and function of the circulatory system, specimen collection and handling, lab operations, waived and point-of-care testing, and professional ethics and regulations. There's a lot of ground to cover, and the exam can be intimidating, but St. Louis phlebotomy certification training can give you a comprehensive overview and help you brush up on any subjects that you need to review.
A St. Louis phlebotomy certification class is offered entirely online in a virtual classroom. You'll be able to see and speak with your instructor and classmates thanks to our video chat platform, so classes can function just like a traditional classroom might. Your instructor can give lectures on important aspects of phlebotomy like patient communication and assessment, common tests, and complications you might encounter. You can also go over sample questions similar to what you'll see on the exam, so you can get acclimated the test in a friendly and supportive environment. Your instructor can also have you and your classmates work together in group discussions, so you can get the chance to draw upon the experiences and viewpoints that your colleagues bring to the table and share your own skills as well. This can give you a new perspective on many aspects of phlebotomy and help you reinforce your existing knowledge collaboratively. You'll be able to request private meetings with your instructor outside of class, too, where you can work through material that you're struggling with and get caught up.
We're aware that many busy professionals can find attending traditional, in-person classes difficult, particularly when it comes to the time commitment necessitated by lengthy commutes. An online class bypasses the need for a commute while still allowing you to work with your colleagues face-to-face, and allows you to work in a space that you find comfortable and free of distractions, be that your own home or workplace, or a public study spot like a cafe or a library like the University City Public Library or the St. Louis Public Library. Several class times are on offer, and you can choose between two-week and four-week class sessions, so you can find something that suits your availability.
If you give Varsity Tutors a call we can give you more information about our offerings and get you signed up for St. Louis phlebotomy certification training painlessly. New class sections start monthly, so if you reach out now you can get access to guided study faster than you may expect. Contact Varsity Tutors today and get started preparing for the next step in your career as a certified phlebotomist.