Upon completion of the PLAB 1323 (Phlebotomy) and PLAB 1460 (Phlebotomy Clinical) courses, students will be eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) PBT Board of Registry exam. Student eligibility will be through Route 2 of certification requirements. Once a student passes the exam, they will be nationally certified as a phlebotomist. Completion of these courses may also qualify students for other certifications as a phlebotomist offered by other agencies. For more information on the ASCP PBT BOR exam, go to https://www.ascp.org/content/board-of-certification/get-credentialed#us-certifications.
The State of Texas does not require state licensure for phlebotomists. Some states require that phlebotomists be licensed in their state to be employed as a phlebotomist. For information about state licensure outside the state of Texas, please refer to the resources offered by each state regarding their requirements.
The mission of the American Society for Clinical Pathology is to provide excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists and laboratory professionals.
Central Texas College provides accessible and quality educational opportunities that support a diverse student population and promotes student success, completion and employability.
Central Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and certificates of completion. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Central Texas College.