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.

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