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Online Phlebotomy Technician Certification
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Online Phlebotomy Technician Certification  Exam--$150

Earning a certification is a great way to advance your career in phlebotomy. Although certification isn’t required in most states, employers are inclined to hire phlebotomists with proper certification. This exam was devised for those individuals who have already acquired the proper training and experience required for a career in Phlebotomy.

Why take a NHOCERT exam?

1. You do not travel to a special location. NHOCERT exams are taken online with any computer by logging into the website.

2. You do not wait for an assigned testing date. NHOCERT exams are taken at anytime of day since it is an online exam. 

3. You do not feel like someone is watching you. NHOCERT exams are proctored by recording using the computer camera.

4. You have a 3 hour time limit to complete 100 multiple choice questions.

5. Results are available immediately after completing the exam.

6. Upon successfully completing the exam, your certification is immediately available for printing.



1. Must be 18 years old or more.

2. Provide proof of 30 or more completed venipunctures, plus 10 or more completed lancet finger or heel sticks. This could be documented paperwork or if sticks are undocumented, a letter from employer stating your position, job description, and length of employment. The length of employment must be at least 3 months. Please email letter to  

3. Access to a computer with internet and a camera.

This is a multiple-choice exam, covering all aspects of phlebotomy (basic and advanced), with emphasis on Safety Techniques and Special Procedures.

The following is an outline of the topics covered within the exam: Standard Venipuncture, Order Forms/Requisitions, Equipment, Labeling of Specimens, Tubes, Order of Draw, Procedural Issues, Vein Selection, Site Selection Finger sticks, Possible Complications, Medical Terminology, Infection Prevention & Control, Safety Techniques, Common Transmittable Diseases, Special Procedures: Butterflies, Bleeding Time Tests, Glucose Tolerance Tests, Arterial Draws (Blood Gases), Cold Agglutinin Tests, Blood Cultures, Fibrin Degradation Products (with knowledge of Thrombo-Wellco Test), Burn Victims, and Pediatrics.


Each certification exam is 100 questions with a passing score of 70 or greater. A time limit of 3 hours is allowed. The exam is taken on our website with your login information provided at registration. Since the exam is web-based and may be taken from any device with internet and video access. It may be taken at your convenience 24/7. Your score is provided at the completion of the exam. Only one attempt per payment. 

Requirements must be met to attempt exam. The exam scoring is electronic. The Director is designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or reconsiderations. NHOCERT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nation origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

Three attempts to pass the exam per person is allowed. The exam cost is $150 per attempt.

As of January 2023, 1422 candidates have attempted the exam with 897 currently certified. 

Renewal of certifications are annual.  A renewal fee of $100 per year is required.  If the expiration date has passed, a late fee of $25 is added the 10th day of expiration of the certification or $50 is added the 90th day after the expiration date. If you have any questions, please contact NHOCERT at: .

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