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PBT(AAB) – Phlebotomy Technician

To be certified as PBT(AAB) – Phlebotomy Technician – an individual must meet one (1) of the following requirements: 

1. Be a high school graduate (or equivalent)
AND
Complete within the last five (5) years a phlebotomy training school program accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or a phlebotomy program approved by the California Department of Health Services or any other state approved agency acceptable to the Board
AND
Successfully complete a minimum of one hundred (100) venipunctures and twenty-five (25) skin punctures within the ten (10) years immediately prior to the application date 
AND
Pass the AAB Board of Registry's Phlebotomy examination.
OR
 
2. Be a high school graduate (or equivalent)
AND
Complete within the last five (5) years an acceptable phlebotomy training program consisting of a minimum of
- forty (40) clock hours of classroom instruction/training that includes anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system; specimen
   collection processing and handling; and appropriate safety, quality control, and administrative functions for phlebotomists
AND
- forty (40) clock hours of practical training/instructions
AND
Successfully complete a minimum of one hundred (100) venipunctures and twenty-five (25) skin punctures within the ten (10) years immediately prior to the application date 
AND
Pass the AAB Board of Registry's Phlebotomy examination.
OR
 
3. Be a high school graduate (or equivalent)
AND
Complete within the last five (5) years a minimum of six (6) months (1040 clock hours) of full time work experience as a phlebotomist in a CLIA-regulated laboratory
AND
Successfully complete a minimum of one hundred (100) venipunctures and twenty-five (25) skin punctures within the ten (10) years immediately prior to the application date 
AND
Pass the AAB Board of Registry's Phlebotomy examination.

Note:  Passing the AAB Board of Registry’s MT, MLT, or POLT certifying examinations will be accepted in lieu of the AAB Board of Registry’s phlebotomy examination. However, certifying or licensure examinations for other health care occupations (e.g., RN, LPN) are not acceptable substitutes for the AAB Board of Registry’s Phlebotomy examination.
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