How Online Courses with CCMCC work

  • Step 1 : Student Registration

    Registration is quick and easy, simply fill out the form and click submit and within seconds you are ready to start your online education with Contra Costa Medical Career College.

  • Step 2 : Course Enrollment

    Now that you are a registered student, its time to find a course that fits your needs and enroll.

    Also during this Step, you will make payment. We accept credit cards and PayPal.

  • Step 3 : Begin Your Course

    After your enrollment is complete, you can instantly begin your course. We keep track of your progress, so you can focus on the cirriculum.

  • Step 4 : Complete Your Exam

    Once you have finished the Course, you can take your Exam. You must get at least 80% of the Exam correct. If you fail the Exam, you are allowed to retake the Exam only once.

  • Step 5 : Receive Your Certificate

    Once you have completed your Course and Exam, you will be able to Print and Download your Certificate.

APPLYING FOR CALIFORNIA PHLEBOTOMY CERTIFICATION

Step 1

"On-the-job" Experience

You will need to send a request for a "Letter of phlebotomy experience" document to onlineCourses@ccmcc.org. Please include your contact information, and most importantly, your employers contact information. This includes: Employer’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and fax number. Contra Costa Medical Career College will then contact your employer and provide the “Letter of Experience” document to your employer. Once the document is received by your employer, he/she will need to verify your work experience by completing the document in its entirety including their complete signature and license number. The signature must be that of a Laboratory Director/MD, DO, CLB for that site. The completed document is required when you apply for California State Certification and a copy must be sent to the CDPH-LFS with your application documents. This document is also required by all of the approved National testing organizations at the time you register to sit for the National Certification exam.

California residents: This is a very important step and early preparation will prevent major issues when it comes to applying to the State of California CDPH-LFS for certification once everything has been completed. The CDPH-LFS will verify the MD and license number and experience location with the Medical Board during the processing of your application.

Step 2

Once you have received the completed and signed document of experience from your employer you may register to sit for a National Certification Exam of your choice. Please contact the exam organizations directly to arrange location, time and date of testing.

The following is a list of the 5 CDPH-LFS approved examination organizations:

  • ACA (574) 277-4538
  • AMT (800) 275-1268
  • ASCP (312) 738-1336
  • NCCT/MMCI (800) 875-4404
  • NHA (800) 499-9092

You may contact them directly about taking their exam.

Step 3

Once you have passed an approved National Certification exam, you will receive your certificate in the mail within 4-6 weeks (depending on organization). Contact specific testing organization directly for questions regarding their process.

Step 4

California residents: Once you receive your certificate from the National Certification examination organization you will apply for California State certification online at https://secure.cps.ca.gov/cltreg/pt_certinfo.asp

You must apply online with a Visa or Master card only. Checks and money orders are not an accepted form of payment and will be returned. Paper applications will not be accepted. You will then send copies of all required documents to:

Laboratory Field Services/CPT applicants
850 Marina Bay Parkway
Building P, 1stfloor
Richmond, CA 94804- 6403

Phone: (510) 620-3800 : Ask for CPT application section or email LFSpersonnel@cdph.ca.gov

The required documents include:
  1. LFS attestation page- signed and dated. This page is found at https://secure.cps.ca.gov/cltreg/pt_certinfo.asp
  2. Copy of certificate of completion from Contra Costa Medical Career College Online Comprehensive Phlebotomy Program. Both Comprehensive Basic Phlebotomy and Advanced Phlebotomy certificates of completion are required if you have less that 6 months experience. Only the advanced phlebotomy certificate of completion is required if you have more than 6 months experience.
  3. Copy of the completed "Letter of experience" or "Statement of practical training" whichever applies to you, signed by your employer or approved training site preceptor.
  4. Copy of the certificate of completion from a National Certification Examination.
  5. Direct your High School to send a copy of your sealed High School transcript or GED/HS Proficiency Exam Transcripts to the address above.
  6. Two passport photos with your name written on the back.

Please allow up to 8 weeks for processing of your California state certification application.

This is a very helpful link and may answer many unanswered questions you may have.https://secure.cps.ca.gov/cltreg/pt_faq.asp

Non-California residents

Please refer to your state's specific guidelines. Your state agency contact infomration is listed at http://cms.hhs.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/CLIA/Downloads/CLIASA.pdf

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