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7-Week Phlebotomy

  • Next Start date: Revolving
  • Duration: 7 Weeks
  • Level: Beginner
  • Location: On-Site, Externship Location

All of our phlebotomy training classes are comprehensive and emphasizes a “hands-on” method – each student will draw blood at least once in every class. These draws will be performed with supervision on other class members. Our instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of phlebotomy techniques. In addition, you will learn the “tricks of the trade” that will help with special patients and difficult draws.

Our Phlebotomy Program provides the student with skills and training in order to succeed as a phlebotomist. This course contains 6-weeks of lecture, discussion, and practical instruction in the lab, followed by a 40-hour clinical externship at a local patient service center, hospital or clinic. The hours of the externship are site-specific but are usually done over the space of one week, Monday through Friday. This is a larger time commitment but the externship is a valuable clinical experience. Please contact our office if you have any questions about course requirements or time commitments.

Our experienced instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of blood drawing techniques, safety standards, basic anatomy and physiology, and other areas such as:

Phlebotomy program content includes:

  • HIPAA and Patient's Rights
  • Universal Precautions and Safety
  • Venipuncture with Vacutainers, Butterflies and Syringes
  • Finger and Heel Sticks
  • Blood and Blood Components
  • Medical Laboratory Terminology
  • Test Tubes – Uses, Additives and Order of Draw
  • Professionalism
  • Special Procedures - Bleeding Times, Blood Cultures, Glucose Tolerance Testing
  • Difficult Draws – Tricks of the Trade

  • Phlebotomy Program Admissions Requirements:
  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • High School Diploma, GED, or International High School Diploma Equivalency


    The 7-Week phlebotomy program consists of the four following parts:

    Lecture Skills Lab Assessments Clinical Externship
    Two sessions per week for 6-weeks. Each session is 4 hours and features about 2 hours of lecture each session. Introduction to the lab with hands-on skills and live venipunctures. 4 quizzes based on chapter material are required and given throughout the program. After completion of the 6-week on-site portion, a 1-week clinical externship will be assigned.
    Material is presented by a qualified and state approved instructor. Mechanics of equipment and specimen handling are taught alongside techniques of venipuncture. A comprehensive multiple-choice final examination is given prior to externship. Students must complete all 40 clinical externship hours to be awarded your certificate. A booklet is provided for assessment and hours logging.
    A book is provided to you for reference during and after the program. A focus on professionalism and patient care prepares students for the real-world setting. Final skills evaluation on venipuncture technique and professionalism is performed prior to externship. Various factors are considered in externship placement, including progress in the program, payment compliance, attendance, and student preference.

    The following is the break-down for tuition and fees for the Phlebotomy program.

    • Registration Fee: $50
    • Tuition: $500
    • Laboratory Fee: $150
    • Books and Supplies: $100
    • Externship Fee: $100
    Registration fee is due to hold your seat in the program and is nonrefundable after 3 business days

    Externships are performed at clinical facilities which have agreed to partner with ISP to provide students with the opportunity to not only fulfill the required clinical hours, but to interact with patients and other healthcare professionals in a real-world clinical environment where skills are put in context. This placement is completely coordinated by ISP's externship coordinator and students are assigned to sites based on a number of factors, including attendance, payment compliance, progress in the program, and student preference. Students should plan on having a full week of availability the two weeks immediately following the end date of the class in order to attend externship, which is performed Monday through Friday during the operational hours of the clinical site, which typically fall somewhere between 6am to 6pm.

    Externship placements are throughout the greater Indianapolis area and the state of Indiana and the requirements of each clinical facility vary but typically include a TB test and criminal background check, while others may also have additional requirements such as a lab coat, health assessment, immunization records, or other records.

    The Indiana School of Phlebotomy is an Office of Career and Technical Schools accredited institution offering certificates in Phlebotomy. Students who have successfully completed the Phlebotomy Program will be given the option to sit for an accredited national examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). This is optional and employment is not contingent upon successful completion, although it may make an individual more competitive in the job market.

    CPT EXAM - August 09, 20241:30pm July 30, 2024
    CPT EXAM - September 15, 20241:30pm September 05, 2024
    CPT EXAM - September 16, 20246pm September 06, 2024
    CPT EXAM - September 27, 20241:30pm September 17, 2024
    CPT EXAM - November 03, 20241:30pm October 24, 2024
    CPT EXAM - November 06, 20246pm October 27, 2024
    CPT EXAM - November 22, 20241:30pm November 12, 2024
    CPT EXAM - December 29, 20241:30pm December 19, 2024
    CPT EXAM - December 30, 20246pm December 20, 2024
    CPT EXAM - January 24, 20251:30pm January 14, 2025

    Payment plans are available to divide the cost of the program over the time you are enrolled. These plans are provided at no additional cost and available to all students. You can choose one of the three payment plans listed below to pay for your enrollment in the Phlebotomy program at ISP:

    Plan A Plan B Plan C
    Registration Fee $50 at Registration $50 at Registration $50 at Registration
    Week 1 $425 $150 $300
    Week 2 $85 $140 $0
    Week 3 $85 $140 $300
    Week 4 $85 $140 $0
    Week 5 $85 $140 $250
    Week 6 $85 $140 $0

    One of the major factors to consider when pursuing education in any field is the what the hiring market looks like for students after graduation. While no school can guarantee that graduates will find a job, ISP is committed to providing career assistance services that will guide the student through the job application process.

    Quick Facts Phlebotomists
    2015 Median Pay $31,630 per year ($15.21 per hour)
    Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary nondegree award
    Work Experience Required in a Related Occupation None
    Additional On-the-job Training Required None
    Number of Jobs (2014) 112,700
    Job Outlook (2014-2024) 25% (Much faster than average)
    Employment Change (2014-2024) 28,100

    Data Table From: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Phlebotomists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm (data retrieved September 11, 2016).

    Upcoming 2024/2025 7 Week Phlebotomy Schedule

    PLB classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks / CPT classes meet twice a week for 7 weeks and DO NOT have an externship week.

    ISPCPT Monday/Wednesday Evenings 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    CPT 7161 February 12, 2024 March 27, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7162 April 10, 2024 May 29, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7163 June 03, 2024 July 22, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7164 July 29, 2024 September 16, 2024 Open
    CPT 7165 September 23, 2024 November 06, 2024 Open
    CPT 7166 November 11, 2024 December 30, 2024 Open
    ISPCPT Saturday/Sunday Afternoon 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    CPT 7148 February 24, 2024 April 13, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7149 April 20, 2024 June 02, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7150 June 08, 2024 July 21, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7151 August 03, 2024 September 15, 2024 Open
    CPT 7152 September 21, 2024 November 03, 2024 Open
    CPT 7153 November 16, 2024 December 29, 2024 Open
    ISPCPT Wednesday/Friday Afternoon 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    CPT 7155 March 13, 2024 April 26, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7156 May 01, 2024 June 14, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7157 June 26, 2024 August 09, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7158 August 14, 2024 September 27, 2024 Open
    CPT 7159 October 09, 2024 November 22, 2024 Open
    CPT 7160 December 04, 2024 January 24, 2025 Open
    ISPPLB Tuesday/Thursday Afternoon 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    PLB 7132 March 05, 2024 April 11, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7133 April 16, 2024 May 23, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7135 July 16, 2024 August 22, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7136 August 27, 2024 October 03, 2024 Open
    PLB 7137 October 22, 2024 December 03, 2024 Open
    PLB 7138 December 10, 2024 January 23, 2025 Open
    ISPPLB Wednesday/Friday Mornings 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    PLB 7141 April 03, 2024 May 10, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7142 May 15, 2024 June 26, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7143 July 10, 2024 August 16, 2024 Closed
    PLB 7144 August 21, 2024 September 27, 2024 Open
    PLB 7145 October 02, 2024 November 08, 2024 Open
    PLB 7146 November 20, 2024 January 03, 2025 Open