Learn About Phlebotomy Training in Utah
Phlebotomy training in Utah does not currently have any required state license. There have however been attempts in recent years to create a state mandated certification. The bill title “Phlebotomy Certification Act” was sponsored by F. Jay Seegmiller. It would have required phlebotomists to get certified, establish state requirements for certification and would have directed penalties who failed to meet those requirements. The bill was introduced in February 2010. It went through several committees to evaluation fiscal impact and necessity. The “Phlebotomy Certification Act” eventually ended up on the house floor where it was defeated by a vote of 47 to 24. Given the attempts to license phlebotomists in the state of Utah, it is recommended that you complete training and pass an examination at the beginning of your career. As regulations could change, you are best to select a course and exam that are widely accepted and will known.
Utah State Requirements
Without current licensing requirements, all you will need is phlebotomy training to get hired. Your phlebotomy training in Utah will likely have requirements that include the following:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Pass a Drug Test
- Pass a Background Check
- Complete Tuberculosis Test
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- CPR certification
There are many examinations that you can take in conjunction with your phlebotomy training. It is recommended that you choose an examination if given the choice that will be widely accepted. The examination from the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians is widely accepted for most jobs and with most employers.
How to Get Certified as a Phlebotomist
You can get a phlebotomy certification at the end of your program by taking a national examination. This certification is provided by organizations like the National Healthcareer Association (AHA). The examination will test that students have learned all of the required knowledge that it takes to be a phlebotomist. There also may be a requirement to have certain amount of venipunctures and skin punctures completed. It is important to note that a certification is not required to get hired or be a phlebotomist in Utah. It however can allow you to have an edge and show an employer you have the skills and knowledge necessary to fulfill the job requirements.
Places Hiring Phlebotomists
There are many major employers in Utah that you may find yourself working for upon completion of your phlebotomy training. Each employer will require a slightly unique set of requirements to get hired. You may want to call the human resources departments at these major employers to get the correct information:
- St. Mark’s Hospital
- Intermountain Healthcare
- Davis Hospital & Medical Center
Programs for Phlebotomy Training in Utah
|Davis Applied Technology College||550 E 300 S Kaysville, Utah 84037||801.593.2100|
|Dixie State College of Utah||544 South 400 East St. George, UT 84770||435.652.7701|
|Intermountain Healthcare||36 S. State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111||801.442.2100|
|Mountainland Applied Technology College||766 East Bamberger Drive, American Fork, UT 84003||801.753.282|
|Nursing Education Center||74 East 500 South #104 Bountiful, Utah 84010||801.252.5130|
|Phlebotomy Training Specialists||5248 South Pinemont Drive Suite #C-250 Murray, Utah 84123||888.531.8378|
|Southwest Applied Technology College||510 West 800 South, Cedar City, UT 84720||435.586.2899|
|Tooele Applied Technology College||88 S. Tooele Blvd., Tooele, UT||435.248.1800|
|The Utah School of Phlebotomy||4141 South Highland Drive, Suite 350, Salt Lake City, UT 84124||801.898.9306|
|Oquirrh Mountain Phlebotomy School LLC||5284 South Commerce Drive, Murray, UT 84107||801.738.3114|
|Rocky Mountain CNA School||6013 South Redwood Road,
Taylorsville, Utah, 84123
|Salt Lake Community College||4600 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84123||801.957.7522|
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