Phlebotomy Certificate Program - Micro-Credential Leading to Certified Phlebotomy technician (CPT)

Phlebotomy Certificate Program

The Phlebotomy Certificate program is a stand-alone program to prepare for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician credential offered by the Canadian Phlebotomy Technician Group Inc. (CPTG). The CPT credential eligibility requires post-secondary studies in health sciences or work experience. This program is designed to fill the gaps for the candidates who will like to challenge the CPT exam. The program is also open to Internationally Educated Health Professionals. The CPT exam fees (one attempt) and the CPTG membership fees are included as part of the program admission.

This program is designed for anyone planning to become a “Certified Phlebotomy Technician” with the following educational qualifications.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (70% score or higher in English, Maths and Biology)
  • Undergraduate students in health and life sciences (University students are also accepted)
  • Post-secondary certificate or Diploma in Health Sciences (e.g., PSW Certificate)
  • Internationally Educated Health Professionals
  • Professional Association issued a credential attempt
  • Specialized institute for healthcare professional training special
  • Highly professional certified instructor
  • Convenient class schedule
  • A small group of students for individualized attention and the best practical learning experience
  • Ongoing career coaching and guidance from experts in the field
  • Mentorship that will help to build valuable personal and professional networks
  • Recommendation letters- for the best students
  • Stackable credential
  • Certificate is given on successful completion
  • A large number of students already working in industry and laboratories
  • Recognized as an official vendor for UHN Clinical Research, Shouldice, MedCan, LMC and many others
  • Module 1: Standards of Practice & Ethics; Canadian Healthcare (1 day)
  • Module 2: Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology (1 day)
  • Module 3: Asepsis, Infection Control and WHMIS (1 day)
  • Module 4: Phlebotomy – Basic (2 days including 1 day in-person)
  • Module 5: Phlebotomy – Procedure (3 days including 1 day in-person

This program is based on live and online learning activities which include Knowledge-Based Learning Activities and Practice-Based Learning Activities. The program (live or online) classes are followed by in-person workshop and hands-on practice. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Provide accurate, up-to-date, and practical information and instruction in phlebotomy procedures and techniques
  • Provide a comprehensive background in phlebotomy theory and principles
  • In addition to blood collection skills, the student will demonstrate competence and professionalism for a successful specimen collection
  • Good communication and public relations skills
  • This course is appropriate for use as an instructional text or as a reference for those who wish to update their skills or study for certification
  • Working knowledge of the healthcare delivery system, and familiarity with clinical laboratory services.

Hybrid program of 39 hours in total.

  • Instructor-led Zoom sessions on six weekdays – 4:30pm-9pm (27 hours)
  • In-person – two Saturdays (12 hours) from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Practicum course students practice the blood collection & handling skills learned in theory class
  • Practice on simulation arms (mandatory) and live persons (based on volunteers availability)
  • Receive instruction on how to o prepare the blood collection site
  • Choose the proper collection tools
  • Post-puncture care, processing and management of collected samples

The program at the Canadian College of Healthcare and Pharmaceutics is eligible for tax credits under the Canada Skills Credit program. The College also works with financial institutions including Windmill Mircrolending to arrange support for student loans.

The upcoming start dates in 2023 for this program are scheduled as follows. Each cohort takes 2 weeks to complete. Please email for the full schedule. (If you have decided to register, please click on the active link below to pay the fees or leave your information in the registration form if you would like to register for a later date).

In person: April 13th, 20th, 2024 (Physical Attendance is mandatory) 

Online: April 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 2024  

In person: May 4th, 11th, 2024 (Physical Attendance is mandatory) 

Online: April 30th, May 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 2024  

In person: June 15th, 22nd, 2024 (Physical Attendance is mandatory) 

Online: June 11th,12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 2024  

  • Intake# 6: July 16th – 27th, 2024  

In person: July 20th, 27th, 2024 (Physical Attendance is mandatory) 

Online: July 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 2024  

  • Intake# 7: August 13th – 24th, 2024  

In person: August 17th, 24th, 2024 (Physical Attendance is mandatory) 

Online: August 13th, 14th,15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 2024  

  • Intake# 8: September 17th – 28th, 2024  

In person: September 21st, 28th, 2024 (Physical Attendance is mandatory) 

Online: September 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 2024  

  • Intake# 9: October 22nd – November 2nd, 2024  

In person: October 26th, November 2nd, 2024 (Physical Attendance is mandatory) 

Online: October 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 2024  

  • Intake# 10: November 19th – 30th 2024  

In person: November 23rd, 30th, 2024 (Physical Attendance is mandatory) 

Online: November 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th, 2024  

  • Intake# 11: December 10th – 21st, 2024  

In person: December 14th, 21st, 2024 (Physical Attendance is mandatory) 

Online: December 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 2024  

*Additional dates may be available. If you are interested to organize at a corporate level, please email
  • Credential: Micro-Credential & successful exam will result in credential of “Certified Phlebotomy Technician”
  • Duration: 39 Hours
  • Schedule: Eight days (Two weeks) once per month
  • Fee: For fees, please email or call 416-233-7869. Funding and grants are available for eligible students
  • Campus: 5481 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON M9B 1B5
    T: (416) 233-7869

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