– Jumpstart the next stage in your career with reliable accredited certification and resources for your long-term success –
Experienced phlebotomy professionals are in increasing demand. The healthcare industry is booming, populations and life expectancies are longer than ever before, and healthcare providers are on the lookout for the most qualified and reliable professionals to add to their teams.
If you have been a phlebotomist for any length of time, you know how important a solid training foundation is to your success. It’s in the workshops and clinical hours that you learn the hands-on skills that you use throughout the lifetime of your career. And if you are looking for opportunities for professional growth, the phlebotomy field offers options that might not be as far out of reach as you think.
The Next Stage in a Phlebotomy Career: Instructor Certification
If you have more than 5 year of experience as a certified phlebotomist, you can take your career to the next level by becoming a Certified Phlebotomy Instructor (CPI). CPI professionals are in high demand, and job opportunities stretch beyond clinical or lab settings.
When you become a CPI, you can:
- Teach classes in a vocational school or technical college
- Join an existing training program as an instructor
- Guide CPTs in hospitals and other care settings
- Branch out and start your own program
But how do you get started while managing busy professional and personal schedules? This is where National Performance Specialists (NPS) can help.
Getting Certified as a Phlebotomy Instructor
NPS offers everything you need to move your career forward as a CPI. We believe that every practitioner can succeed when given the proper tools and support for both the clinical and business aspects of becoming an instructor.
First, check that you meet the following criteria:
- 5 years of experience in the field
- 5,000 or more successful blood draws
- Clean background check
- Legally allowed to work in the U.S.
Then, simply register for the NPS CPI Certification Program. We designed our program to be flexible with your schedule and adaptable to your career goals. To position users for success, we included everything you need for one-flat rate, from study content to digital proof of certification.
Addressing Education and Entrepreneurship Together
Becoming a CPI gives phlebotomists a large amount of flexibility in their careers. But making the transition from a CPT in an established clinical setting to a CPI running your very own business can be daunting. The NPS CPI program design reflects this by including a solid foundation for both education and entrepreneurship.
Every registrant undergoes a refresher program and certification through NPS that adds extra verification for their CPT credentials. NPS is accredited by P.A.C.E. through the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Your CPI certification counts toward your two-year renewal requirement as part of your national certification. Study guides and practice exams are available in our self-service portal so you can review at your own pace. And the final exam is proctored online so you can take it at a time or location convenient to you.
The CPI program also includes modules that walk users through necessities in business management. From establishing a business LLC to finding and renting space to run a training program, NPS guides new instructors through the essentials for getting started.
Not looking to launch your own business at the start? No problem. NPS also includes career guidance, job placement resources, and resume services to help you find the best job for you and your goals.
Empowering CPIs with Technology
It’s a lot of work to manage a new business, market yourself to new students, and build a brand as a CPI instructor. You’ll be designing your curriculum, creating schedules, and working with students in classroom settings. The last thing you need is to be overwhelmed by management tasks like grading practice exams, monitoring study habits, or proctoring the national exam.
NPS designed its Group Management web platform to address this need. Instructors simply enter their students at the start of a cohort or session. The system takes care of student registration and offers them practice exams, study materials, and up to 3 final exam attempts – all based online. Instructors can monitor progress, create reports, and view certifications issued to eligible students without dealing with cumbersome paperwork.
The best part? Group Management access and training are included for all instructors who become certified through NPS. Costs for student certification are priced depending on your program size, scaled to meet demand, and can be rolled into the program costs you pass on to students as an additional source of revenue.
Become a Certified Phlebotomy Instructor with NPS Today!
Register with NPS for your CPI certification today. Our team is ready to help you jumpstart the next stage in your career journey. We’re excited to help empower you however you choose to teach the next generation of CPT professionals.