Become a certified phlebotomist with ACA

Become a certified phlebotomist with ACA
March 14, 2013 Phlebotomy Training Group

ACA Application Requirements

Find the ACA Application here.


Several requirements are necessary to become certified as a phlebotomy technician with the ACA. These requirements include completion of an accredited phlebotomy program and no less than one year of work experience. Proof of clinical work hours and detailed documentation of the candidate’s experience with dermal punctures and venipunctures are required as well.

ACA Certified Phlebotomist

Once a candidate completes the application, he/she can mail it with her $100 payment and all the other documentation listed on the application to:

American Certification Agency

PO Box 58

Osceola, Indiana 46561

Certification is valid for two years. Members are required to pay a recertification fee and provide information related to their continuing education. The recertification fees vary depending on the member’s continuing education status.

Each member must complete no less than 0.5 hours of continued education each month she is certified. For example, if an individual is certified for 12 months, she should take at least 6 hours of continuing education classes during that time. Member’s can purchase continuing education classes for a reduced price from the ACA.

An outline of the certification exam is not available at this site. However, it is expected that the ACA exam is similar to the other certification exams available at the other agencies.

Comment (1)

  1. singlemUm2016 2 years ago

    Hi, I like your site, it’s very informative. Now I have some questions regarding that. I took Phlebotomy class long time ago (2008) and had a certification, then my Husband and I sent in Ft. Benning Ga so I didn’t get chance to used it til I had a child and stationed in Korea 2009-2013, Then We moved back in US but in Ft. Bliss TX, there I took another Phlebotomy class and obtained a Certification, class certification and training certification, Then I went back to college and graduated as a CCMA with Phlebotomy Certificate. Now that I am back here in FL I was hired as a medical Assistant for 3 months then I applied for phlebotomy which I got hired and now I have 2 months left in contract. I am worried and curious if I still needs to go back or pursue more in phlebotomy. At work, all I do is to draw blood since I am ust temporary employee/part time. I want to be full time but I am worried to apply in hospitals or anymore Lab because I felt like I am behind of knowledge running the site. Same as medical assistant, I am more experienced in Phlebotomy but not certified from NHA on the CCMA from NHA. I am really worried nd I don’t know what o do, I am single Mom and broke. I don’t know if I should go back and pursue more towards phlebotomy or what. I Hope you can give me an advice, I have no friends and family here in US anymore except my Son and my Dog. Thank you in advance for your time, I truly appreciate your respond in the future. Have a Blessed week!

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