A phlebotomist can achieve a position without a formal education, such as a certificate like Northland offers. More employers are starting to require phlebotomy certifications though, such as the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). Earning a certificate and passing an exam to achieve credentials, such as the National Healthcare Association (NHA) certification for CPTs, will help improve your marketability in the field. Our program utilizes the NHA Pathway to promote the certification of its graduates. Professionals who have successfully completed the NHA's CPT examination must complete mandatory continuing education to maintain their certification.