States that require a Phlebotomy Certification or License

Below is a list of states that require a Phlebotomy Certification or License to draw blood along with links to any supporting documentation.

Understanding this information
Technically, all but 4 states do not require any Phlebotomy Certification or License to draw blood. This means that anyone could draw your blood. Rest assured! Most employers only hire phlebotomists with valid certifications or diplomas. There are, however, many people that have years of experience that have never passed a phlebotomy education program. For phlebotomists who have experience, but lack documentation, Phlebotek recommends an online refresher course or continuing education classes.

Phlebotek provides the below information as a helpful resource, but cannot guarantee its accuracy. If something is incorrect or out of date, please contact us.

  • Alabama -none
  • Arizona -none
  • Alaska -none
  • Arkansas -none
  • California – Read here or download the doc from the State Here.
  • Colorado -none
  • Connecticut -none
  • Delaware -none
  • Florida CLICK HERE
  • Georgia -none
  • Hawaii -none
  • Idaho -none
  • Indiana -none
  • Illinois -none
  • Iowa -none
  • Kansas -none
  • Kentucky -none
  • Louisiana – Phlebotomists are classified under Clinical Laboratory Personnel (CLP.PHL) and must have a state licence. It is about $40. CLICK HERE
  • Maine -none
  • Montana -none
  • Mississippi -none
  • Maryland -none
  • Massachusetts -none
  • Minnesota -none
  • Michigan -none
  • Missouri -none
  • Nebraska -none
  • Nevada – Nevada is a complex state for phlebotomists. Licences are managed by the Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance. From what Phlebotek understands, both the phlebotomist and the office need a special lab certificate. They have recently updated their websites, but you should check http://dhhs.nv.gov/Health/HCQC.htm and http://dpbh.nv.gov/contact/Contact/
  • New Hampshire -none
  • North Carolina -none
  • New Jersey -none
  • New York -none
  • New Mexico -none
  • North Dakota -none
  • Ohio -none
  • Oklahoma -none
  • Oregon -none
  • Pennsylvania -none
  • Rhode island -none
  • South Carolina -none
  • South Dakota -none
  • Tennessee -none
  • Texas -none
  • Utah -none
  • Vermont -none
  • Virginia -none
  • West Virginia -none
  • Wisconsin -none
  • Washington CLICK HERE
  • Wyoming -none