Free Phlebotomy Certification Practice Tests

What is the ASCP Phlebotomy test?

Phlebotomy technicians are healthcare professionals responsible for obtaining patient specimens. They can perform various functions such as venipuncture, micro-collection, and specimen processing and handling while maintaining patient safety and confidentiality.

A phlebotomy technician certification demonstrates to employers a level of professionalism and commitment to the profession that they value in candidates for employment.

The certification test contains 145 questions that must be answered in 150 minutes with a passing score of 70%.

Who gives it? CLSI

There are many organizations that attempt to certify phlebotomists. Before choosing one, make sure that your choice teaches according to the standards published by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.

Two such organizations are the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Who can take it?

Certification exams are typically available to those who satisfy one of the following conditions:

  1. You're a current Student in a Phlebotomy Technician program from an authorized school or have graduated from such a program with the past five years.
  2. You have one year of verifiable full-time experience as a Phlebotomy Technician practitioner within the past five years.
  3. You have completed Phlebotomy Technician training or its equivalent during U.S. Military service within the past five years.

When and where can I take it?

Testing sites are available across the United States and abroad with most students testing at the site associated with their college or vocational program.

What happens when I pass?

Although ASCP certification is voluntary, individuals demonstrate to employers a commitment to their profession by becoming certified and many employers have come to expect it and make it a condition for being hired.

You can expect to be eligible for many more career opportunities as a certified phlebotomy technician.

Orders & Equipment Selection
Practice Test

Tests knowledge of handling errors in patient requisition orders, selecting appropriate equipment for venipuncture and capillary puncture procedures, identifying additives/anticoagulants added to evacuated blood collection tubes, and selecting proper bandaging.
24 Questions

Collections Practice Test

Tests knowledge of prioritization of patient collections, precautions for special needs patients, recognition of ordered tests and the tubes needed for common and special collections, needle positioning and puncture techniques, post-puncture care, and the labeling of specimens.
24 Questions

Safety & Infection Control
Practice Test

Tests knowledge of workplace safety procedures and regulations, proper use of personal protective equipment and other safety products, infectious material disposal requirements, exposure protocol, and cleaning and sterilization of equipment.
28 Questions

Quality & Professional Issues
Practice Test

Tests knowledge of licensure requirements and responsibilities, quality control, patient interaction and patient rights, and compliance with applicable laws regarding specimen collection, confidentiality, chain of custody, and incident reporting.
24 Questions