What is the difference between a national phlebotomy certification and a certificate of program completion?

Phlebotomy certification is by far the more valuable and recognized achievement. Certification includes experience and an education component that requires passing the national phlebotomy exam. Medical examiners can put letters after his or her name (CPT for being certified as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician). Also, phlebotomy certification requires phlebotomy certification renewal, which ensures that phlebotomy technicians stay current in phlebotomy through continuing education