Are you eligible for RPT certification?

Applicants must meet one of the following routes to be eligible to apply for an RPT certification exam.

Required Documentation

Route 1: Education

Applicant shall be a recent graduate or scheduled to graduate from an academic course (or combined courses) of study in phlebotomy.

  • Program must have 120 clock hours of training (or as required by state law)

If recently graduated (last 4 years):  

  • Official final transcript provided by the school, showing graduation from a phlebotomy program
  • Documentation of completion of a minimum of 50 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary punctures from human sources
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Route 2: Work Experience

Applicant shall have completed at least 1,040 hours of acceptable work experience as a phlebotomy technician within the past three years.   

  • Experience must include venipunctures, capillary punctures, specimen processing, communication skills, and clerical duties
  • Work requirement is assumed to be full-time (40 hours per week).  May be a combination of part time settings

  • A copy of your high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Documentation of completion of a minimum of 50 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary punctures from human sources
  • Acceptable phlebotomy work experience must be earned in an approved healthcare facility that engages in the collection, examination or transportation of materials derived from the human body
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Once Eligible You Can Apply

Complete application and submit fee online.

Once you are eligible you can apply. Submit a separate application for each certification.

Pay fee*

RPT International**

*Fees are non-refundable and include application, exam and first annual fee.
**Only available to those residing outside North America.

Utilize AMT study resources to increase testing confidence.

Once you receive notification from AMT with approval you may proceed.

Schedule the exam

If you are taking the exam at your school, your instructor will provide information about the exam date and time. If you are taking the exam at a one of the hundreds of Pearson VUE testing center locations across the country, you will schedule your own exam.

Locate a Testing Center Near Me

To cancel or reschedule

Call Pearson VUE at 1-888-846-6941 24 hours prior to your exam. If you are late or don’t show, you must pay a retesting fee to reschedule.

Take the Exam

Arrive 30 minutes prior to exam time with the required testing items:

  1. Authorization letter
  2. Two forms of valid identification
    • Both must have your first and last name identical to your name on your authorization letter
    • Both must bear your signature
    • One form must be a photo ID, either a driver’s license, state ID card, military ID, or passport

After the Exam

  • Results are available after the exam and are sent to AMT within 48 hours
  • All documentation MUST be complete to receive certification
  • Official certificate will arrive in the mail within 7-14 days
  • You may download your certified member card from My AMT Portal.


If you receive a failing score, you will need to retake the entire exam.

  • Retake is permitted no sooner than 45 days from previous attempt
  • A non-refundable fee is required for each additional attempt
  • You are limited to 4 exam attempts for any one certification
  • Consult the AMT study resources to prepare for a retake

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