Phlebotomy Admission Guidelines

Liston Campus

‘Learn about Application Dates and How to Apply’


Minimum requirements to apply to the Phlebotomy program:

  1. CCRI application – Complete and submit a CCRI Application for Enrollment. General Studies should be first choice; PHLE should be second choice.
  2. High school transcript – Send an official copy of an accredited high school transcript or GED; including date of graduation must be provided. If the applicant holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university, the high school transcript may be waived; college transcript must indicate completion and degree awarded.
Placement testing –
    Complete a standardized test (ACCUPLACER) issued by CCRI’s Department of Advising and Counseling.
    • Reading comprehension test must show competency of 80 or above or students must complete ENGL 0890: Critical Reading with a grade of B- or better.
  1. Health Sciences application – Complete and submit an online Performance-Based Health Sciences application during the open enrollment period. Deadlines are listed on the form. (

All the above requirements must be met satisfactorily BEFORE submission of the Performance-Based Health Sciences application and does not guarantee acceptance. Students declining acceptance into the program for the semester offered must resubmit a Performance-Based Health Sciences application for the program and meet the current admission requirements. Once accepted into the program, the student must attend a mandatory meeting conducted by the Allied Health Department.

Background Check – Students are required to submit a background check when directed by notification from Enrollment Services.

Policies for the Phlebotomy Program after acceptance:

  • Applicants must have a physical examination and the required immunizations completed prior to the start of PHLE 1020: Phlebotomy II.
  • Students also must have a current CPR card (American Heart Association, Health Care Provider level) obtained through an AHA recognized community training center (Course is also available at CCRI – HEAL 0200). CPR must be documented prior to the start of PHLE 1020: Phlebotomy II.
Please note: Requirements are subject to change.

Most students in the Phlebotomy Certificate Program attend classes full time. Therefore, the “normal” time to complete this certificate would be two (2) semesters (or 12 months).

For more information:
  • Office of Enrollment Services, Liston Campus, Akintola (Wale) Fayanjuola, Admissions Officer, 401-455-6104,
  • If more specific information is needed, contact Debra St. Pierre, Phlebotomy Program Director, at 401-333-7106, or via email at

PHLE Program Acceptance Sort Order

Applicants to the Phlebotomy Program will be offered acceptance in order based on the following criteria.

  1. Successful completion of an baccalaureate degree or higher.
  2. ACCUPLACER reading score or grade in ENGL 0890.
  3. Earliest date of application. (February applicants admitted first).

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Last Updated: 10/10/18