Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant

Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA)

and Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

Medical Professions is proud to offer the Medical Laboratory Assistant Program and Certified Phlebotomy Technician Program. Students have learned the venipuncture techniques, clinical practical with documented evidence of attendance . The program must award 16.0 continuing education units or be offered as a course with at least 160 contact hours of lecture time excluding the phlebotomy practical. The training program must include at least 200 hours of practical experience either with mannequins or clinical practicum or a combination of both. The program elements must meet the NPA curriculum requirements.

Certification Process

The Certified Phlebotomy Technician program (CPT) and Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant program (CMLA) are certifications that teaches students in specific contents including topics such as:

  • The Clinical Laboratory
  • Hematology
  • Urinalysis
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Safety/Infection Control
  • Venipuncture Equipment
  • Specimen Handling
  • Quality Phlebotomy

Students gain certification through the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA) and American Medical Technologist (AMT).

Job Description

Phlebotomists work in a variety of clinical settings to collect blood and other samples from patients. The job of a phlebotomist is one of the first steps on diagnosing a patient. A Medical Laboratory Assistant works closely with a technologist during lab testing and research. They perform basic laboratory techniques and equipment.


  • Correctly identifies the patient
  • Performs venipunctures
  • Follows safety protocols
  • Communicates effectively
  • Perform basic lab testing
  • Perform routine and specialized test
  • Prepare and stain slides for analysis
  • Plant microbiology specimens
  • Record testing information
  • Keep inventory and order lab supplies


  • Having a nationally accredited certification, NPA, can help you move up in the career laddering medical field
  • ‚óŹ Elevated roles may include Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Technologist and Pathologist

To learn more about the Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant and Certified Phlebotomy Technician Program Program, download the Program's brochure

Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant Program Brochure