Phlebotomy technicians are healthcare professionals responsible for obtaining blood specimens from patients. They are skilled in performing various procedures such as venipuncture, micro-collection, and specimen processing while ensuring patient safety and confidentiality.
Membership fees: CAD 129.00* + TAX
Exam fees: CAD 210.00* + TAX
*All fees are subject to change without notice
Note: We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and exam dates may change without notice to ensure health and safety of our staff and candidate(s). Seat Occupancy and Seat Availability displayed below is updated once every 24 hours and candidate(s) will be notified when their seat is confirmed. If an exam slot is fully booked, candidate(s) will be notified to choose an alternative date and location for the exam. We greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation in this matter.
Location: Mississauga, ON
Exam Date: April 24, 2021
Location: Edmonton, AB
Exam Date: May 29, 2021
Location: Edmonton, AB
Exam Date: May 30, 2021
To write the certification exam, you must meet all of the following condition:
Foreign trained medical professionals will be assessed based on work experience and credential verification.
If you are a newcomer to Canada and possess a degree, diploma and work experience from a foreign country as a Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist, you can have your academic credentials and work experience assessed and recognized in order to be eligible to write the CPT certification exam. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
*Education and experience gained outside of Canada does not automatically qualify or confirm your eligibility to pursue the certification exam. Please see exam blueprint and you can have your credentials assessed from any of the listed assessment services. Applicants can also complete a training at one of our affiliate schools before challenging the exam.
The Board of Directors chooses certified subject matter experts (SME) to form exam panels, the SMEs possess current knowledge of curricula in Phlebotomy and are active professionals in the field. This panel is responsible for the development of the exam and blueprint, the exam is validated to ensure a fair, defensible, relevant assessment.
The examination is developed to measure against a defensible set of standards to recognize an individual’s knowledge, skills and competency in Phlebotomy. Professional consultants facilitate the development process and provide measurement expertise.
Competencies, guidelines and specifications that outline the way they should be measured on the examination are presented in the CPTG blueprint.
The exam passes through several steps to ensure it reflects current Phlebotomy practice and are professionally and psychometrically sound.
Length of Exam
Number of Questions
ONE answer is acceptable – choose the BEST one
ONE mark will be allotted for each correct answer
NO case studies
NO multiple-choice questions with – a & b, c & d, all of the above or none of the above
A modified Angoff standard setting procedure was used to determine the cut score (pass rate) for the certified phlebotomy technician examination. The modified Angoff procedure is considered an examination-centered methodology. It is examination-centered as panelists focus their attention on the content of examination items. Panelists are trained to consider a select group of examinees, termed “target candidates” or “minimally-competent candidates”. A minimally-competent candidate can be thought of as a candidate who just meets the minimal performance level of interest. These item level judgments are then aggregated to determine the panel’s recommended pass mark.
Setting the pass mark for an Exam is setting a standard of performance on which decisions will be made about an individual’s level of competence in the field of phlebotomy practice.
Canadian Phlebotomy Technicians Group Inc. (CPTG) certification provides assurance to employers and the public of competent, knowledgeable and skilled Phlebotomy Technicians who meets Canadian Standards. Our certification provides individuals with increased employment opportunities as a CPT.
Canadian Phlebotomy Technicians Group Inc.
P.O BOX 36060 NORTHGATE,
BRAMPTON, ON L6S 6A3