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Phlebotomy Certificate Program

Applications for February 2024 entrance Fall 2024

 APPLICATION PERIOD February 1st - February 29th.

Application Timeline Campus Locations
Fall Enrollment - Apply in February Providence - Day and Evening
Spring Enrollment - Apply in August Providence - Day

Admissions Guidelines

Minimum requirements to apply to the Phlebotomy Certificate program:

  1. CCRI Application for Enrollment into General Studies with a pre-Phlebotomy Certificate (PHLE) concentration.
  2. Official copy of a high school transcript, GED® transcript or baccalaureate transcript from an accredited institution, including date of graduation or completion.
  3. ACCUPLACER test issued by CCRI's Department of Advising and Counseling.
    • Reading Comprehension Requirement:
      • Score of 80 or above in Classic Accuplacer is required in Reading Comprehension
        or score of 253 or above in Next Generation Accuplacer is required in Reading Comprehension
        or ENGL 0890: Critical Reading with a grade of "B-" or better
        or a Bachelor's degree or higher
    • Mathematics Requirement:
      • Demonstrate competency at MATH 1025 level by placing into MATH 1025 through the standardized placement test or complete MATH 0099 with a "C" or better
    • English Requirement:
      • English (writing) Accuplacer test must show readiness to take ENGL 1010: Composition I
        or applicant must have completed ENGL 1005: College Writing with a grade of "C" or better
        ENGL 1300 will not substitute for ENGL 1010.
  4. A minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required to apply to the program

    All the above requirements must be met satisfactorily BEFORE submission of the Performance-Based Health Science (PBHS) application and does not guarantee acceptance.  Students declining acceptance into the program for the semester must resubmit a PBHS application for the program and meet current requirements.  Once accepted into the program, the student must attend a mandatory orientation conducted by the Allied and Rehabilitative Health Department.
  5. Complete and submit an online PBHS application here.
    Deadlines are listed on the form.

Conditionally accepted students are required to complete the following:

    • When directed by notification from the Office of Enrollment Services, students must submit a background check.
      Results of BCI may prevent admission due to clinical agencies' requirements.
    • 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, Healthcare Provider level) obtained through an AHA-recognized community training center. This course is also available at CCRI (HEAL 0200). CPR must be documented prior to the start of PHLE 1020: Phlebotomy II.

Final acceptance is based upon the completion of the above criteria.

Please note: Requirements are subject to change.
For more clarifying information regarding any of the above please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at:

  • Walé Fayanjuola, Liston (Providence) Campus, 401-455-6104, [email protected]
  • If more specific information is needed, contact Debra St. Pierre, the Phlebotomy Certificate Program Director, at 401-333-7106 or via email at [email protected]

Phlebotomy Certificate Program Acceptance Sort Order

Applicants to the Phlebotomy program will be offered acceptance in order based on the following criteria: 

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