Phlebotomy Technician Certification

JVS is teaming up with  Kaiser Permanente to offer free tuition and paid lab experience for a 6-month Phlebotomy Technician Certification course. If you are organized, detailed-oriented, with a talent for calming anxious people and thrive in a fast-paced, caring work environment – you could be a great Phlebotomy Technician. In a lab, you will prepare patients for blood work, collect and process blood samples, and be a key player in the healthcare system.

Apply for this free, 6-month training program at JVS that prepares students with the necessary interpersonal skills, technical knowledge, and hands-on experience to obtain a career position as a Phlebotomy Technician. 

This course includes paid, hands-on experience at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco outpatient laboratories.


You’ll learn to:

  • Draw blood from patients
  • Properly collect and store specimen samples
  • Provide a positive patient experience
  • Safely use and care for lab equipment and materials
  • Prepare for the the National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) exam
  • Craft your resume and interview for lab positions


  • Low-income or unemployed
  • Age 18+ with proof of high school diploma or GED
  • Authorization to work in the US
  • English literacy
  • San Francisco residents preferred
  • Job goal: Phlebotomist
  • Updated immunization records, including the following:
  • TB: (Tuberculosis with a negative history) copies of proof of negative history required (a. If no proof of negative history: 2-step TB or Quantiferon blood test required; b. If positive history: clear chest x-ray within the past 6 months required)
  • Tetanus: within 10 years
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): childhood record acceptable
  • Varicella Immunity
  • Hepatitis B: at least shot #1 in series

Applications are now closed. Join our email list to learn about upcoming program dates and other JVS events.

A Few of Our Instructors

Dorit Leavitt

Dorit Leavitt

Manager, Healthcare Programs

Amy Preut

Amy Preut

Healthcare Program Coordinator

Amy holds a master’s degree in Public Health from San Francisco State University, and became a professor there and at Skyline College, working predominantly with low-income and first-generation college students. She uses these experiences in supportive services and coaching to help job seekers work toward their career goals and improve quality of life.


Dates: Nov 4, 2019 – April 24, 2020

Locations & Times: Classroom training: Nov 4 – Dec 6, 2019

8:30 am – 4:00 pm (M-F)

Lab externships: Dec 9, 2019 – April 24, 2020 @ various San Francisco labs, M-F (part time, schedules vary)

Employer Partner: Kaiser Permanente