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

Dorit develops and coordinates healthcare career pathway programs, facilitates interactive professional development trainings and provides career coaching. She has a Masters of Public Health from the City University of New York and 15+ years of experience leading programs that address social and economic inequities in the United States and internationally. Dorit fuses her skills and experiences in public health, adult education and economic development to support people in uncovering the ways they can achieve their goals and thrive. 

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