Apply for a License
- Applications and forms
The following forms are required for completing the application process. Please download and print forms.
- See fee information below
Non-Refundable Fee Type Fee Amount Initial certification (application) $145 Renewal $145 Late renewal penalty $75 Expired credential reissue $55 Verification of credential $25 Duplicate credential $10
- See certification requirements below
State license verification
Applicants must list all states where they do or did hold credentials. This list must also include when the applicant has applied for a credential, even if a credential was not granted. The jurisdiction where the applicant is or was credentialed must complete and submit the verification form (PDF). The jurisdiction must send the completed form directly to the department.
Personal data questions
Each applicant must answer the personal data questions. If there is a positive answer to the professional liability claims history question, the applicant must send an explanation of the nature of the case, data and summary of care given, copies of the original complaint, and the settlement or final disposition. If a case is pending, the applicant must indicate its status.
Education and training
Applicants must submit proof of one of the following forensic phlebotomist training programs:
- Submit transcripts showing successful completion of a forensic phlebotomy training program through a post-secondary school or college accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; or
- Have your forensic phlebotomy training program's supervising health care practitioner attest that you have successfully completed a phlebotomy training program as outlined under WAC 246-827A-0030(3)(b). The attesting health care practitioner, defined under RCW 18.360.010, must hold a current Washington State license.
Military training or experience also satisfies the training and experience requirements unless the secretary of health determines that the training or experience isn't substantially equivalent to the requirements listed above.
Additional information/documents required
Each applicant must attest to the following:
- Completion of HIV/AIDS training – seven hours
- Currently a police officer, law enforcement officer, or employee of a correctional facility or detention facility
Process for approving/denying applications
We finish final review for approval after a credentialing specialist verifies that the application is fully complete, and complies with requirements in chapter 18.360 RCW and chapter 246-827A WAC. We complete background checks and make sure applicants have submitted required fees. Credentialing supervisors and lead workers have the authority to approve routine applications. The disciplining authority may conduct further review if the credentialing supervisor can't verify the applicant meets all requirements. We'll formally notify applicants of a denial. Those applicants may request a hearing to appeal the decision.
Forensic phlebotomists must renew their credential every two years after the initial renewal. Credentials expire on the credential holder's birthday and may be renewed within 90 days of the expiration date.
Continuing education requirements
There are no continuing education requirements.