Online: IV Technician Certification

Location: Online Course, Students have 24/7 access for 6 months to complete the course Instructor: Nancy Kimmel, PhD, FNP-BC Med School II

Online: IV Technician Certification


The IV certification course includes both the national IV technician exam and final exam through the school for certification.  Students have up to 6 months to complete all required coursework and national exams.

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Online: IV Technician Certification


Online IV Technician Course & Certification Overview

Have you been interested in IVs and what they do? IV technicians can work almost anywhere from clinics and medical spas to hospitals and labs. IV stands for intravenous venipuncture. This is the process of inserting a needle and catheter into a vein in the arm. IVs are used to infuse medications and provide hydration. IVs are commonly used in hospitals and in medical spas. If you are interested in getting into healthcare without spending years in school, this course may be the perfect fit for you.

The 100% online course curriculum includes principles of proper venipuncture technique, proper IV Technique, basic principles of intravenous insertion and flushing, and techniques of intravenous line establishment. Students will receive an IV venipuncture simulation kit to practice and perform their skills in IV insertion.  

Upon course completion, students will need to pass the online certification exam to receive their IV Technician Certification. Our online classes offer national accrediting exams which allow students to work anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.

Student Experience While Taking Our Online IV Class

The online IV Technician Training is designed to work with your schedule. Courses are self-paced and accessible 24/7. The modules are also mobile-friendly. The curriculum can be completed in as little as 4 weeks, but you will have as long as 6 months to complete the course from the time of enrollment. 

Upon registration, students will be given the option to create an account with their own password. This will allow the students immediate access to their program.  Students who do not choose this option will have their accounts created for them. Students may contact the school’s front office should they need access immediately. Staff is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm EST.

Students will be assigned an instructor who will send them a welcome email that includes information about the student account as well as the registered program. Students can expect to receive correspondence Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm EST. Your assigned instructor can help you with any questions you may have while taking the course.

Online IV Class Prerequisites

A high school diploma or equivalent GED is recommended to enroll in the Online IV Technician Course. 

Phlebotomy or venipuncture experience within the last 6 months is recommended (not required). Students are recommended to have at least 6 months of full-time experience practicing venipuncture as a practicing phlebotomist, medical assistant, registered nurse, LPN, NP, PA, MD, dental hygienist, dentist, EMT, Paramedic, or FireFighter.

Online IV Class Curriculum (Modules & Exams)

The IV Technician Training includes 40 hours of course content and covers over 20 individual course topics including:

  • Principles of proper IV technique
  • Selection of appropriate venipuncture sites for intravenous therapy
  • Various types of intravenous solutions
  • Safety, hazards, and complications related to venipuncture
  • Techniques of intravenous line establishment, including on-going fluids and saline lock devices
  • Compassionate patient care
  • Maintenance and use of equipment
  • Record keeping and documentation
  • Basic principles of anatomy and physiology
  • Disease process
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Hazardous materials management
  • Patient assessment

Students will need to pass an IV Certification Exam after completing the course to receive their certification. Phlebotomy Career Training has partnered with the National IV Association and provides all IV students with one complimentary voucher to take NIVA’s Online National IV Technician Certification Exam. To be able to use the voucher students must schedule their exam at least 6 weeks prior to the expiration of their course. Students will receive 20 CEUs through CAPCE for passing the NIVA’s IV National exam. 

IV Internship Requirements

Students are required to complete an online virtual internship that allows them to use their kit to complete the program’s clinical core requirements. The student is expected to use the kit included in the program to record an IV Venipuncture project video where they will demonstrate their IV skills to their instructor. The videos will be reviewed and graded. Students will have the opportunity to re-do their IV venipuncture video as deemed necessary by the instructor.

IV Technician students are recommended to have phlebotomy or venipuncture experience within the last 6 months. Students are recommended to have at least 6 months of full-time experience practicing venipuncture as a practicing phlebotomist, medical assistant, registered nurse, LPN, NP, PA, MD, dental hygienist, dentist, EMT, Paramedic, or Fire Fighter.

Students must submit a letter from their employer on company letterhead or a notarized resume as proof of experience in the last 6 months to waive their clinical requirement.

About Phlebotomy Career Training

Phlebotomy Career Training (PCT) has been educating students and professionals throughout the U.S. with online and in-person programs for over 14 years. PCT is an accredited organization that offers nationally-recognized certification programs.

PCT understands the adult student’s need for quality education, a hands-on learning atmosphere, and a fast-track career path. Students can expect professional educators and quality instruction throughout their course. 95% of our graduates have found employment opportunities in their field!

IV Class Instructors

Each student will be assigned a designated instructor upon enrollment. Our world-class, qualified instructors have years of teaching and field experience. Our instructors consist of Family Nurse Practitioners, RNs, Doctors, and other qualified medical professionals. 

Your instructor will personally reach out to you within 24-48 hours and will be available to answer any questions throughout the program.

What’s Included With Our Online IV Class

The course includes the following:

  • IV Technician Certificate
  • Complimentary 6-month voucher for the National IV Technician Certification Exam through the National IV Association (NIVA)
  • IV Venipuncture Training Practice Kit
  • Access to additional resources and materials
  • Access to instructors via phone and email.
  • Available tutoring sessions via Zoom at an affordable price from experienced medical professionals, LPNs, RNs, and Doctors.

IV Employment Opportunities

IV is a growing career field with great prospects. If you are looking for a career path with ample employment opportunities, competitive pay, benefits, and job satisfaction, IV may be a great fit for you. 95% of our students were able to find employment upon graduation.

FAQs About Our Online IV Class

Do the online courses require an in-person test?

There are multiple national certification exams that PCT graduates may take. We offer one complimentary attempt at the NTA National IV Certification Exam, which is online.

How does the internship/ externship work?

As part of the IV Technician Certification Program, students are required to complete an internship that will allow their instructor to observe and/or practice their IV skills. You may see this internship referred to as an externship or clinical in various materials; these all refer to the same requirement. Students are responsible for securing an internship. Your instructor can provide you with a letter to help you secure an internship.

How do the credit hours work?

Students who complete the full IV Technician Certification Program will receive 20 CEUs through CAPCE. Read more about the credit hours here.

Is Phlebotomy Career Training accredited?

Yes, PCT is accredited through The National Center for Competency Testing. In addition, the following organizations also certify PCT’s courses:

Is IV a good stepping stone into other medical careers?

IV is a great way to get into healthcare without any prior experience in the field. And there are many advancement opportunities for IV technicians once they get their foot in the door. The IV Technician training is also a great learning opportunity for those that are looking to apply to medical school or nursing programs.

Is the IV Technician Certification valid nationwide?

Yes, the IV Technician Certification from PCT is valid in the United States and Canada.

Students should always check with their state department for their licensing or certification requirements. Some states may require additional training or examination before becoming qualified to work in that state.

Students taking this course need to have the following experience or credentials;

Students should have at least 6 months full-time experience as a practicing phlebotomist, medical assistant, registered nurse, LPN, NP, PA, MD, dental hygienist, dentist, EMT, Paramedic or Fire Fighter.

Knowledge of patient care and venipuncture is required.

  • Online access to HD videos
  • Instructor access
  • Resume preparation
  • Job assistance
  • National I.V. Exam
  • IV Venipuncture practice arm with Supplies

About Your Instructor
Nancy Kimmel, PhD, FNP-BC Med School II