Venipuncture Certification

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About Venipuncture for Technologists

Venipuncture to inject contrast material is permitted under California law for Certified Radiologic Technologists who have completed an approved training course with a minimum of 10 hours of instruction, in combination with supervised clinical practice and current CPR training. The CSRT offers a course to teach techniques for the administration of contrast materials, the pharmacology of dose units, and response to allergic reactions. Materials for the documentation of the supervised clinical practice, required by California law, will be provided. In class, RT students practice venipuncture on I.V. training arms.

CSRT venipuncture courses cover all topics handed by the California State Department of Public Health to meet the requirements for venipuncture certification including:

  • Anatomy and physiology of venipuncture sites
  • Venipuncture instruments, IV solutions, and related equipment
  • Puncture techniques
  • Techniques of intravenous line establishment
  • Hazards and complications of venipuncture


This course is open to Certified Radiologic Technologists. Applicants must provide their current CRT or ARRT license number in order to register. Verification of CPR certification must also be brought to the course.

ASRT Approved Category “A” Credit

This course has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT) for 6.25 Category “A” Credits and meets the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) criteria for Category “A” continuing education credit. In addition to the classroom portion of the course, students must perform ten (10) successful venipunctures under the direct supervision of a physician, registered nurse, or technologist holding an IV contrast certificate. Documentation of ten (10) successful venipunctures must be submitted to CSRT within 30 days of didactic training in order to validate the Certificate of Completion.

Course Duration

One Day Course of 8 Contact Hours, typically 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
* Covered footwear is required *


The attendee cost is $235.00 for CSRT members, and $280.00 for non-members.

How To Attend

CSRT offers numerous venipuncture courses throughout the year. Please visit our event calendar for details.

This course can be taught at your facility, organization or institution, for a minimum of 12 registrants and a maximum of 15 for a single instructor. In addition to the per-attendee cost, the instructor stipend is $500. If your facility would be interested in hosting a CSRT Venipuncture Class for a minimum of 12 technologists, contact the CSRT office for further information.

4747 N. First Street #140
Fresno, CA. 93726
(415) 278-0441