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SBB Certification Online

For blood bank technology specialists, curiosity is in their DNA. Graduates of this program fill an array of positions within the blood center and transfusion medicine fields as technical supervisors, laboratory administrators, quality regulatory assessors, educators and researchers.

How to Become a Blood Technician

  • 12-month, non-credit, online program for those employed in the blood bank field
  • All courses and exams are completed online with clinical rotations at locations chosen by the student
  • Become knowledgeable in all aspects of blood banking and transfusion medicine
  • Become subject matter experts on AABB quality systems and FDA compliance requirements related to blood establishments


The SBBT online curriculum is designed to prepare students to assume positions as technical specialists in the field of blood banking and to take the Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) national exam. Curriculum includes education in laboratory operations, blood donation, serology and more. Download viewbook below for full curriculum details.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $2,800

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Application Requirements

  • Submit a completed application by the deadline
  • Bachelor’s degree from a U.S.-accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics with minimum GPA of 2.5
  • United States citizen or legal resident
  • Two or more years full-time equivalence experience in an accredited blood center, transfusion service or blood bank-related field
  • Current ASCP certification as MLS, MT or BB
  • Two reference letters submitted on the provided form, with one reference from a current supervisor. Download form here.
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Term Deadlines Decision Notification
Fall 2022 June 1, 2022 (Accepted until August 1 depending on space availability) 4-6 weeks after application deadline

Megan Benbow, SBBT Alumna

Megan had been working in a laboratory for eight years and decided it was time to build on her skills. "I had a solid foundation in transfusion medicine, but I knew there was so much more to learn," she says. She enrolled in the SBBT program and found the online format to be incredibly flexible. "We covered a ton of material in a year, and I was well prepared for the SBB exam. I passed on my first try!" Megan was soon promoted to lead medical technologist at Carolinas Medical Center Transfusion Services. "I would recommend this to anyone who wants to provide better care for their patients and take their career to the next level."