For RNs and Allied Health (Dental Assistants and Surgical Techs) only

Your IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Course Program

KEY TAKEAWAY: Both the ‘IV Therapy for Allied Health’ and ‘IV Therapy for RNs’ programs offer a choice between face-to-face and online components. The ‘IV Therapy for LVNs program’ includes both formats but requires mandatory face-to-face attendance.


Class Events



12:00 - 3:00 PM

Practice with Experts:

Guided IV Sticks via Zoom with your own IV Stick Kit

For RNs and Allied Health (Dental Assistants and Surgical Techs) only

How to Practice with All-In-One IV Kit

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Watch & Learn: IV Tutorial Videos with All-in One IV Kit

•Designed for RNs & Allied Health
•Get the All-in-One IV Kit
•Watch and put your skills into practice with these IV tutorial videos

•Patient Variability: IV sticks' complexity varies among patients due to factors like age, vein size, health, and vascular condition.
•Vein Selection: Choose accessible veins in the Antecubital Fossa for practice; they are easier and safer.
•Thin or Edematous Arms: Exercise caution with patients having thin or swollen arms; these veins can be delicate.
•Practice & Experience: New healthcare practitioners should practice under supervision to build competence and confidence.
•Patient Comfort: Prioritize patient comfort and informed consent; explain procedures and address concerns.
•Adherence to Protocols: Follow healthcare facility protocols, including infection control and documentation.
•Continuous Learning: Keep updating IV therapy knowledge for proficiency.
•Seek Help: In challenging situations, consult experienced colleagues or supervisors for patient safety.
Remember that patient safety is paramount. If you encounter difficulties during an IV stick, do not hesitate to seek assistance from a more experienced colleague or supervisor. The complexity of IV sticks underscores the importance of proper training and ongoing professional development.

•As of September 2022, the BVNPT Application Processing Fee is now $50 per Student.
•We can no longer cover processing with only your registration fee.
•LVNs that need to certify/re-certify MUST pay an additional $50 per class registration by clicking the $50 BVNPT Processing Fee Add-On at checkout!

CLICK HERE for the Official BVNPT notice as proof.
CLICK HERE to see Previous Student Care if need assistance.

Our American Heart Association training classes are offered weekly and our BVNPT approved IV Certification classes are conducted twice per month.

Feel Free to call or register online.

We do group trainings at your site and at your convenience! All of our classes are held in the Wilshire Blvd Corridor in the heart of Los Angeles.



Purchase individual items or get the All-in-One Kit

ALL-in-One IV Therapy & Blood Draw Kit

Required IV Therapy & Blood Draw Supplies

Don’t forget to order one by one from Amazon

Please see Kit List for missing items. Make sure to set up & read instructions for your hand
dummy prior to coming first class date.

TAKE OUR BLENDED IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Course!

•Register for the class above.

•Read the Confirmation Email instructions

•Use the CODE from the Confirmation Email to take the THEORY portion ONLINE.

CLICK the link above to take the Theory Portion ONLINE & show up for Saturday & Sunday Session (Don’t forget to bring your certificate of completion)

Instruction for Zoom Sessions Only

(for RNs, RTs, Rad Techs & Allied Health, NOT eligible for California LVN)

Pre Skills Online:
(i) Complete Online Portion
(ii)Obtain Online Certificate of Completion

Day 1:
(iii) Pre-purchase and have Equipment set up
(iv) Practice with teacher via Zoom
(v) Check-off will be done on One-on-One basis
(vi) Allow for 3-4 hours of Practice

Day 2:
(vii Optional) For Live Actual Sticks, have a Volunteer on hand in your location
–Make sure the camera is close up while sticking your volunteer for coaching

Zoom is an add-on in the registration

Course Description

IV therapy and Blood Withdrawal CourseIV therapy and Blood Withdrawal Course Los Angeles offered by Creativeresol-ve Educational Company

is excellent for RNs looking to refresh their IV skills and a great way for LVNs to fulfill mandatory BVNPT course requirement.
We will focus on several different areas in IV and Blood Withdrawal methods, basic and advanced reviews, and cultivating skills and knowledge of Central lines, PICC lines, and IV pumps.

IV Therapy course will include review of human body and functions, importance of electrolytes and fluids, IV solution concentrations, IV preparation, vein selection [location, location, location] and live practice*.
* Last day of this course will involve guided venipuncture on fellow students. ***
Please bring in a proxy if you are unable to volunteer for IV hands-on.

Hours required by Intravenous Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Licensure

LVNs are required to complete 36 hours and stay for the full 3 days
RNs are required to attend up to 20 hours and may leave after formal
lecture ends.

RNs may also opt to take study materials home and forego 1st day of
class but are required to attend 2nd and 3rd day of class. Allied
Health participants – please discuss your needed hours with our class
coordinator @ 213 300 5045.

Why be Intravenous Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Certified?

First of all, certification ensures professional development in the field. It ensures patient safety.
BVNPT as certifying board in the field ensures that those who performs Intravenous practice
are capable and has the required knowledge in the field.

In the completion of Iv Therapy and Blood Withdrawal course, YOU will be able to:
•List the areas of anatomy primarily used in the initiation of Intravenous Therapy (IV).
•List the Physiological reasons for IV.
•Name the different pieces used and the reasons for their use.
•Name the different types of IV solutions used and the reasons for their use.
•List the use of Hyperalimentation and Lipid use, and what patients would require them.
•Know the major electrolytes, their functions, and symptoms of excess or deficit.
•Accurately calculate IV drip rates for manual flow control.
•List the different sites available, means of protecting the sites and proper patient preparation
for IV Therapy.
•List of the steps of the IV insertion procedure, with emphasis on the safety issues.
•Give reasons why a patient should need a Central catheter and the nurses role in the
insertion of the line.
•Give reasons why a patient should require blood transfusions and the nurses role in the insertion of the line.
•List the complication and the trouble shooting measures of IV Therapy.
•Successfully fulfill the requirements of State of California LVN Board in the practical
application of IV insertion.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

•For further educational queries, you may contact the respective Board Committee contact line listed below

The Board must certify a licensed vocational nurse first before being allowed to perform intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal.
Please make sure to look up your scope if not an RN or LVN.


• LVNs
• RNs
• Physician Assistants
• Nurse Practitioners
• Dentists
• Surgical Assistants
• Radiology Techs
• Medical Assistants
• Phlebotomy Technicians

Yes. Feel free to contact us and schedule a class for your school or facility.

Email us at info@educatesimplify.com

•What Are Your Office Hours?

Close every Monday, Thursday, & Saturday due to outside training.

Open every:
TUE – 10 AM to 1 PM
WED – 10 AM to 6 PM
FRI – 10 AM to 3 PM
SUN – 9:30 AM to 5 PM (if no class scheduled)

Check the CLASS SCHEDULE here.

For urgent matters & appointment setting, please TEXT us @ 213 300 5045

•$6 in 3580 Wilshire Parking Structure

•$18 between 9 AM & 5 PM
•$6 parking in St. Basil parking lot

•$6 parking in 3580 Parking Structure
•$6 parking in St.Basil — Try not to park due to Church Services
•FREE parking on the streets

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What is the Scope of Practice of the following:

There are two methods a licensee can become certified to perform IV/BW. The first is by completing a Board approved course in IV/BW. The second is by obtaining verification of competency by a California licensed physician or registered nurse.

Approved IV/BW course providers are listed on the Board’s website under “Education.”

Contact the Board at (916) 263-7800 or by email at bvnpt@dca.ca.gov for information regarding verification of competency for IV/BW certification.

EMTs and phlebotomists may take the course but will not be certified. Only LVNs are eligible for certification.

No, this is a novice-friendly course that will help you build the skill sets and confidence you need to excel in the workplace.

Taking this course is not mandatory for RNs. However, if you wish to gain additional knowledge, experience, confidence, and recognition for completing the course. Some employers do ask RNs to take this course for competencies.

In this class, IV therapy and blood withdrawal are comprehensively covered in terms of techniques, fundamental IV review, and advanced theory (maintaining PICC lines, central lines, pumps, etc.).

LVNs are authorized to undertake “services requiring those technical, manual skills gained” in approved vocational nursing courses. This enables LVNs to carry out procedures such as administering medication by injection, taking blood, and beginning IV fluids when instructed to do so by a doctor. Medication is just INJECTED, not infused.

We have previously allowed CNAs if they are actively in an accredited LVN or RN program. However, if they are not enrolled in any LVN/RN program, they will not be allowed to enroll in our IV class.

After obtaining their LVN/RN license, only then their IV Certificate become valid.

20 CEUs

Yes, IV Therapy for Allied Health Professionals

If your work or applying for work requires it, Then you need it. We have no restrictions on LVNs taking ACLS. You just need to know your scope (i.e. no IV meds).

This will be part of your homework when you come to class – to research & know your scope of practice. There will be a document you will sign. We can email you a link & this info: https://secure.cpshr.us/cltreg/pt_faq.asp

What kinds of new phlebotomy certifications are there?
A: There are three kinds

 *Limited Phlebotomy Technician: Authorized to do skin puncture blood collection only.

*Certified Phlebotomy Technician I: Authorized to do venipuncture and skin punctures

 *Certified Phlebotomy Technician II: Authorized to do venipuncture, arterial puncture, and skin punctures.

Phlebotomists generally deal with the withdrawal of blood from patients, as well as handling blood specimens. If you have a certification from an IV blood draw or IV injection and are certified to do that, then you may do that as well. A CPT 1 may do an IV or IV blood draw so long as they have been trained to do so. If blood withdrawal with a butterfly needle is okay, I cannot see why any other collection procedure would be NOT allowed. I think you should contact these individuals for more information, though. Hopefully, they can further justify what I’ve said: Linda Wraxall: 510-620-3793 or linda.wraxall@cdph.ca.gov Pam Farrell: 213-576-6746 or Pamela.farrell@cdph.ca.gov

Yes, those professions are eligible to take our IV Therapy Course and register under the ALLIED HEALTH class as long as it’s in the scope of practice.

Yes. The IV Therapy is accredited for Rad Techs – for 24 A+ credits. On the ARRT R.T. website, it is required to report at least 24 Category A or A+ CE credits with the renewal of registration. See accreditation details on our IV Therapy page www.educatesimplify.com under “IV therapy & Blood Withdrawal”.

We have educated many medical assistants in the past so we do take them in as long as they are working in a healthcare facility with an existing MA certification. For Radiology Technicians, we are accredited to provide IV therapy education for 24 hours. MAs and Rad Techs are given mandatory homework to look up their scope of practice in California.

Yes, this class is accredited for Rad Techs. Please register under Allied Health. Hope this helps.

Yes, students and non-NCLEX passers can still the class and are advised to email us ASAP when they get their licensed number after passing NCLEX. Email us at needhelp@educatesimplify.com for the paperwork to be processed to the BVNPT.

Important note: No school or hospital can “certify” you for anything. Only California state boards (government) can do that. If you are an MA or CPT1, you can take the class but it will depend on your workplace to let or not let you give IVs to patients.

Can I apply my IV/BW Certification to California License?

No. The Board does not recognize out-of-state certification for IV/BW. To be certified in California, a licensee must complete a California-approved IV/BW course or obtain verification of competency from a California-licensed physician or registered nurse.

To qualify under the verification of competency method, a “Verification of Competency” form must be mailed directly to the physician or registered nurse for completion.

No. The IV/BW certification does not need to be renewed. The original certification information won’t be changed even if a licensee finishes a new IV/BW course and submits the information to the Board.

There are two methods a licensee can become certified to perform IV/BW. The first is by completing a Board approved course in IV/BW. The second is by obtaining verification of competency by a California licensed physician or registered nurse.

Approved IV/BW course providers are listed on the Board’s website under “Education.”

Contact the Board at (916) 263-7800 or by email at bvnpt@dca.ca.gov for information regarding verification of competency for IV/BW certification.

The certificate of completion that you will get upon completing the course will serve as a proof that you are IV certified. You can show this to your employer while waiting for the update from the board’s website.

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“Medical Assistant REQUESTING REFUND over Not Being Qualified to Do IVs”. What to do?

Medical Assistants before signing up for the class are given the homework to look up their scope of practice in the state. They need to sign a document stating they understand the scope of practice they have researched. AND AS PART OF THE IV THERAPY AND BLOOD WITHDRAWAL REFUND POLICY TERMS: There will be a 60% Refund fee for credit card and cash transactions if the participant decides to cancel within the class schedule beginning the first day of class and/or after class has ended due to ordered materials $40 Refund fee if canceled before the first day of class if FULL Tuition is Paid. $15 Refund fee if canceled before the first day of class if DEPOSIT is Paid.

Unfortunately, we don’t accept checks as we are Cash/Credit Card basis only.

What is covered in Friday classes? How about Saturday and Sunday?

During the 1st day, the lessons covered are usually just Theory. We do practicals on the 2nd and 3rd day which is why it is advisable to wear your scrubs.

Note: Students who are not able to attend the Friday class are encouraged to finish the IV Therapy Module as part of the Theory.

For LVNs, class ends at 7:30 or 8:30 PM while for RNs, class ends at 5:30 PM. RNs may also opt to leave before the class ends to do home study. Unfortunately, we don’t have evening classes.

The class is conducted every Friday at 7:30 AM, Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 AM. RNs may forego the 1st day but are expected to attend 2nd and 3rd-day classes. RNs and Allied Health will receive 20 CEHs plus a Certificate of Completion at the end of the class. LVNs on the other hand have to complete a minimum of 36 hours of class time to get the CEUs.

Do we practice on each other or on models? Do we practice in the hospital on actual patients?

Both on models and classmates. Educate Simplify has a Zoom session course. See if you are eligible.

The course you bought is the first part segment of our Actual IV therapy class, meaning the second part, we need to see you in our training center for skills practice. Sessions are held on Saturday and Sunday.

Scope Practice

1. Medical Assistants

Link: https://mbc.ca.gov/Licensing/Physicians-and-Surgeons/Practice-Information/Medical-Assistants.aspx

Summary: Medical assistants are unlicensed, and may only perform basic administrative, clerical and technical supportive services as permitted by law. An unlicensed person may not diagnose or treat or perform any task that is invasive or requires assessment. The responsibility for the appropriate use of unlicensed persons in health care delivery rests with the physician.. Medical assistants who have completed the minimum training prescribed by regulation may draw blood.

In summary, medical assistants are not licensed, and it is not legal to use them to replace highly trained, licensed professionals. The medical assistant is present to assist and perform basic supportive services in the physician’s office.

Those duties must be appropriate with the medical assistant’s required training.

2. Phlebotomists

Link: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OSPHLD/LFS/Pages/Phlebotomist.aspx

Summary: There are three levels of phlebotomy certification, each with a different scope of practice. For information about each level please click on the certificate type in the list below:

3. Surgical Assistant

Link: http://www.nbcopa.org/uploads/3/4/9/4/34943214/sa_-practice_by_state.pdf

**California law, both statutory and decisional, provides no definition of our scope of practice for a surgical first assistant.

4. Physician Assistant

Link:  https://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/pac_brochure.shtml

Summary: A PA performs many of the same diagnostic, preventative, and health maintenance services as a physician. These services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Taking health histories.
  • Performing physical examinations.
  • Ordering X-rays and laboratory tests.
  • Ordering respiratory, occupational, or physical therapy treatments.
  • Performing routine diagnostic tests.
  • Making diagnoses.
  • Treating and managing patient health problems.
  • Administering immunizations and injections.
  • Instructing and counseling patients.
  • Providing continuing care to patients in the home, hospital, or in an extended care facility.
  • Providing referrals within the health care system.
  • Performing minor surgery.
  • Providing preventative health care services.
  • Acting as first or second assistants during surgery.
  • Responding to life-threatening emergencies.
  • Ordering medications that are authorized by a physician.

5. Naturopathic Practitioner

Link: https://naturopathic.ca.gov/applicants/admin_iv_licensees.shtml

Summary: Per Business and Professions Code section 3640.8, expressly permits the administration of intravenous (IV) Therapies by licensed naturopathic doctors practicing in California. A licensed psychiatric technician can only be certified in blood withdrawal (not intravenous therapy). A PT must be certified by the Board to perform blood withdrawal.

6. LVN


Summary: An LVN may administer medications by hypodermic injection. May withdraw blood from a patient showing competency under the physician or surgeon’s instruction. An LVN is allowed to start and superimpose intravenous fluid when is certified, completing a prescribed course of instruction and performed in an organized healthcare system.

7. RN

Link: https://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/regulations/npr-b-03.pdf

Summary: The practice of nursing within the meaning of this chapter means those functions, including basic health care, that help people cope with difficulties in daily living that are associated with their actual or potential health or illness problems or the treatment thereof, and that require a substantial amount of scientific knowledge or technical skill. In this article, it was also stated that practicing nurses includes performance of skin tests, immunization techniques, and the withdrawal of human blood from veins and arteries.

  • Board of Vocational NursingEmail: californiavneducators@gmail.com
    Phone: not indicated
  • LVN
    Email: bvnpt.sop@dca.ca.gov
    Phone: (916) 263-7843
  • RN
    Email: not indicated
    Phone:(916) 322-3350 – Main Office
    Fax: (916) 574-7697 – Applicant Services
  • Surgical Assistants
    Email: not available
    Phone: not available

Educate simplify Refund/Cancellation/Reschedule Policy:
A place in the class has been reserved JUST FOR YOU. We understand that situations beyond your control may arise, requiring you to cancel and reschedule a class.

Educate simplify Refund/Cancellation/Reschedule Policy:
Please give at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend.


There will be a 60% Refund fee for credit card and cash transactions if participant decides to cancel after the class schedule or when the class ended already and $15 Refund fee if cancelled before or during the class schedule.

We suggest you reschedule instead.

Class must be rescheduled within 60 days (Provider Courses).

To cancel and/or reschedule a class

Please call 213 300 5045.

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