Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Blood Banking
The George Washington University

Program Details

Gain the skills to advance into laboratory leadership positions with the online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Blood Banking for Medical Laboratory Science from the George Washington University (GW). This blood banking certificate teaches you the intricacies of testing, analyzing, separating, transporting, and storing blood for a variety of laboratory applications. This certificate is ideal for those who have already completed their bachelor's degree and seek to enter the field of laboratory science without completing a second bachelor's degree.

GW has designed their blood banking certificate to prepare you with the practical skills to supervise the collection, handling, and delivery of blood for transfusion and diagnostic purposes. 

You'll complete the program ready to sit for the ASCP Board Certification Exam and lead in a laboratory setting.

Blood Banking Certificate Curriculum:
The Certificate in Blood Banking consists of 16 credit hours and can be completed in 1 year.

Sample coursework includes: identifying blood types and antibodies, testing for viruses, performing diagnostic analyses, and applying laboratory science principles to human disease diagnosis.


This program requires a practicum experience to be completed in a clinical laboratory.

  • Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • Recommendations
  • Statement of purpose
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

Special Accreditation

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education