The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accepts concerning 60 programs in phlebotomy and also medical assisting. Phlebotomists could also be certified after examination by a variety of agencies, including the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), the American Medical Technologists (AMT), the American Association of Medical Personnel (AAMP), the National Credentialing Agency (NCA) as well as the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA). The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) additionally covers phlebotomy on their across the country identified exam. Exams lead to classification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) or Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT). Certified Medical Assistants (CMA) are frequently hired to be phlebotomists.