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New Certification Programs Provided by EdVantage Training Solutions

EdVantage Training Solutions, an affiliate company of Dean’s Professional Services, is now offering 40-hour (classroom) prep courses (open to the public) for medical assistants and phlebotomists seeking certification and will be hosting a series of free open house events for all interested professionals. Open houses will be held at 11511 Katy Freeway, Suite 430 Houston, TX 77079 and potential students will be able to meet instructors, learn more about the program and hear about potential scholarship opportunities.

The courses will prepare students for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or the Phlebotomy Certification (CPT) exams. The courses are 6 weeks long, with flexible scheduling, remote course accessibility options, and financial aid assistance. Courses for both Medical Assistants and Phlebotomists include: 27 hours of instruction, 6 hours of study tips and test taking strategy, 3 hours of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certification, general instruction, and 3 hours practice exam time. These courses also incorporate soft skills training to up-skill professionals seeking to transitioning to a new industry or level in the professional health care environment.

Qualifications for anyone seeking to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) or the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) through National Healthcareers Association (NHA) is required to have a Medical Assistant / Phlebotomist diploma or at least 5 years of recent medical assistant working experience. Course cost is $575 per student. Scholarship opportunities are available through funding partnerships within the community.

Dates and Times of the open house events are as follows:

  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10 a.m.

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10 a.m.

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

EdVantage Training Solutions (DSSI) is a full-service HR partner and Training Solutions Provider. EdVantage provides employee and employ-ability solutions for today’s challenges through continuing education programs structured to service multiple industries including medical, human resources, information technology and soft skills necessary to enter the job market, up-skill professionals to the next level, or transition skillset to enter a new industry. Our employer partnership solutions include a full range of HR services and training and education solutions customized to fit our clients’ goals.

EdVantage Training Solutions is affiliated with Dean's Professional Services is a national and award-winning staffing, staff development, and consulting company. DPS was named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Houston 2017. Also, in 2017, DPS Founder & President, Mrs. Jennifer Dean, was nominated for the Women Who Mean Business Award by the Houston Business Journal. Since 1999, Dean's Professional Services has ranked among the largest permanent placement, largest area temporary placement, largest minority owned, and the Fast 100 by the Houston Business Journal. In 2009, Dean's Professional Services became a Joint Commission Certified Health Care Staffing Service.

For more information about EdVantage Training Solutions visit or call 713-785-7483 or 1-800-805-9318.

For more information about Dean’s Professional Services—Smith & Dean, Inc. visit

For more information on the National Healthcareers Association visit

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