Specimen Collection Training & Certification

Do you need training as a DOT urine specimen collector?  Do you want more information about how to be a better DOT urine specimen collector?  This blog is for specimen collectors and will discuss training and best practices for drug and alcohol specimen collections for drug and alcohol testing.  Alternative specimen collections including collections for hair drug testing, oral fluid drug testing and point of collection or instant drug testing will be topics also provided.  This section will also include articles and training updates for DOT urine specimen collectors.


Blog Posts

Top 10 Collection Errors


We often hear about mistakes in the urine specimen collection process for drug testing.  It is important that your drug testing operation perform collections without mistakes.  The Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) recently... [read more]

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DOT Collectors - Are You Ready for an FAA Audit?


By Lisa Ruehle .....Every Designated Employer Representative (DER) relies on their collection sites to perform collections as required by 49 CFR Part 40 for Urine Collectors and Breath Alcohol Technicians (BAT) and Screening Test Technicians (STT)... [read more]

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DOT Direct Observation Urine Collection


DOT Direct Observation Urine Collection 1. DOT’s 49 CFR Part 40 directly observed collections are authorized and required only when:● The employee attempts to tamper with his or her specimen at the collection site.-- The specimen temperature... [read more]

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Questions Asked On FMCSA Collector Audit


FMCSA Audits Urine Specimen Collection Sites, Are you Ready? 40.61(c) - Does the collector positively identify the employee by photo identification or know the procedures to identify the employee before beginning the collection process? 40.355(a) ... [read more]

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Common Collection Site Errors


The importance of the collection sites in the drug testing process cannot be emphasized enough.  This is the only place where the testee (donor) is confronted with the drug test program and all of the prescriptive requirements. These prescriptive... [read more]

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Employers – Free Guide to Monitoring Drug Testing Collection Sites


The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (OCAPC) have issued a new document to assist employers in monitoring drug test collection sites.  This document is useful to collection sites... [read more]

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DOT Specimen Collectors - Top 5 Mistakes


DOT drug and alcohol testing programs require expert specimen collectors.  The industry has a long way to go.  Continued training for urine specimen collectors is more than necessary. Are you a DOT certified collector for DOT drug testing? ... [read more]

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DOT Urine Specimen Collection Procedures


SPECIMEN COLLECTION AND CHAIN OF CUSTODY PROCEDURES “Chain of custody” is the method of tracing each urine specimen to maintain control from initial collection to final disposition. Urine Collection & Chain of Custody Steps: The collector... [read more]

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Drug Testing Specimen Collectors and Collection Sites


The point of collection is the part of the process where the donor is involved, there needs to be a priority that the collection is done with integrity, security and overall good customer service.  The donor will report back to their employer &ndash... [read more]

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What are the DOT requirements for DOT urine specimen collection training for drug testing?


Subpart C - Urine Collection Personnel Need Training - Click Here § 40.33 What training requirements must a collector meet? To be permitted to act as a collector in the DOT drug testing program, you must meet each of the requirements of this section: (a... [read more]

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DOT Urine Specimen Collector Trainings


DOT Urine Specimen Collector Trainings and Required Proficiency DemonstrationOur program is the most comprehensive in the industry for initial certification as a DOT collector. Your certification can be obtained from the comfort of your home or office. ... [read more]

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Alternative Specimen Collection


Looking for training for oral fluid collection, hair drug test collections or instant drug test collections?  Quest Diagnostics makes these trainings available.  These alternative drug testing methods are not currently permitted for DOT drug... [read more]

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