New DOT Drug Testing Form Required August 30, 2021

Last updated on July 27th, 2021 at 05:15 pm

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the updated and revised Federal Custody and Control for DOT drug testing. The new form is available now and must be used by August 30, 2021. This is a required component of the DOT drug testing program.

Effective August 30, 2021 the new DOT CCF form must be used. When the old Federal CCF form is utilized after August 30, 2021 a memorandum for record (MFR), or an affidavit will be required by laboratories before DOT urine specimens are tested. Using the old form will cause affidavits, delays, upset customers and bad customer service.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

These are questions about the new Federal Custody and Control Form for DOT drug testing:

How do I know if I have the old DOT CCF form or the new DOT CCF form?  The easiest way to know the difference is that Copy 1 Lab copy in Step 2 has information about ORAL FLUID testing.  The old form does not mention Oral Fluid. See the image at the bottom of this page

Is Oral Fluid testing now authorized? NO, DOT has not yet authorized Oral Fluid testing, do not collect oral fluid using these new DOT CCF forms. 

What should I do with the old CCF forms? As soon as you have the new DOT CCF’s, throw away the old DOT CCF’s, this is critical.

Where can I find official information on this? Go to: https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/Notice_CCF_August_2020 

Where do I get the new CCF forms? Whoever manages your drug testing account, Lab or TPA can assist you so that you receive the new DOT CCF form before August 30, 2021.  A better option is to work with a third-party administrator (TPA) that can provide you with electronic ordering (eCCF) with no paper drug testing forms.

Can I see the new DOT CCF form called the Federal Custody and Control Form?

Yes, you can view the Federal CCF 2020 New for DOT

All of this can be avoided with electronic scheduling and eCCF.

How can I get help?

National Drug Screening (NDS) is a professional third-party administrator (TPA) that can help you with your DOT drug testing program.  Our preference is to avoid any of the problems above with the use of electronic ordering of drug testing through our robust web portal. This eliminates the use of the paper Federal Custody and Control Form which changes often and these changes cause issues.

Random consortium programs are available from NDS with professional service at affordable and fair pricing.  Account set up can be accommodated in 5 to 7 days.  Immediate testing is always available order online or call 866-843-4545.

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