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Starting A Drug Testing Business (Video Blog)

Posted: March 8, 2019

In this video of the NDS Video Blog series, Joe Reilly discusses Starting a Drug Testing Business. Starting a drug testing business is a challenge. It will take hard work, dedication, training and also some money. It will also take time and lots of knowledge and then even more time to build your drug testing business.

We recently complied articles I have written over the last few years as an e-book for starting a drug testing busienss.  After reviewing the video, take advantage of the e-book on starting your own drug testing business

Drug Testing Business Plan 

Do you have a business plan, you should.  Lots of planning and decision making is involved in opening a business.  In the drug testing industry, unless you have extensive specialized training, the two main areas for getting into the industry are in collections or TPA management. 

Remember a good business plan should include a description of what you are selling, who the prospective customers are, how you plan to promote, how much money is needed for start-up costs and what are your projections for revenue and expenses.  It may be time to revise, update and expand your business plan.

Drug Testing Business - DOT vs Non DOT

At a basic level you will need to know the difference between DOT and Non-DOT drug testing programs; often called regulated or non-regulated testing.  Workers that fall under U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations must be given a specific type of drug test required for employment drug screening. It is a five-panel test often referred to simply as a "DOT drug screen," and the custody and control form (CCF) used must be a federal form. There are a variety of other rules that apply to the DOT drug & alcohol testing programs required of the employers that are subject to these DOT regulations, you must read 49 CFR Part 40 to learn these.

Drug Testing Business Services and Products

  • Specimen collections at your facility and/or mobile collections
  • Setting up lab and mro accounts for clients
  • Review or initial set up of the drug free workplace policy
  • Supervisor training and employee education programs
  • Coordination of all drug testing and review/reporting of results by a medical review officer
  • Management of the random drug testing program
  • Maintenance of program records
  • Guidance and consultation

Consulting Services for the Drug Test Business Start Up

Are you ready to start a drug testing business?  Our Platinum Package for starting a drug testing business is an intense 80 hour program designed to get you up and running without delay. This program includes self-study homework, webinar presentations followed by two days of live one on one training with Joe Reilly and 30 days of Q & A and follow up consultation. Are you ready to get started today and build a serious drug testing business?  First watch the video and read the e-book. Then contact Joe Reilly at