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DOT Collector Training Webinar 9-23-2015

Posted: July 30, 2015

... Are you qualified for DOT urine specimen collections?

DOT regulations for the DOT drug and alcohol testing program require urine specimen collectors to be trained and qualified.  National Drug Screening will host a DOT Urine Specimen Collector training webinar on September 23, 9am - 10:30am EDT.

If you would like to join this training, the fee is $375.00 and this includes a follow-up session for your required proficiency demonstration – Mock Collections.


Once you register and submit payment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and instructions to log into the webinar on September 23, 9am - 10:30am EDT.  You will also receive required self study pre-training materials to review on your own.

What are the qualification training and proficiency demonstration requirements for specimen collectors?

Qualification training must include instruction on (1) all steps necessary to complete a collection correctly and the proper completion and transmission of the Custody and Control Form (CCF); (2) problem collections such as shy bladder and attempts to adulterate a specimen; (3) fatal flaws, correctable flaws, and how to correct problems in collections; and (4) the collector’s responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the collection process, ensuring the privacy of employees being tested, ensuring the security of the specimen, and avoiding conduct or statements that could be viewed as offensive or inappropriate.

Proficiency demonstration consists of completing five consecutive error-free mock collections. The five mock collections must include two uneventful collection scenarios, one insufficient quantity of specimen scenario, one temperature out of range scenario, and one scenario where the donor refuses to sign the CCF and initial the specimen bottle tamper evident seal. These mock collections must be monitored and evaluated by a person that meets the DOT requirements to do so (see #3). This person must attest in writing that the mock collections were error-free.

What qualifications must a collector meet to be able to monitor and evaluate a collector’s proficiency demonstration?

This person must have demonstrated the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities by (1) regularly conducting DOT drug test collections for a period of at least one year; (2) conducting collector training under part 40 for at least one year; or (3) successfully completing a “train the trainer” course.