How do I become qualified to be a DOT Urine Drug Screen Collector ?

To become qualified as a collector, you must be knowledgeable about Part 40 regulations, the current “DOT Urine Specimen Collection procedures Guidelines,” and DOT agency regulations applicable to the employers for whom you will perform collections, and you must keep current on any changes to these materials. You must also (1) successfully complete a qualification training program and (2) pass a monitored proficiency demonstration, as required by DOT regulations.

A collector’s qualifications are not location/collection site specific, and their eligibility will follow them anywhere DOT Agency regulated urine specimens are collected. There is no requirement for qualified collectors to register or to be on any federally-maintained or
federally-sponsored list, but they are required to maintain (for Federal inspection) documentation of successful completion of their training and proficiency demonstration requirements. This course will provide a certificate indicating that you have completed the required training.

The qualification training must contain the following elements which are covered in this course:

  • Knowledge about Part 40 collection procedures,
  • All the steps necessary to conduct a proper collection,
  • How to properly fill out a federal collection form (Custody and Control Form, or CCF),
  • How to handle problem collections (shy bladder, attempts to tamper with the test, etc.),
  • Information about fatal and correctable flaws in collections and collection paperwork, and
  • The collector’s responsibility for maintaining the integrity and credibility of the collection
    process, privacy, and specimen security.

After successfully completing the qualification training program, the collector-to-be must then complete five consecutive error-free mock collections under the direct observation of a qualified monitor. These mock collections are included in this course.

The five mock collections must include the following types of collections, in any order:

  • 2 uneventful/routine,
  • 1 covering an insufficient quantity of urine,
  • 1 covering a temperature out of range, and
  • 1 covering a refusal to sign the CCF paperwork and initial the bottle seal.

These mock collections are designed to portray a real event conducted with someone acting as the donor. The collections will be directly observed in real-time by the instructor through a video link and allow direct interaction between instructor and trainee.