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Drug Testing Training

Become a Qualified Collector DOT and/or HHS

Obtain the skills and certification you need to be a qualified specimen collector or obtain your re-qualification. FDTS offers the most comprehensive qualification training program available for DOT and/or HHS specimen collectors. This course exceeds the industry standard and Federal training requirements. FDTS guarantee that you will not find a more thorough online course. 

This two-day course is a complete study of the regulations for conducting urine collections in the Department of Transportation (DOT) or Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) drug testing process. Students must complete procedures training prior to the hands-on proficiency demonstration training. Upon completion of training you should be ready to complete and pass your hands on portion.

We offer classroom training that fits your busy schedule. Training dates and locations are available for private group training. Our on-site training services saves you valuable time and money. Call (202) 952-1519 to inquire about training at your location.


How to Become A Collector FAQs

How do I become qualified to be a 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 [See 49 CFR Part 40.33 (b-c), effective August 1, 2001]. Please note: there is no “grandfather” clause or waiver from this requirement.

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. [See 40.33(c)]

Once I’m qualified, how do I get business?  

Becoming a collector was a business decision.  As such, you will need to grow your business according to your business model/plan. Transportation trade shows, the internet or the local yellow pages are a good place to start looking for DOT regulated clients. 

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