Accredited Drug Testing Specimen Collector Training
This course may be used for Initial training OR the 5-Year Recertification training.
50% of Drivers Are Randomly Selected for Drug Testing Yearly
- This does not include pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, and other instances.
- Motor Carriers and Drivers are required to be in a randomized Alcohol and Drug Testing program resulting.
Federal regulations require a 2-part training to become a DOT Certified Specimen Collector:
A “Qualification Course” followed by a “Proficiency Demonstration”
Price for Both: $275
You may start or stop the video at any time and return to finish the video as needed.
A downloadable PDF version of the training manual is included.
Available for your use are drug testing forms, charts that offer guidance, and brochures that you may find useful.
Once you have completed the Qualification Training, you will be given a link to schedule your “Proficiency Demonstration” which must be completed within 30 days.
Conduct 5 mock collections covering common and uncommon collection scenarios. This face-to-face proficiency demonstration is performed with a TeamCME representative via video conference, and usually takes about 90 minutes to complete.
Prepare by practicing on family or staff members by doing at least 5 practice collections prior to your Proficiency Demonstration. (Please use photocopies of the Chain of Custody forms for practice.)
On the day of your Proficiency Demonstration you will need the following:
- 6 Split Collection Kits (These will be sent to you upon purchasing the training course.)
- Have a person with you to act as your “donor” for the mock collections. If no one is available, the proficiency demonstration cannot be completed
- 6 Federal Chain of Custody Forms
- If your computer does not have a webcam, you will need to purchase one
- A computer monitor video camera
- Eliminate all potential distractions and establish an area that will be quiet and without interruptions
We ask that you login to the video conference shortly before your scheduled time and have your supplies available. A Team CME representative will call you on the phone the day of the demonstration. Once we have you on the phone, we will start the video conferencing. Once we can hear and see you and you can hear and see us, we will hang up the phone and be able to communicate through video conferencing alone.