DOT Breath Alcohol Technician Training

Training includes mock collections, scenario training, initial supplies (breathalyzer not included), and a non-DOT supplement. Qualification certificates are valid in the United States, Canada, and other countries that use DOT regulations. We also offer initial online proficiency training without the mock collections and discounts with our all-in-one training bundles. 

The DOT Breath Alcohol Technician Training was developed by Attorney Andrew Easler, a leading expert in drug and alcohol testing and drug-free workplaces. Training instills the fundamentals of both DOT and non-DOT breath alcohol testing and aslo qualifies the technician to conduct testing. 

Training will take approximately eight hours, consisting of self-paced online modules, live virtual demonstrations, and scenario training, ensuring learners have the knowledge and hands-on experience to conduct breath alcohol testing effectively. It also includes training on one EBT (Evidential Breath Testing) device to acquaint learners with real-world testing tools.

This course requires learners to have an Evidential Breath Testing Device (EBT) and enough mouthpieces to complete mock demonstrations. We recommend 10 Alcohol Testing Forms (ATFs), 10 spare mouthpieces, and tamper-evident tape if your EBT Device does not print tamper-evident self-adhesive labels. Recommended devices we provide training on include Lifeloc, Intoximeters, Draeger, and Alcovisor.

Designed in strict adherence to federal HHS and DOT regulation 49 CFR Part 40, the course covers foundational knowledge, qualification training, and seven initial proficiency demonstrations and incorporates common scenarios that technicians may face in the field, ensuring learners are well-prepared for a wide range of testing situations.

Breath Alcohol Technicians (BATs) are crucial in maintaining drug and alcohol-free workplaces. Their primary function involves administering on-site breath tests to ascertain an employee's level of impairment. Unlike urine specimen collections, breath tests administered by BATs provide immediate, on-site results following an initial screening and a subsequent confirmation test. DOT Breath Alcohol Technician training is an 8-hour course that complies with federal HHS and DOT regulation 49 CFR Part 40.213(a-c).

The course was designed around three fundamental benchmarks: basic information, qualification training, and a robust series of seven initial proficiency demonstrations. A notable advantage of this course is that it qualifies individuals to conduct non-DOT breath alcohol tests in accordance with most state laws.

Learners start with a self-guided online course, allowing them to proceed at their own pace. The training incorporates diverse learning materials such as instructional videos, reference documents, resources, and interactive presentations. To ensure the practical application of theory, the course also includes virtual mock demonstrations (mocks) that depict common scenarios technicians will encounter. These will be conducted via webcam at no extra cost, allowing students to apply what they've learned in a realistic setting.

Training will qualify learners as DOT Breath Alcohol Technicians and is intended for a broad range of professionals, including new BATs seeking foundational training, seasoned BATs requiring a refresher, business owners, supervisors, nurses, medical assistants, laboratory technicians, safety officers, and more. With this qualification, individuals can better support their organization's commitment to a drug and alcohol-free working environment.

Upon completing the online examination, learners can instantly download a certificate of completion as a tangible testament to their newly acquired skills and knowledge.

  • Learn Collection and Testing Protocols: By the conclusion of the training, successful students will exhibit complete proficiency in conducting tests and collections. They will understand the applicable protocols of DOT Breath Alcohol, demonstrating an ability to adapt to varied, real-world collection scenarios with 100% accuracy and efficiency.

  • Gain an understanding of Industry Terminology: Upon completing the course, successful students will understand the specific language of the industry. They will effectively understand and use a broad spectrum of industry terms, contributing to clear, concise, and accurate communication within the professional setting.

  • Develop Proficiency in Understanding Protocols: Students will acquire a deep knowledge of the relevant protocols in the field, demonstrating this through completing an online proficiency quiz. They will need to achieve a 75% or higher score to exhibit their adeptness in navigating and implementing these protocols.

  • Enhance Problem-Solving Skills: As part of their training, students will learn to respond effectively to challenges that may arise during collections and testing processes. They will practice problem-solving in dynamic scenarios, preparing them to handle real-world situations confidently.

  •  Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards: This training will also instill a strong sense of professional ethics and conduct in the learners. They will learn the importance of maintaining confidentiality and respect for test subjects, ensuring their practice upholds the profession's high standards.

  • Learn Regulatory Compliance: Learners will be well-versed in local, state, and federal testing and collection regulations.


DOT Compliant Training

The course is made to meet or exceed the stringent training and certification benchmarks established by federal and state regulatory bodies across all 50 states and their territories, as well as in Canada, Mexico, and any country following DOT regulations for agencies including FMCSA, FAA, FTA, FRA, USCG, and PHMSA, along with other jurisdictions that apply DOT guidelines.


Compliant with State Regulations

This course is made to meet or exceed the training standards and requirements set by the specific state, province, or territory for which it was created and intended. Please note that additional licensing, permits, or registrations may be necessary and should be obtained from the relevant state agencies as needed.


Content Made and Reviewed by Attorneys

Taking a course developed and reviewed by attorneys with expertise in their subjects ensures learners receive accurate and relevant content. Their specialized knowledge translates into practical insights, preparing learners for real-world applications.


Collector Support® for Drug Testing

Learners, managers, and supervisors have direct access to our team of trainers for inquiries, assistance, or questions. Reach out to a US-based trainer by calling or sending an email. We are committed to responding quickly during regular business hours, ensuring you receive timely support to enhance your learning experience.


Learn On-the-Go: Accessible Education Anytime, Anywhere

Our eLearning platform, with its intuitive design, is accessible across all modern desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, ensuring a seamless learning experience. Our courses remain active until completion, eliminating the need to rush and promoting better retention, performance in practice, and reduced errors compared to conventional training methods.


Credits Expire Only After Acceptance

Content credits provide a flexible approach to training, only expiring when the user accepts the course invitation. This means training managers can purchase credits ahead of time, enjoy cost savings, and be free to allocate training as it suits training schedules or organizational needs.


Instant Access to Courses and Content Credits

Trainers and managers can instantly invite learners to access courses. Upon registration or receiving an invitation, learners gain immediate entry to start their training


Estimated 8 Hours of Learning

This course provides approximately 8 hours of learning, designed for self-paced learning to allow for in-depth study. fulfilling or surpassing all relevant federal or state training hour mandates, as well as other certification requirements. While the duration is for planning and compliance purposes, the completion time may vary according to each learner’s pace, reading speed, and comprehension ability.


Download Certificates Upon Completion

After course completion, learners can immediately download their training certificates. Managers and trainers will also have the ability to view and download certificates for their employees, streamlining the documentation of completed training.


Instant Manager Account with 2+ Content Credits

With the purchase of two or more credits, a manager account is automatically created. This account streamlines the process of inviting employees, consolidates training certificates, and assists with general compliance and certification training audits.


Volume Discounts

Did you know that our course credits never expire? This provides the flexibility to stock up and learn from anywhere in the world and at any time. Plus, purchasing in bulk is cost-effective, as volume discounts are automatically applied during checkout, providing more value for your investment.


Additional Resources

Learners looking to expand their learning experience can purchase additional resources like books and guides or subscribe to our social media accounts on Linkedin and YouTube to reinforce their knowledge. These tools and resources strengthen ability, improve practical skills, and enhance compliance and practical rule application.

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