DOT Urine Specimen Collector Training

Training includes mock collections, scenario training, and initial supplies. 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.

DOT Urine Specimen Collector Training will take approximately 8-hours to complete, including the mandatory mock collections. Training is user-friendly and designed by leading drug testing expert and attorney Andrew Easler, and is made for a wide audience, including new urine specimen collectors, DOT-regulated employers, and third-party testing sites that must adhere to rigorous drug screening compliance, such as, but not limited to, urgent care centers, chiropractors, and other healthcare facilities who wish to conduct DOT-regulated drug screening. 

Training provides learners with techniques and regulations surrounding drug testing, ensuring training complies with the Department of Transportation's 49 CFR Part 40.33 regulations, which also requires hands-on learning via virtual mock collections. These include the five dry mock collections that cover the most common scenarios collectors are likely to encounter while performing urine specimen collections, providing a practical and real-world perspective to the training.

We provide an easy-to-understand set of training materials and an online course that provides the practical aspects of the collection and allows learners to absorb and reinforce theoretical knowledge at their own pace, with training being designed to marry theoretical understanding with practical application, preparing learners for real-world tasks.

In addition to the initial qualification to collect urine under DOT protocols and chain of custody, qualified collectors must enroll in mandatory recertification every five years. This recertification training ensures that all qualified urine specimen collectors remain up-to-date, enhancing the accuracy and integrity of drug testing procedures over time and reducing fatal flaws.

Register for DOT Urine Specimen Collector Training using our online platform that features engaging virtual mock collections, or if you prefer a more hands-on approach, consider our on-site training option. For organizations desiring to incorporate this course into their in-house training, we offer licensable courseware that can be smoothly integrated into any third-party learning system.

DOT Urine Specimen Collector Training guides learners through the Department of Transportation's 49 CFR Part 40.33 requirements so they can adequately perform DOT-regulated urine specimen collections.

As an employer or third-party testing site that performs drug testing for DOT-regulated sectors, such training is essential for maintaining a safe and productive environment and ensuring your organization's stringent adherence to all drug and alcohol testing regulations under 40 CFR Part 40. This adherence to drug screening compliance is fundamental in reducing potential lawsuits resulting from compliance failures.

DOT guidelines dictate strict adherence to several safety and security protocols to complete a urine specimen collection. Participants in this 8-hour course will learn essential topics such as the DOT collection process, handling procedures, and regulatory requirements, including industry best practices for drug and alcohol testing for employees regulated under the following agencies:

  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
  • United States Coast Guard (USCG)

A DOT Urine Specimen Collector plays a crucial role in the drug testing process for DOT-regulated industries, ensuring that the collection and handling of urine specimens follow DOT regulations. Becoming qualified with a reputable trainer is essential for anyone looking to work in this field as it demonstrates a high level of competency and expertise in DOT urine specimen collection procedures.

Training materials ship directly to the learner's home or work and include a valuable guide to federal regulations on drug and alcohol testing and virtual mock demonstrations (mocks) conducted by webcam. Collectors appropriately trained by an experienced and qualified instructor can minimize legal risks and foster a workplace culture of safety and compliance.

The objective of the DOT Urine Specimen Collector Training is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully and without error conduct a urine specimen collection in accordance with the Department of Transportation's (DOT) 49 CFR Part 40 guidelines for collection. Learners will also learn how to effectively utilize the provided resources when conducting a drug screening collection and develop familiarity with industry-specific vocabulary, acronyms, and other jargon commonly used in the field.

  • Understanding DOT Guidelines: Learners will gain a solid understanding of the DOT's 49 CFR Part 40 guidelines for urine specimen collection and should be able to interpret and apply these guidelines accurately throughout the collection process.
    Proficient Collection Techniques: Learners will learn and practice the proper techniques for urine specimen collection, ensuring accurate and reliable results. They will become skilled in the entire collection process, including preparing the collection area, ensuring privacy and security, following chain of custody procedures, and documenting relevant information accurately.
  • Utilizing Resources for Drug Screening: Learners will be familiarized with the various resources available for drug screening, such as collection kits, testing equipment, and documentation forms. They will learn how to effectively use these resources to ensure proper handling, storage, and transportation of specimens, maintaining the integrity of the testing process.
  • Industry-Specific Vocabulary and Acronyms: Learners will develop a solid understanding of industry-specific vocabulary, acronyms, and jargon commonly used in the field of urine specimen collection. They will be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, and other stakeholders, using appropriate terminology and abbreviations.
  • Chain of Custody Procedures: Learners will learn and understand the importance of chain of custody procedures in urine specimen collection. They will learn how to maintain a secure and documented process from when the specimen is collected until it reaches the laboratory for testing. This includes proper labeling, sealing, handling, and documentation to ensure legal defensibility and accuracy.
  • Compliance and Ethical Considerations: Learners will be educated on the importance of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and compliance with relevant regulations and legal requirements in urine specimen collection. They will learn to recognize potential ethical dilemmas and handle them appropriately while maintaining professionalism and integrity.

By the end of the training, learners will have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct urine specimen collections under DOT guidelines, effectively utilize available resources during drug screening, understand chain of custody procedures, and communicate using industry-specific vocabulary and acronyms. They will be well-prepared to perform their roles as DOT urine specimen collectors with confidence, accuracy, and adherence to the highest ethical standards.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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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