Non-DOT Oral Fluid Collector Training

DOT Oral Fluid Collector training is now open for pre-registration.

Non-DOT Oral Fluid Specimen Collector Training is designed for anyone collecting oral fluid samples for drug testing, including healthcare professionals, collection sites, in-house testing personnel, and urgent care centers. The course was created by attorney Andrew Easler, Esq., a subject matter expert in drug testing and drug-free workplaces. Training will prepare learners with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to conduct oral fluid drug testing, and learners who successfully complete the training will receive a downloadable certificate evidencing proof of training and qualification. 

This course focuses on two primary types of oral fluid sample collections: instant testing and laboratory-based collections. Learners will become knowledgeable in the different drugs that can be detected, their detection times, and the importance of correct handling and chain of custody to prevent errors and fatal flaws.

Non-DOT oral fluid tests are used by employers not governed by DOT regulations. The substances that an oral fluid test can detect may vary depending on the specific brand and technology of the test. However, here is what a standard oral fluid collection can test for:

  • Amphetamines (includes Methamphetamine, MDMA)
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Opiates (includes Heroin, Morphine, Codeine)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Barbiturates
  • Methadone
  • Oxycodone

With a flexible online format, the training takes about 2-to-4 hours and includes virtual mock demonstrations to provide a hands-on experience, with all training materials provided by Students learn independently through various resources, including videos, reference documents, and live training over a webcam. Training also covers the benefits and legal implications of oral fluid testing, such as its non-invasive nature, privacy considerations, and rapid testing.

This course ensures collectors are thoroughly prepared to conduct accurate and reliable oral fluid drug testing and are provided with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement Non-DOT oral fluid drug testing professionally, following best industry practices.

The Non-DOT Oral Fluid Specimen Collector Training course is designed for learners collecting oral fluid samples for drug testing. Whether learners are healthcare professionals, representatives from testing companies, or work in urgent care centers, this course provides the necessary knowledge and practical skills to conduct accurate and reliable oral fluid drug testing and was created by attorney Andrew Easler, Esq., a subject matter expert in drug testing and drug-free workplaces, this training follows best industry practices and ensures learners are prepared to implement Non-DOT oral fluid drug testing professionally.

This course is not designed to comply with the training requirements of 49 CFR Part 40.35, which are for federally regulated oral fluid testing protocols. To comply with this regulation, learners should enroll in the DOT Oral Fluid Collector Training course instead.

Course Highlights:

  • Understand the different types of oral fluid sample collections: instant results and laboratory-based collections.
  • Gain knowledge about the drugs that can be detected through oral fluid testing, their detection times, and the importance of proper handling to prevent errors and fatal flaws.
  • Learn the principles of oral fluid drug testing, including collection procedures, sample handling and storage, chain of custody protocols, quality control measures, and documentation requirements.
  • Explore the benefits of oral fluid testing, such as its non-invasive nature, privacy considerations, and rapid results.
  • Engage in virtual mock demonstrations to experience hands-on learning and practice the collection process.
  • Access various resources, including videos, documents, interactive quizzes, and supplemental materials to enhance learners' understanding of the subject.
  • Address legal and regulatory considerations associated with oral fluid drug testing, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Troubleshoot common challenges collectors may encounter during oral fluid drug testing, such as sample volume issues, device malfunctions, and specimen adulteration.

Enroll in the Non-DOT Oral Fluid Specimen Collector Training to develop the skills and expertise needed to perform accurate and reliable oral fluid drug testing. Equip yourself with the knowledge to uphold best industry practices, ensure compliance, and contribute to drug-free workplaces.

By successfully completing the Non-DOT Oral Fluid Specimen Collector Training course, students will be able to:

  • Conduct collections and testing: Demonstrate the ability to conduct oral fluid collections and testing following the relevant protocols for the specific testing modality. This includes performing collections accurately and efficiently in compliance with industry standards and best practices.

  • Adapt to dynamic collection scenarios: Apply learned knowledge and skills to adapt to dynamic and real-world scenarios. Successfully handle different situations, challenges, and variables that may arise during the collection process while maintaining proficiency.

  • Understand industry terms and protocols: For oral fluid specimen collection and testing, industry-specific terms and protocols. Recognize and utilize appropriate terminology when discussing the subject matter.

  • Complete online quiz with proficiency: Demonstrate knowledge acquisition and comprehension by achieving a minimum score of 75% or greater on the online quiz. This showcases a solid understanding of the course material and the ability to apply learned concepts effectively.

  • Ensure accuracy and reliability: Emphasize the importance of maintaining accuracy and reliability throughout the collection and testing process. Understand the significance of adhering to protocols to ensure valid and legally defensible results.

  • Foster a drug-free workplace: Comprehend the role of a Non-DOT Oral Fluid Specimen Collection in promoting and maintaining drug-free workplaces and communities, and understand the impact of drug testing on workplace safety and the importance of ethical conduct in this field.

  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving: Develop critical thinking skills to analyze and resolve collection-related challenges. Apply problem-solving techniques to overcome obstacles and ensure successful specimen collection and testing outcomes.

  • Professional communication: Demonstrate effective communication skills when interacting with individuals undergoing oral fluid specimen collection, including the ability to convey instructions, address concerns, and maintain professionalism throughout the process.

  • Stay updated with industry changes: Recognize the importance of staying informed about evolving industry standards, regulations, and best practices related to oral fluid specimen collection. Commit to ongoing professional development to ensure up-to-date knowledge and skills.

  • Foster a commitment to ethical conduct: Understand and adhere to ethical principles and standards for oral fluid specimen collection. Uphold confidentiality, privacy, and legal requirements to maintain the trust and integrity of the testing process.

Successfully achieving these training objectives will provide learners with the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to excel in oral fluid collections and contribute to maintaining safe and drug-free workplaces.


State Compliant

This course meets or exceeds the training requirements in all 50-states. However, in some instances additional licensing or permitting acquired through state agencies may be required prior to conducting Non-DOT tests.


Created by Attorneys

This course and its supplemental resources were created and reviewed by our team of attorneys.  


Live Customer Support

Students, managers and supervisors can contact us, chat with a us-based trainer to answer questions for the duration of the course by calling 1-888-390-5574, using our in-application live chat, or sending an email and we will respond within 60-minites during of regular business hours.


Learn Anytime & Anywhere

Our courses only expire when you're finished with the course, this means that employees don’t feel rushed into “cramming” for a course only to forget the material a week later and therefore perform better in practice and make fewer mistakes than in traditional training environments.


Credits Never Expire

Unused course credits never expire, so feel free to order bulk credits to receive maximum discounts.


Instant Course Access

Employees receive instant course access right after registration or invitation sent by a training manager, or supervisor.


2 Hours of Learning

This course may take longer or shorter to complete depending on student pace, reading, and comprehension level.


Downloadable Certificate

Same-day certificate issuance after completing a course, downloadable in PDF format & printable.


Instant Manager Accounts

When a employer purchases two or more credits we will automatically create a manager account which can then be used to invite employee, keep all training certificates in one place that will help you stay compliant and well prepared for a audit conduct by the DOT.


Volume Discounts

Volume discounts for credits are automatically applied during the checkout process. Did you know that course credits never expire so feel free to purchase credits in bulk.


Approved for CE Credits

We are an Approved Education Provider with many human resources certification organizations, licensing bodies and regulatory agencies throughout the world and we offer continuing education credits (CE credits) with the majority of our courses.


Additional Resources

Employers can purchase training and reference books which will assist students and supervisors in understanding the regulations involved for each applicable DOT sub agency including the FMCSA, FAA, FRA, FTA, PHMSA and USCG.

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