DATIA Certified Professional Collector® Training Designation Comparison
We have received several requests for more information on the difference between our DOT Urine Specimen Collector Course and the DATIA Certified Professional Collector® (CPC) designation. To address these questions in a simple format we have put together a chart for comparison.
Recognizing our potential for bias, we have added references to all of our sources in corresponding footnotes below the chart to make verifying the facts simple.
Before getting to the details we want to dispel any potential misinformation:
- WorkTraining.com does not represent DATIA, its members, or its agents.
- This page is designed to be a source of information and nothing stated herein is intended to disparage or defame DATIA, its members, or its agents. If any information herein is found to be inaccurate or appears to be misrepresented, please contact us immediately with the correct information and any relevant source so that we may provide accurate and up to date information.
- WorkTraining.com generally supports all industry organizations including, DATIA, NDASA, and DATAC. In fact, our founder Andrew Easler was recognized as a DATIA CPC, CPC-T, and then R-CPCT before that designation was abolished. DrugTestingCourses.com was also once recognized as an annual Sustaining Member of DATIA.
- DATIA is a private organization, not a governmental agency. DATIA is not contracted by the United States Department of Transportation to exclusively oversee the training of collectors.
- The United States Coast Guard does not require, recommend, nor endorse any drug testing provider and does not mandate the use of DATIA CPCs or an Accredited Collection Facility (the ACF designation requires as part of its eligibility requirements CPC designations for each of a facility’s collectors).
- Though you should generally receive a certificate of completion for any collector training course you complete, collectors are never “certified” to conduct collections under the DOT. Collectors are simply “qualified” instead. Collectors must meet the training requirements and maintain and produce records of completion upon request.
Is the CPC designation beneficial for you? We created this chart to help individuals understand the difference between our DOT Urine Specimen Collector Course and the DATIA CPC Designation.