Specimen Collector Training Courses

Are you interested in specimen collector training for DOT/NON-DOT? If so, we have highly-rated collector training courses that will meet the training requirements in order to be qualified for DOT urine collection and DOT breath alcohol testing under the 49 CFR Part 40.

If you’re looking to conduct instant testing for individuals not regulated under the DOT, we offer NON-DOT collector training courses that provide training in state-specific laws and regulations.

What the difference between DOT and NON-DOT Drug Testing?

DOT = Federal Laws & Regulations: Collector courses with “DOT”, (Department of Transportation) are for collectors who are required to perform drug and alcohol testing individuals regulated under the following agencies:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) – 49 CFR Part 382
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) – 49 CFR Part 219
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – 14 CFR Part 120
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) – 49 CFR Part 655
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) – 49 CFR Part 199
United States Coast Guard (USCG) – 46 CFR Parts 4, 5, and 16

Collectors who enroll in a DOT course will learn the safety and security protocols necessary to complete a urine specimen collection in accordance with DOT guidelines in addition to the learning industry best practices.

NON-DOT = State Laws & Regulations: Depending on the laws of the state, collector courses with “NON-DOT” are for collectors who would like to perform drug and alcohol testing on individuals who are not regulated by the DOT. A NON-DOT course will cover a variety of topics and testing methods including point of collection testing (POCT), collect-only, direct observation, shy bladder, and laboratory confirmation procedures, and will also compare Preliminary Results Forms and Chain of Custody Forms (CCFs).

  • Factory and manufacturing workers
  • Warehouse workers including forklift and heavy machine operators
  • Drivers and operators of any equipment or vehicles which involve a risk of harm to property or persons
  • Individuals working with vulnerable populations including the infirmed, developmentally challenged, children, or the elderly
  • Paramedics, firefighters, law enforcement, and other public employees
  • Any other positions not-federally regulated as designated necessary by the employer to be a part of a drug-free workplace program.

If you are unsure what courses you require please contact us at 1-888-390-5574.

As professional educators, we understand that training is one thing and working in a real-life setting is another. While we strive to prepare our students for all eventualities, no one can prepare you for everything. Since we founded DrugTestingCourses.com, we have made it our mission to prepare our students for more than just everyday testing encounters, but we also believe it is our responsibility to provide our students with all the resources necessary to handle those unexpected problems and junctures where expert support is most important.

While most training providers believe the job is done after a student completes a course, we are different. We back up our training with optional Collector Support®.

If you are a current or former student and have questions, call us at 1-888-390-5574 or send us an email at [email protected] and we will be more than happy to provide you with guidance and answers. Collector Support® extends for five years from the date of certificate issuance (the typical period for refresher training).