Collector Training

USDOT Collector Training & Certification

Taught via remote "distance training" using online manuals and a live webinar.  No matter where you are in the U.S. or Canada, this training is convenient for you to undertake.  You will use the Internet with a videocam attached to your home computer or laptop to communicate one-on-one with your trainer here in our offices.

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)-Required QUALIFIED COLLECTOR TRAINING & INITIAL PROFICIENCY DEMONSTRATION Video Conference/Training Sections- PC to PC or Teleconference

To conduct specimen collections for USDOT-regulated personnel, you must be certified per 49 CFR Part 40 guidelines. Completion of our USDOT-compliant training provides you with the required proficiency and certification.

NOTE: Your OHS, Inc. Collector Certification will include your unlimited complimentary access to our OHS™ operations staff at 1-800-456-4647 to answer collection-related questions.

We provide this ongoing assistance to you because we realize that to be fully proficient or knowledgeable; you will later experience a variety of real-life collection issues that cannot all be covered in your initial training. So... when the "odd" or "unusual" happens to you for the first time during a collection and you are not certain of the correct action to take, call us. If it's Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM PST (i.e., California Time), we'll be here to help you!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: Is the OHS, Inc. type of long distance training acceptable and compliant under DOT regulation?

Answer: Yes, absolutely, as stated below under DOT 49 CFR Part 40.33

Question: What does regulation say regarding the Proficiency Demonstration?

Answer: The collector must demonstrate their ability as described below under DOT 49 CFR Part 40.33

Question: Is there a written exam?

Answer: Yes, and you must score 80% minimum to pass and be certified. (If passing score of at least 80% is achieved, but one or more answers are incorrect, the correct answer(s) will be explained to you.)

Question: If I fail the written exam (less than 80% correct answers) can I take it again?

Answer: Yes, but additional study/training may be required (no extra charge to you for this)


DOT 49 CFR Part 40.3:

Qualification Training. The training required in order for a collector, BAT, MRO, SAP, or STT to be qualified to perform their functions in the DOT drug and alcohol testing program. Qualification training may be provided by any appropriate means (e.g., classroom instruction, internet application, CD-ROM, video).

DOT 49 CFR Part 40.3

Initial Proficiency Demonstration. Following your completion of qualification training under paragraph (b) of this section, you must demonstrate proficiency in collections under this part by completing five consecutive error-free mock collections.

(1) The five mock collections must include two uneventful collection scenarios, one insufficient quantity of urine scenario, one temperature out of range scenario, and one scenario in which the employee refuses to sign the CCF and initial the specimen bottle tamper-evident seal.

(2) Another person must monitor and evaluate your performance, in person or by a means that provides real-time observation and interaction between the instructor and trainee, and attest in writing that the mock collections are "error-free." This person must be qualified.

USDOT-compliant collector training and certification $155.00 pp*

* per person rate is reduced for multiple registrants; please call OHS for details: 1-800-456-4647 ext. 205

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