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Training Courses

Meet the DATCS Trainers

Justin Kyle - Master Trainer/Regional Manager

Justin Kyle, Regional Manager for DATCS and Master Trainer for Drug & Alcohol Testing Compliance Services (DATCS), has completed his certification to become a Lifeloc Certified Master Trainer (C-LMT) and most recently, a DATIA Regional Certified Collector Trainer (R-CPCT). To obtain these credentials, Justin was first trained as a Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant professional collector for drug and alcohol samples and a DATIA certified DOT Trainer.

Justin has been employed by DATCS since August 2011 and was quickly promoted to Collection Site Manager for Longview and collector trainer for DATCS’ other locations in Tyler, Wichita Falls and Bossier City, LA. Justin’s education in chemical dependency along with his high standards for adhering to DOT protocol enables him to be an excellent motivator and trainer. In 2013 he developed and implemented an extensive training/audit program that includes recognizing synthetic urine and conducted formal audits on several collection protocols. Since 2013 he has taught over 75 DOT urine classes and has trained over 80 collectors in many different collection protocols including hair, nail, and saliva.

Currently, Justin is 1 of 15 C-LMT’s in the United States and has developed a Master Collector Training that includes identifying synthetic urine. In 2016, Justin’s Synthetic urine recognition study was the topic of a News Special from the KLTV station as well as other media and Labs. At this time, he have successfully trained multiple individuals. Justin has also had multiple papers published in DATIA prestigious official publication “Focus” and is currently a R-CPCT for DATIA.

Connie Hagen - President

Connie Hagen started her career in the drug testing industry in the early 90’s where she flew to Washington, D.C. and became a charter member of SAPAA (Substance Abuse Professional Administration Association), which was the first organization created for third party program administrators in the drug testing industry.

Connie is the former marketing research director for a national magazine called Drug Testing News, published in Austin, Texas. While in that position, she coordinated material for an episode for the CBS TV series called “Eye to Eye with Connie Chung”. That episode, “How some drivers with the Department of Transportation were trying to beat a drug test,” aired on national television.

Not only is Connie an active member of DATIA (Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association), SAPAA, BBB, WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council), but she also supports numerous Chambers of Commerce throughout Texas.

For over 27 years, Connie has been providing training and education for supervisors in recognizing the indicators of substance abuse in the workplace and how to handle a reasonable suspicion the correct way. This training is mandatory for DERs (Designated Employer Representatives) for all DOT programs.




Target Audience:If you are a trucking company with one or more employed drivers, you fall under the Department of Transportation regulations. One of those mandated requirements isyou must ensure that all supervisors that are designated to supervise CDL drivers undergo a one-time 2-hour training requirement. The training, at minimum, must include at least 60 minutes of alcohol misuse training and 60 minutes of controlled substance use training, which enables supervisors to recognize physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of drug use or alcohol misuse that support reasonable suspicion testing. §382.307 (FMCSA-Supervisor Training Rule) This 3 hour course covers a comprehensive look at:

  • DOT revised Drug and Alcohol Procedures
  • Effects of Alcohol/Drug use
  • Procedures and intervention guidelines for reasonable suspicion
  • Circumstances under which an employee is tested
  • Consequences of Violations

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FREE DER (Designated Employee Representative) TRAINING

Free DER (Designated Employee Representative) Training for all DATCS customers.

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DOT Urine Specimen Collector Training - May 15, 2019

Target Audience:If you are wanting or needing to become certified to perform DOT urine specimen collections, you will need to complete a DOT urine collector’s course. This is a course designed to comply with US Department of Transportation’s regulations pertaining to collectors. All DATCS trainers are CPCT(s) with advanced training in DOT urine collections. This course is offered in person once a month to give multiple students the chance to network, ask questions, and feed off each other’s learning experience. The required mock collections may have to be done the following day (online or in person) depending on the size of the class. All original training documentation including the certificate will be mailed directly to every student upon completion of the course. All students much email their registration form to the training dept email ( at least 1 week prior to the course.

  • DOT urine regulations
  • DOT urine collection procedures
  • Setting up multiple collection sites
  • Reviewing and comlpeting the Federal Custody and Control Form
  • Complex collection scenarios/eventful collections


This is a course designed to comply with US Department of Transportation’s regulations pertaining to collectors.

  • 8-hour course
  • Follows 49 CFR Part 40 procedures
  • Basic and proficiency training
  • Shows how to maintain site security and integrity
  • Mock collections per DOT requirements
  • 3 certification upon completion

DOT Urine Collector Training - $600


This course covers DOT breath alcohol testing regulations.

  • 8-hour course
  • Prepares Breath Alcohol Technicians (BAT’s) for 49CFR Part 40 procedures
  • Mock collections per DOT
  • LifeLoc machines used in training
  • LifeLoc machines available for purchase
  • 2 certifications upon completion

Breath Alcohol Training - $600


This training is on DOT saliva alcohol collections.

  • 2-hour course
  • Prepares STT for 49CFR Part 40 procedures
  • Mock collections per DOT
  • 2 certifications upon completion

DOT STT (Screening Test Technician) Training - $150


This training is required if the collector makes an error that causes a DOT drug test or alcohol test to be cancelled under any circumstance. Per regulations this training must occur within 30 days of the date you were notified of the error that led to the need for retraining.



This is a 4-6 hour refresher training course for Urine Collections, Breath Alcohol, and Screening Test Technicians must be taken no less than every 5 years.



This course shows how testing can detect the presence of drugs immediately after usage.

  • 2-hour course
  • Covers testing results for time frame parameters
  • Mock collections per lab requirements
  • 3 certifications upon completion

Oral Fluid Collection Training - $150


This is a training course designed to show collectors how to properly collect and secure the integrity of a hair sample.

  • 4-hour course
  • Covers time frame parameters for results
  • Shows other areas used for collection of hair
  • Mock collections per lab requirements
  • 4 certifications upon completion

Hair Collection Training - $300


This training is designed to show collectors how to properly collect and secure the integrity of a nail sample.

  • 2-hour course
  • Covers detection period
  • Shows detection period for toe nail samples
  • Mock collections per lab requirements

Nail Collection Training - $150


This is training on collecting a DNA sample.

  • 2-hour course
  • Covers court admissible and non-court admissible testing
  • Shows the science behind DNA testing
  • Mock collections per lab requirements
  • 1 certification upon completion

DNA Collection Training - $150


This is training on the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol misuse.

  • 2-hour course
  • Educates supervisors on how to identify signs and indicators of impairment
  • Covers “Reasonable Suspicion” circumstances
  • Is DOT required for at least one supervisor per organization

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This training is on the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol misuse.

  • 2-hour course
  • Educates supervisors on identifying circumstances, signs and indicators for “Reasonable Suspicion” in non-regulated employees

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MASTER COLLECTOR’S COURSE - Exclusive to Comprehensive Program Only

This course is designed for collectors who strive for excellence, with the desire to set themselves apart.

  • 6 Hour course 
  • Broad look at advantages and disadvantages of each matrix
  • Focus on “what if” situations and misconceptions
  • In depth with do’s and don’ts of starting out in the industry
  • Formal coverage of recognizing synthetic urine
  • 1 certificate upon completion

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Master Collector Course - $450

Comprehensive Collector Program - $3599

This 5-day extensive program was specifically designed for people who are wanting to create and grow their own Drug and Alcohol testing business in a simple and professional manner. This program includes exclusive formal training manuals, HR/employment documents, and formal quality assurance audits that will help create your own training program for future employees while staying legally compliant. You’ll get hands on training with certified and master trainers and go behind the scenes of what its really like to be a certified professional collector or TPA in the drug testing industry. Upon completion of this program, each student accumulates more than 20 certificates including DATCS’ own Master Collector Course. With over four 5 years of research, this study includes the first formal study in recognizing synthetic urine during the collection process. Due to the extensive administrative preparations, this programs is not offered outside of DATCS’ corporate office and requires a minimum three week notice.

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