Training Courses

Get Drug & Alcohol Testing Training Courses At DATCS

DATCS has been providing drug, alcohol, DNA, and DOT compliance services for over 35 years.

If you want to know how to become a licensed drug test provider or how to start a drug testing business… sign up for our training.

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DOT Urine Specimen Collector Training

Want to become certified as a DOT specimen collector? Step 1 is to complete our DOT urine collector’s course.

This DOT Collector Course complies with the US Department of Transportation’s regulations pertaining to collectors. All DATCS trainers are CPCT(s) with advanced training in DOT urine 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

Breath Alcohol Training

This is one of our featured drug and alcohol testing courses which covers DOT breath alcohol testing regulations. Learn how to use LifeLoc machines, breathalyzers, and more.

  • 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
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Supervisor Training

All (DOT) Department of Transportation Agencies (FMCSA), (FTA), (FAA),( FRA),( PHMSA), & (USCG) are required to have their supervisors trained on the indicators of drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace and how to handle a reasonable suspicion.

Non-regulated companies in today’s workplace are discovering the safety benefits by educating and training their supervisors on the indicators. Education is one of the best tools an employer can give to an employee to make their job easier and for legal protection.

The 3-hour course covers a comprehensive look at:

  • DOT revised regulations and guidelines on what supervisors need to know
  • Indicators of drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace
  • Procedures and Intervention guidelines for reasonable suspicion
  • Circumstances under which an employee is tested
  • Consequences of violations

Error Correction Training

This training is required if the collector makes an error that causes a DOT drug test or alcohol test to be canceled 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.
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DOT Refresher Training

This is a 4-6 hour refresher training course for Urine Collections, Breath Alcohol, and Screening Test Technicians.

Screening Test Technician Training (STT)

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
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Oral Fluid Training

This drug testing certification 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

Hair Collection Training

This drug screening certification course is 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
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Nail Collection Training

This drug screening 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 toenail samples
  • Mock collections per lab requirements

DNA Collection Training

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
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Meet Your Team's Trainers

Connie Hagen – President

Connie Hagen started her career in the drug testing industry in the early 90s 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 and Louisiana.

For over 30 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.

Aleasa Roberts, CPCT, C-LMT

Aleasa Roberts, CPCT (Certified Professional Collector Trainer) for DATCS and LifeLoc Certified Master Trainer (C-LMT). To achieve this certification Aleasa completed over 100 specimen collections and has a complete understanding of DOT drug and alcohol and HHS specimen collection requirements. Aleasa also certifies third parties for DOT urine, alcohol, and STT along with advanced collector training that includes identifying synthetic urine. Aleasa is also a licensed reseller of breath alcohol machines with Lifeloc Technologies. Aleasa has been employed at DATCS since 2017 and has a BA in psychology along with her high standards for adhering to DOT protocol enables Aleasa to be an excellent motivator and trainer.