The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires certified urine drug collectors to be recertified every five years. Refresher training includes both the instruction, as provided in this course, and observation by a qualified collector of five mock collections, as discussed on the previous page.
Error Correction Training
If a collector makes a mistake in the collection process that causes a test to be cancelled, the collector must then undergo retraining within 30 days of the date that the notification of error was received. The type of error that causes a test to be cancelled is discussed in the course in the section "Fatal flaws and correctable flaws." If a fatal flaw occurs or a correctable flaw is not corrected, this would indicate the need for retraining, to include both instruction and observation of five mock collections.