Employee Drug Testing Providers

Not all drug and alcohol testing service providers are the same. Only Trust a Verified Collection Site.

If you’re a company that hires drug testing companies to drug test your employees it’s important to know how drug testing companies are qualified to collect and know the facts and the risks of not hiring appropriately trained testing providers. By using a verified collection site™, you can feel confident that the collector has the appropriate training, documentation, and expertise to perform the drug and alcohol testing services they offer to the public and that those companies care about your duty to your employees.

Easler Education Inc., formed in 2014, is a professional adult education company committed to maintaining objective standards in the drug and alcohol testing industry across North America. The United States Department of Transportation and the Department of Health and Human Services have each established minimum qualifications for drug and alcohol testing service providers; however, verification that providers meet these qualifications is not conducted before they begin testing. Instead, governmental verification of qualification occurs only after an audit has been initiated or a complaint is investigated. Otherwise, employers, laboratories, and service agents are expected to conduct their own verification of individuals providing drug and alcohol testing services. Regulating agencies do not maintain any central database of qualified providers verified to meet the minimum requirements for testing.

This is where our core mission starts.

There is a need for employers, third-party administrators, laboratories, and other industry stakeholders to access a database of collection sites and providers who are verified to have met the minimum standards for performing drug and alcohol testing procedures. Our core mission is to meet that need through our “Verified” designations. As industry leaders in training solutions focused on the drug and alcohol testing industry our goal is to provide a platform for qualified service providers to showcase their qualifications while providing a database of service providers employers and their agents can trust. We verify that the providers meet or exceed the minimum training standards to ensure employers and their agents are mitigating as much risk as possible when contracting drug and alcohol testing service providers.

Verified Provider List

Become a Provider

There are a couple of ways to become a Verified Specimen Collector™ and/or a Verified Collection Site™

  1. Enroll in a qualifying course at DrugTestingCourses.com, or a qualified reseller, complete your mock collections, and complete the site checklist and exam.
  2. If you have been trained by another training provider other than DrugTestingCourses.com or a qualified reseller, you need to select the verification option, submit your mock collection documents for verification, and pass an exam.

Once you have earned at least one Verified designation follow these instructions from your training portal to get listed in our database.

Provider Benefits

Becoming Verified Collectin Site™  not only showcases your commitment to compliance and integrity throughout the drug and alcohol testing process to your current customers but also provides an avenue for prospective customers to easily find you, quickly trust you, and ultimately hire you adn your site to collect specimens.

Build Immediate Confidence

As a result of minimal government oversight and inconsistent quality of training throughout the industry, simply claiming to be “qualified” or the sharing of a paper training certificate no longer suffices for many employers and their agents to trust in your qualification to perform drug or alcohol testing. Improper and grossly deficient training resulting in fatal flaws and exposure to liability has left the industry distrustful and reluctant to hire new providers for drug and alcohol testing services. Stand out and build immediate confidence with prospective customers by earning a Verified designation which confirms that you have met the training requirements under federal regulations and that your proof of training documents are complete and in order in the event of an audit or adverse legal action.

Lead Generation & Referrals

DrugTestingCourses.com is focused on education and industry standards. We are not in the business of providing drug and alcohol testing services, so we aren’t your competitors. However, as recognized experts in the industry, we do often receive requests from employers searching for a drug and alcohol testing provider in their area. Those who have earned a Verified designation may elect to opt-in to this database of Verified Collection Sites™ and/or Verified Specimen Collectors™, a resource that employers and their agents across North America trust to locate a qualified service provider when they need one. Easily add your information through our portal, edit it as necessary on your own, showcase all of your training and designations earned through DrugTestingCourses.com, and even embed a scheduling link for customers, all in one place!

Website Trust Seal

When you earn a Verified designation you are authorized to use our free dynamic website trust seal directly on your website to showcase your commitment to providing high-quality drug and alcohol testing services.

Telling Your Story to The World

We want to tell your story to the world. When you earn a Verified designation you have the option to be featured on our website and social media along with your contact information, website address, and your picture.

Certification Standards

Easler Education, formed in 2014, is a professional adult education company committed to objective standards in the drug and alcohol testing industry nationwide. The United States Department of Transportation and the Department of Health and Human Services have each established qualification requirements for drug and alcohol testing; however, verification of standards is not conducted as a regular practice for every individual conducting drug and alcohol testing by any federal or state governmental authority. Instead, governmental verification of qualification occurs only after an audit has been initiated or a complaint is investigated. Otherwise, employers, laboratories, and service agents are expected to conduct their own verification of individuals providing drug and alcohol testing services.

Few organizations do, in fact, complete verification qualification as this practice is not mandated by regulation. This has contributed to the possibility of a drug and alcohol testing service agent working for 20 years without ever having been verified to meet the qualification requirements. To combat the threat of unwittingly utilizing an unqualified service agent to conduct a drug or alcohol test under federal or company authority, Easler Education created the Verified Specimen Collector designation program.

The Verified Specimen Collector mark is used to certify that an individual, business, or other organization has been appropriately trained to perform one or more of the following drug or alcohol testing services under company, state, or federal authority to include but not be limited to: (i) urine specimen collection as a United States Department of Transportation qualified Urine Specimen Collector pursuant to DOT regulations or equivalent as may be amended; (ii) urine specimen collection as a United States Department of Health & Human Services qualified Urine Specimen Collector pursuant to HHS regulations or equivalent as may be amended; (iii) breath or bodily fluid alcohol testing as a United States Department of Transportation qualified Breath Alcohol Technician pursuant to DOT regulations or equivalent as may be amended; (iv) breath or bodily fluid alcohol testing as a United States Department of Health & Human Services qualified Breath Alcohol Technician pursuant to HHS regulations or equivalent as may be amended; (v) oral fluid specimen collection as a United States Department of Transportation qualified Oral Fluid Collector under DOT regulations or equivalent as may be amended; (vi) oral fluid testing as a United States Department of Health & Human Services qualified Oral Fluid Specimen Collector pursuant to HHS regulations or equivalent as may be amended; (vii) hair specimen collection as a United States Department of Transportation qualified Hair Specimen Collector under DOT regulations or equivalent as may be amended; (viii) hair specimen collection as a United States Department of Health & Human Services qualified Hair Specimen Collector pursuant to HHS regulations or equivalent as may be amended; urine specimen collection and screening pursuant to non-federal authority, also known as “Non-DOT”, oral fluid specimen collection and screening pursuant to non-federal authority, also known as “Non-DOT”, hair specimen collection pursuant to non-federal authority, also known as “Non-DOT”.

To be initially certified by Easler Education as a Verified Specimen Collector, each candidate must possess:

  • Documentation of attendance at a qualified training program containing components of:
    • Basic Information: which includes knowledge about the laws and regulations applicable to the employers for whom the candidate performs collections and/or testing; and
    • Qualification Training: Qualification training must provide instruction on the following subjects:
      • All steps necessary to complete a collection or test correctly and the proper completion and transmission of the chain of custody form;
      • “Problem” scenarios (e.g., situations like “shy bladder” and attempts to tamper with a specimen);
      • Fatal flaws, correctable flaws, and how to correct problems in collections; and
      • The individual’s responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the collection and testing process, ensuring the privacy of employees being tested, ensuring the security of the specimen, and avoiding conduct or statements that could be viewed as offensive or inappropriate;
  • Documentation of completion of the requisite number of error-free initial proficiency demonstrations, also known as “mocks” which requires, at a minimum, the dated forms used to complete the demonstrations.
  • A passing score on the Verified Specimen Collector written certification exam.

Recertification:

Verified Specimen Collectors must recertify every five years from the completion of their initial training to remain in good standing. Federal regulations require re-qualification every five years. To re-qualify, the Verified Specimen Collector must:

Submit evidence of completion of a qualified training program containing components of:

  • Qualification Training: Qualification training must provide instruction on the following subjects:
    • All steps necessary to complete a collection or test correctly and the proper completion and transmission of the chain of custody form;
    • “Problem” scenarios (e.g., situations like “shy bladder” and attempts to tamper with a specimen);
    • Fatal flaws, correctable flaws, and how to correct problems in collections; and
    • The individual’s responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the collection and testing process, ensuring the privacy of employees being tested, ensuring the security of the specimen, and avoiding conduct or statements that could be viewed as offensive or inappropriate;
  • Documentation of completion of the requisite number of error-free initial proficiency demonstrations, also known as “mocks” which requires, at a minimum, the dated forms used to complete the demonstrations.
  • Demonstrate currency with regulations by receiving a passing score on the Verified Specimen Collector written re-certification exam.

Verified Specimen Collector certification is intended to be the standard of quality training and conduct by qualified professionals involved in performing drug and alcohol testing. Candidates may apply for certification or call 1-888-390-5574 if they have any questions.

A Trusted Education Provider & Training Partner

Not all training companies are created equal. Our drug and alcohol training courses have been recognized and approved by certification and credentialing boards around the world to provide meaningful continuing education to their members. We are constantly being recognized by more organizations for more courses; to find out if your board has already approved one or more of our courses, please visit our approved provider list. If your organization isn’t listed there yet, you can send us an email with your name, organization, and the courses you are interested in taking and we’ll get our team working on becoming an approved provider right away.