Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500#5001
Washington, DC 20005
800.355.1257 (p)
202.315.3579 (f)

Accreditation Program Conditions and Rules

Eligibility for Accreditation: To be eligible for accreditation, applicants must be an active drug and/or alcohol testing collection facility. For organizations that have multiple facilities, each facility must apply for accreditation on separate applications. Membership in the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association is not required for participation in this program

Collector Professional Training: A key requirement of accreditation is that all employees who perform drug and alcohol testing specimen collections be certified in proper collection procedures. Collectors must receive this training at their collection facility from a Certified Professional Collector Trainer (CPCT®) who has completed the DATIA CPCT® Training Course. Each facility must have a Certified Professional Collector Trainer (CPCT®) on staff in addition to its Certified Professional Collectors (CPC®). For companies with multiple facilities, a CPCT® may serve as the CPCT® for up to three company owned sites within a 100 mile radius for accreditation purposes.

Training Course Availability. Training seminars will be held a minimum of three times a year in cities across the country. See separate Training Course Registration information for a training schedule and enrollment form, or get the training registration on DATIA’s web site www.datia.org, or call DATIA at 800-355-1257

Training Transferability. If an employment separation occurs with a facility's Certified Professional Collector Trainer®, the facility will have up to six months to have another employee attend the DATIA CPCT® Training course and receive the Certified Professional Collector Trainer (CPCT®) designation. Accreditation status cannot be renewed until the facility has a qualified CPCTR on staff. Facilities are required to notify DATIA in writing of any employment separation of a Certified Professional Collector Trainer®. Each employee’s training is transferrable to any other collection facility, provided the employee provides DATIA written notification of the transfer within 30 days of separation

Collection Checklist: For internal quality control purposes, it is recommended that a collector’s checklist be completed for every collection, and signed by the collector. Signature by the donor is optional, but preferred. The use of a collector’s checklist is especially valuable in training new collectors

Facility’s Standard Operating Procedure: DATIA has provided all applicants a guideline of what elements should be contained in a standard operating procedure under the Accreditation Requirements section.

Exemptions: Applicants seeking an exemption from the program requirements must submit the request in writing to DATIA. The request will be provided to the Accreditation Committee for a decision by a majority vote.