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**Please note this course is $299.00 for DATIA Members and $449.00 for non-members. Click here to find out how you can join today! 


 (Please note this is a HALF-DAY course)

Advanced Collection Issues and Best Practices $299.00 Member $449.00 Non-Member 

Course Description and Objective

This advanced course will focus on addressing collection errors that are often cited with Department of Transportation (DOT) collections. Hundreds of clandestine collections by both private companies and federal agencies have been done, and out of these collections, dozens of errors were found to have taken place. This course is ideal for all experienced collectors. Attendees will be offered suggestions for best practices to avoid or eliminate common mistakes made at collection sites that jeopardize the validity of the drug test collections.

Seminar at a Glance

  1. Errors with the CCF
  2. Procedural Errors Made Throughout the Collection Process
  3. Collectors Confusing DOT and Non-DOT Collections
  4. Collector Mistakes on Problem Collections

Each section will allow for discussion of specific scenarios and questions and answers.

Who Should Attend

This training course* is intended for all experienced collectors who have already received training performing DOT specimen collections (including, but not limited to DATIA’s Certified Professional Collector® (CPC) training or Certified Professional Collector Trainer® (CPCT) training). This course will help expand the collector’s knowledge base and help provide solutions to many everyday issues.

Please note that this course does not qualify an individual for certification – attendees must have completed the appropriate certification course.

* For those new to drug and alcohol testing or looking for a primer, DATIA recommends taking the Ins & Outs of Drug & Alcohol Testing online course prior to taking this course. Doing so will provide a primer allowing you to enhance your educational experience during this course.

About Your Instructor

Sherri Vogler, started Houston Medical Testing Services, Inc. (HMTS) in 1989 and continues today as President and CEO of this full-service Third Party Administrator (TPA) providing drug and alcohol testing services for workplace programs throughout the country. Her 25 years of experience in this industry have given Sherri insight into the many varied aspects of drug and alcohol testing and continue to allow her to contribute in a meaningful way to the discussion of important issues facing this industry. She has been a DATIA trainer since 1997. Sherri currently teaches the Certified Professional Collector Trainer (CPCT) course for DATIA members and other trainers in this industry. She has also taught the Ins and Outs of Drug Testing and the Alternative Specimen Testing courses for DATIA. She helped to develop the DATIA online course for Certified Professional Collectors (CPC) and has trained collectors and audited collection sites for both federally regulated and non-regulated employers. As a speaker at the DATIA annual conference from 2007-2014, she has addressed issues of interest to collectors and collection sites. In 2010, Sherri was elected to the Board of Directors of DATIA and served as Chairman of the Education Committee. In 2012, she was elected to the DATIA Board of Directors Executive Committee as Secretary and in 2014 was elected to the Board of Directors Executive Committee as Chairman-Elect for a two-year term and will become Chairman of the DATIA Board of Directors in 2016. She continues to serve as Chairman of the Education Committee as well.

Continuing Education Units

Upon successful completion of the course, attendees receive .4 CEUs (4 contact hours) of continuing education credit. Attendees will be provided with a CEU certificate stating the course name, date, sponsoring organization (DATIA) and number of CEUs awarded. These CEUs can be used by attendees for fulfilling continuing education requirements.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made at least 30 days before the program will receive a full refund; cancellations made at least 14 days before the program will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee; and cancellations made less than 14 days before the program are nonrefundable. All refund requests must be submitted in writing.

DATIA reserves the right to cancel any and all courses 30 days prior to the date of the course(s) if five or less people are registered for any DATIA Seminar. DATIA will refund the course fee or offer a credit to attend the course at any date or location offered by DATIA within a year from the cancelled course date. DATIA will not incur any hotel or travel costs of attendees from a cancelled course. For any further questions regarding this policy please contact DATIA at 800-355-1257.



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