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**Please note this course is $279 for DATIA Members and $379 for non-members. Click here to find out how you can join today!

Upcoming Dates and Locations (Please note this is a HALF-DAY course)


This course will be offered in conjuction with the 2019 DATIA Annual Conference and Expo. 

Course and conference registration will open in January. 

The 2019 DATIA Annual Conference and Expo will be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, IL. The Sheraton Grand Chicago is offering DATIA attendees a reduced rate of $219 single/double. Room reservations must be made by March 12, 2019 to receive the DATIA reduced rates. Book early as a limited number of rooms have been reserved for DATIA attendees – DATIA cannot guarantee that rooms will still be available through March 12, 2019.Hotel reservations can be made by calling 888-627-7106 by Monday, March 12, 2019. Please be sure to identify yourself as a DATIA attendee to receive your discounted room rate. 

April 10, 2019 - DATIA Courses (8AM-5PM) 

April 11-12, 2019 - DATIA Annual Conference Sessions

April 13, 2019 - DATIA Courses (8AM-5PM)


Overview of the Training Course

Are you an employer or drug program administrator who is just getting started in this industry? Or perhaps you just want to brush up on the ins and outs of drug testing? Keep yourself moving in the right direction and gain the knowledge and expertise necessary to be successful in the drug testing industry, acquire the experience and background necessary to participate in one of DATIA's advanced courses. DATIA's trainers have a proven track record of running successful enterprises in the drug testing industry. Gain valuable insight into the industry that only DATIA can offer.
* 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.

Course Objective

With DATIA's Ins and Outs of Drug Testing Course you will become:
  • familiar with the drug testing basics
  • knowledgeable of Drug Testing Authorities
  • acquainted with the "who's who" in drug and alcohol testing procedures

About Your Instructors

Lisa RuehleLisa Ruehle has been actively involved in drug-free workplace programs since 1998, in both small and large companies. As the DER for start-up airline JetBlue Airways, she created the drug-free workplace program and was responsible for service agent selection and the overall program compliance. Bringing her extensive and successful DER experience with her, she transitioned into the service agent role in 2010. Her work with various TPAs and employers has included total program creation, policy writing, compliance audits, and a variety of training presentations in-person and via webinars. Her work as a consultant at a major laboratory also gives her another perspective and tool for helping DERs and other industry providers understand different aspects of the industry. She currently serves on the DATIA Board of Directors. She is a DATIA National Trainer and primary author of the Supervisor Training course and teaches that course. She is also teaches the Auditing Success course and is a Certified Regional Professional Collector Trainer. Over the past few years, Lisa has served on various committees including the annual conference and membership committees.

Ms. Ruehle earned her PHR in 2008 and effectively applies her human resources knowledge to drug-free workplace programs, ensuring greater compliance with drug and alcohol regulations, FLMLA, ADA, and EEOC.


Who Should Attend

DATIA's Ins and Outs of Drug Testing Course is designed for anyone new to the drug testing process. It is also ideal for those people who have been in the industry but need an overall background of the drug and alcohol testing process. Not only will it give you an overview of the drug and alcohol testing industry, but it will also serve as a pre-requisite for DATIA's more advanced courses.

Course Outline

  • Drug Testing Basics
  • History of drug testing
  • Glossary of all terms
  • Flow Charts - Drug Free Workplace & Drug Testing Process
  • Drug Testing - Specimens (hair, urine, oral fluids, on-site testing)
  • Alcohol Testing
  • Drug Testing Authority
  • Who regulates (State vs. Federal)
  • Overview of Federal Regulated Testing
  • Who's Who in Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Define each service agent and their responsibilities, roles and requirements
  • Forms and Resources

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 to DATIA in writing.




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