Specimen Collection Training

If you choose to collect your own samples rather than using an Alere Collecting Officer, then comprehensive training in sample collection and chain of custody protocols is essential to ensure the robustness of your testing.

Delegates will be trained so they are confident and competent in sample collection. Upon successful completion of a theory and practical assessment each delegate is issued with a certificate of competency. This ensures that all of your Collecting Officers can evidence appropriate training, and that you can feel assured your drug and alcohol testing programme is carried out smoothly and efficiently, with no concerns for the competency of the Collecting Officer.

  • Information on drug and alcohol metabolism
  • Screening and confirmation testing
  • Importance of Chain of Custody protocols
  • Result interpretation
  • Pre-collection preparation
  • Sample collection
  • Troubleshooting
  • Theory and practical assessment

To ensure the continued competency of all your Collection Officers, we recommend they attend a training course at least every two years.

  • All members of staff who will conduct sample collections (urine, oral fluid or breath)
  • Staff who act as witnesses
  • Staff who own / wrote the drug and alcohol policy
  • Union / working group representatives

Course Details

Price: £125 per delegate

Locations: Abingdon, Oxfordshire or Loughton, Essex

Duration: 10:00 - 13:00

Course Dates

Abingdon (Oral Fluid)

  • January 25th
  • March 29th
  • May 31st
  • July 26th
  • September 27th
  • November 29th

Loughton (Urine)

  • February 22nd 
  • April 26th
  • June 28th
  • August 30th
  • October 25th
  • December 27th

We Come To You

Our monthly training sessions in Abingdon and Loughton are the most cost-effective answer where training is required for only a very small number of staff. However if you need training for a larger group we can hold sessions at your office. All training equipment is included and we tailor each session to the exact equipment you will be using.