Certifications

We provide the most comprehensive training course available today. In addition to B.A.T. and Collector qualifications, our students will also be trained on hair / saliva collection, rapid drug testing and DNA sample collection. The 2 main qualifications are as follows:

BAT Certification

Advanced Medical Services trains and qualifies Breath Alcohol Technicians (BAT) and Evidential Breath Technicians (EBT) in accordance with the federal requirements.

BAT Certification Requirements:

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has specific regulations concerning the administration of Breath Alcohol Testing. All medical technicians who will be conducting this type of testing must be BAT qualified – a process which includes the following:

  • Becoming knowledgeable about DOT agency regulations (49 CFR Part 40) and current EBT Procedure Guidelines
  • Taking a qualification course conducted by a certified trainer
  • Taking part in mock testing
  • Passing a monitored proficiency demonstration

BAT Course Overview:

The course provided by AMS covers:

  • An introduction to and overview of the DOT regulations
  • Explanation of EBT methodology
  • Test preparation
  • Coverage of screening testing procedures
  • Coverage of confirmation testing procedures
  • Instruction regarding how to overcome obstacles to a test
  • Instruction regarding record keeping and disclosure of information
  • Hands on demonstration of the most commonly used testing equipment
  • Eight hours of classroom training

Certification Standards

At the end of the BAT training course, each technician should be able to:

  • Coherently explain the evidential breath test (EBT), including the methodology, actual operation, and calibration procedures
  • Accurately describe breath analysis for alcohol content
  • Explain DOT and Workplace alcohol testing programs
  • Demonstrate how to collect a breath sample, interpret the result, and record the EBT data on an alcohol testing form

Upon graduation, each technician receives a certificate of qualification. This is valid for five years from the date of course completion.

 

Collector Certification

Collector Certification

AMS has developed a specific course to comply with up-to-date DOT collector regulations. We offer this course in conjunction with BAT qualification for one low price in a single two day class.

Collector Certification Requirements:

According to DOT guidelines, all collectors must undergo basic knowledge and qualification training, plus proficiency training to become qualified collectors. This process includes:

  • Becoming knowledgeable about DOT agency regulations (49 CFR Part 40) and current DOT Urine Specimen Collection Procedure Guidelines
  • Taking a qualification course conducted by a certified trainer
  • Taking part in mock testing
  • Passing a monitored proficiency demonstration

Collector Course Overview

The course provided by AMS covers:

  • An introduction to and overview of the DOT regulations
  • Coverage of the history of drug and alcohol testing
  • Explanation of the benefits of drug and alcohol testing in the workplace
  • Test preparation
  • Instruction regarding how to overcome problems with collection procedures
  • Proficiency demonstrations
  • Eight hours of classroom training

Certification Standards

At the end of the Collector training course, each technician should be able to:

  • Explain minimum requirements necessary for performing collections, and describe the procedure for ensuring the integrity of the specimen collection process
  • Demonstrate how to obtain a urine specimen, follow the chain of custody, and record the information on the Custody and Control form
  • Show proficiency in proper urine specimen collection

Upon graduation, each technician receives a certificate of qualification. This is valid for five years from the date of course completion.

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