Starting Your Journey in the Drug Testing Business as a Drug Test Collector or Third Party Administrator (TPA)

Drug testing has become increasingly important in recent years due to many changes to drug testing laws, increased drug positivity rates among employees, and employer concerns about safety. As a result, there is a growing demand for qualified drug test collectors and mobile drug test collectors who are both well-trained and understand the complexities of the job. If you are looking to enter this field or expand your existing drug testing business, National Drug Screening can help.

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Our website provides valuable information about drug testing, and in this article, we will share how you can get the needed training to start your drug testing business as well as assistance with business development and access to drug testing and randoms management software to run and grow your business. Get started today!

Why Become a Drug Test Collector?

High Demand

With the importance of workplace safety and changes to regulations such as the addition of Oral Fluid Testing for DOT regulated companies, the demand for reliable and professional drug test collectors is on the rise. Many industries, including transportation, healthcare, and construction, require regular drug testing to ensure a drug-free workplace and to comply with federal and state laws.

Essential Role

As a drug test collector, you play a critical role in maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the drug testing process and are integral to a drug free workplace program. Your work helps ensure that individual employees and employers adhere to strict testing protocols, promoting fairness and trust in the process while protecting the privacy of those being tested.

Potential for Business Growth

If you are already in the drug testing industry, expanding your services to include mobile drug testing or if a mobile collector, opening a physical location can create new revenue streams and business opportunities. Another opportunity to increase revenues is offering Drug Free workplace policies or on demand training programs to your clients. National Drug Screening provides these services as “white label” services meaning that you can offer them under your brand without your having to do the work to deliver the end service or product. To find out more about these services, contact Tom Fulmer or Joe Reilly at 866-843-4545 or use the contact us form on the website.

A great resource to help your drug testing business grow is our Business Support Portal.

Becoming a Certified Collector

Becoming a trained drug test collector is essential to building a successful career in drug testing. It not only ensures your competency but also enhances your credibility and marketability. This would include DOT Collector qualification training for urine specimen collections, DOT Oral Fluid collector training (once approved), hair collections training, and nonDOT oral fluid collections. You can find our training programs and many free resources on the National Drug Screening website and on our subscription membership business support portal & knowledgebase, If you are looking for on demand training or access to our “white label” training programs? Visit for more details or to purchase training for yourself or your clients

National Drug Screening: Your Partner in Training

National Drug Screening (NDS) has been a reputable provider for drug testing information, training, and services since 1993. This website, , offers a range of services to help you get started or expand your drug testing collection business and is a resource for industry trends, regulatory updates and more.

Collector Training

NDS provides industry-recognized training courses for both urine, oral fluid, and hair drug test collections including the new DOT Oral Fluid Collector training programs which should be authorized beginning in 2024. These courses cover the fundamentals of collection procedures, proper documentation, and regulatory compliance.

Mobile Drug Testing

If you are interested in launching a mobile drug testing business, NDS offers Laboratory and Medical Review Officer (MRO) services, guidance, training, and resources to help you get started. Mobile drug testing is a convenient solution for businesses and organizations, and NDS can help you enter this growing market.

Reseller Services for Laboratory, MRO, and Reporting Software

NDS offers opportunities for not only collectors but also Third Party administrators/TPAs. You can partner with NDS to access their resources and expertise, software, and business support portal making it easier to grow your own TPA drug testing and/or collection site business.

Starting Your Own Business

If you’re considering starting your own drug testing collection business, NDS can be your go-to resource with our Platinum Start up package, an intense 80-hour program designed to get you up and running without delay. This program includes self-study homework and live webinars followed by two days of live, one on one training with Joe Reilly, plus 30 days of Q & A and follow up consultation.

Just need sales and marketing assistance? We have you covered with our Basic Drug Testing Business Marketing Package


Whether you are looking to expand your existing drug free workplace services or you are considering a new startup business as a collector or TPA, you will find there are many great opportunities in the drug testing industry. Most companies’ biggest obstacles are the lack of knowledge, support and resources necessary to kickstart and grow their business. National Drug Screening is a trusted partner that can provide the training and resources you need to succeed in the drug testing industry. Whether you are interested in becoming a certified collector, offering mobile drug testing services, or starting your own business, NDS is here to guide you every step of the way. Explore the website today and take the first step toward a rewarding and profitable career in drug testing collections.

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