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BAT Certification - Breath Alcohol Technician Certification - Training

What is a BAT?

The Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) and/or Screening Test Technician (STT) is a person who instructs and assists employees in the alcohol testing process and operates an evidential breath testing or alcohol screening device, respectively.

The BAT and STT play a vital role in the success of the DOT alcohol testing program. The STT and BAT directly interact with the employee and instantaneously provide the employee with an alcohol test result. As such, the BAT and/or STT must be knowledgeable and proficient in the testing procedures.

The testing procedures for breath or saliva specimens as outlined in the DOT 49 CFR Part 40 are very specific and must be followed whenever a DOT-required alcohol test is requested by the employer. These procedures, including the use of the Federal Alcohol Testing Form (ATF), apply only to DOT-required testing.

With the above in mind, it is important for technicians to fully understand the regulations and follow the established testing procedures. Therefore, technicians are required to familiarize themselves with 49 CFR Part 40, while paying particular attention to the following Subparts: J, K, L, M, N, Q, R, & G.

BAT Training

Transmetron offers Factory Authorized BAT training for the following:

  • LifeLoc: Phoenix 6.0, Lifeloc Phoenix 6.0 BT, Lifeloc EV 30, Lifeloc FC10 & FC20

  • Intoximeter: Alco-Sensor IV (AS-IV), Alco-Sensor IV with Memory (Black Dot), & Alco-Sensor RBT-IV

Breath Alcohol Technician training prepares BATs to conduct breath tests in accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Alcohol Testing Procedures Rule: 49 CFR Part 40.

Students signing up for our one-day BAT class receive our BAT Self Study Course materials prior to attending class. Students must complete the Self Study Course prior to the class, and must be prepared to pass a written exam on the Self Study materials at the beginning of class. Training covers the DOT alcohol testing program, evidential breath test methodology, and how the breath is analyzed for alcohol content. Our classes provide in-depth training in procedures for obtaining a breath sample, interpreting the evidential breath tester (EBT) results, preparing the alcohol test (ATF) form, recording results, handling problem collections, and reporting to the company DER.

Our performance-oriented, hands-on training allows maximum time for students to learn to operate the EBT. Our classes also train students how to perform the required Accuracy Checks and Calibration Adjustments on the instrument the BAT will be using. Students demonstrate proficiency in operating the instrument through face-to-face, real time observation in front of our professional instructor.

Students who successfully complete training receive BAT certificates documenting proficiency in the use of the instrument the BAT will be using.

Learn How to Perform Drug Tests - Drug Testing Certification - Drug Test Training - Certification for DOT protocols as well as non-DOT regulated testing procedures.

Transmetron offers certification for DOT urine drug screen collection as well as certification for DOT breath alcohol technician.  We also offer training for individuals or companies that are non-DOT regulated, but want serious in-depth training.

Urine Drug Screen Collector Breath Alcohol Technician

We offer two basic course tracks:

Class Format



Classroom Based Training

- sit in the classroom with other students

  • Interaction with other students

  • face to face instruction

  • ability to train a large number of people at one time

  • limited schedule (only conducted several times per year)

  • more expensive (requires transportation costs)

Web Based Training

- class is conducted via the internet

  • classes offered weekly

  • private instruction

  • less expensive (no transportation costs)

  • requires a web cam and high speed internet connection


Classroom Based Training

DOT Seminar - Overview 49 CFR Part 40 Regs

8 hour course that covers all parts of the New DOT 49 CFR Part 40 drug and alcohol testing regulations.

A full one day overview of the new DOT rules and regulations for drug and alcohol testing. A copy of the new regulations will be provided. Discussion on major DOT policy issues including validity testing, public interest exclusion and stand-down. Review of new drug and alcohol testing forms (mandatory use August 1, 2001), test protocols, and laboratory procedures. Other topics include the role of the Medical Review Officer and Substance Abuse Professional, and more. Participants are encouraged to invite their industry colleagues.

Who should attend: Employers of DOT covered workers, Occupational health providers, Third Party Administrators and Consortiums, MROs, SAPs, Laboratory representatives, Insurance providers, trucking company, transit, railroad, pipeline, and aviation management personnel.

DOT Collector (Urine) Training Course

6 hour course that meets and exceeds the DOT requirements for urine collection.

A six hour course designed to comply with new DOT regulations pertaining to collectors. New DOT rules require all collectors undergo basic knowledge and qualification training plus proficiency training. Collector refresher training will be required every five years thereafter, and error-correction training is required if the collector makes an error that causes a DOT drug test to be cancelled. Mock collections shall be performed according to DOT requirements. Each person must bring at least (7) copies of the new HHS Federal five-part Custody and Control Form in use by their laboratory and (7) corresponding sealed split specimen collection kits. A permanent copy of the collector certificate shall be maintained by Transmetron, and the collector shall be notified when future refresher training is required.

Who should attend: New and refresher collectors, collector instructors, collector supervisors, occupational health providers, employers of DOT covered workers, auditors, insurance representatives, laboratory representatives, MROs, SAPs, MRO assistants, TPAs.

DOT (I-VII) Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) Training Course

6.5 hour DOT BAT Rules & Regs Training Course - meets DOT requirements for Units 1-7. Unit 8 EBT Training separate.

DOT (VIII) Breath Alcohol Technician Evidential Breath Test (BAT EBT) Training

4.5 hour DOT BAT EBT Training. We currently offer training on the following equipment: Lifeloc Phoenix 6.0, Lifeloc Phoenix 6.0 BT, Lifeloc EV 30, Lifeloc FC10 & FC20. Intoximenters Alco-Sensor IV, Alco-Sensor IV w/memory, & RBT IV.

DOT Alcohol Screening Test Technician Training Course

5 hour DOT STT Rules & Regs Training Course - meets DOT requirements for Units 1-6. Unit 7 Device Training separate.

DOT Supervisor Signs & Symptoms Training Course - Drugs & Alcohol

4 hour Supervisor Training Course on recognizing signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse that exceeds DOT requirements for supervisor training.

DOT Employee Awareness Training Course - Drugs & Alcohol

2 hour course includes time for questions from employees about alcohol and drugs.

Non-DOT Supervisor Signs & Symptoms Training Course - Drugs & Alcohol

4 hour Supervisor Training Course on recognizing signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse.

Non-DOT Employee Awareness Training Course - Drugs & Alcohol

2 hour course include time for questions from employees about alcohol and drugs. Customized to company policy.

Non-DOT EBT Proficiency Training Course

6 hour evidential breath test training for non-regulated companies.

non-DOT protocols

Various Drug Testing - methods and best practices:

Web Based Training - Internet Training

To meet New DOT 49 CFR Part 40 Regulations (effective August 1, 2001)

Dynamic, interactive web / internet courses for the drug and alcohol testing industry. We offer the following courses:

What Our Courses Are Not!

Other companies may offer training that contains flat graphics, stale presentations, and boring read-the-screen text. Certificates can be generated without a true assessment of the learnerís knowledge in the subject matter. Accountability is minimal. Follow-up doesnít exist. Our courses are different!

What Our Courses Are!

Our web/internet based training is unique, engaging, and memorable. Each course is truly interactive. Self-paced courses include rich multi-media, interactive animations, and strong instructional design rooted in industry regulations and practices. All certificates are PASSWORD protected and individualized records are permanently maintained.


  • NEW DOT rules and regulations (Final Rule 12/19/2000 49 CFR Part 40)

  • Reasons for testing

  • Test methodologies and procedures

  • How tests are conducted

  • Obstacles in testing and troubleshooting

  • Recognizing signs and symptoms

  • Record keeping and reporting


  • Comply with NEW DOT regulations and industry standards

  • Reduce cost of new and refresher training

  • Develop expertise through interactive, one-on-one learning

  • Communicate with trainer and peers

  • Convenient 24/7 learning at your own pace

  • Personalized permanent, secure training records

  • Notification of renewal requirements

  • Increased retention and Higher passing rates

  • More value for your training dollar

  • Dynamic course modules

  • Continuing education credit


  • Following completion of the web - internet based course and Final Exam you will be able to print a Certificate indicating the completion of the web based portion of the class.

  • A copy of certificate can be sent to your employer.

  • You will be notified when your certificate is due for renewal.

  • You will always have access to your PASSWORD protected training records.


  • Individuals requiring new or refresher certificates

  • Companies employing drug test collectors, BATs, STTs

  • Employers with DOT-covered workers

  • Occupational health providers

  • Hospitals and clinics

  • Government agencies

  • Third party administrators

  • Associations

  • Regulated and non-regulated employers

  • Service industries

  • Insurance companies

Training Process (for most classes):

  1. Look thru our selection of training options (course list) and choose the class or classes that are best for you

  2. Order and pay for your training class or classes

  3. You will receive an email confirmation of the training, along with pre-class study materials.

  4. For web - internet based training, you will receive a link to the on-line training course (passkey is required).

  5. For classes that require mocks in real time (DOT: UDS, BAT & STT), you must schedule a 4 hour web cam mock observation.

  6. Upon completion of the class requirements, you will receive a Certificate of Training showing that you have been certified!

Ordering is EASY!!

  • Ordering Online: Order securely online by clicking the Online Store - Drug Test Training button on the left side of the page. From there you can select the courses that are of interest to you and view them in greater detail. Once you have narrowed down your choices you can place the Training Courses in you shopping cart. See information below for:

    • Urine Drug Screen Collector

    • Breath Alcohol Technician

  • Ordering by Fax or Mail: You may view and print our Drug Test Training Course Order Form.

Fax your Order Form to: 801-596-7228 or

Mail the Order Form to:


1725 South 1700 East

Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Order Forms must be completed by enclosing a check, money order, or credit card. No POís accepted.


DOT Urine Drug Screen Collector Training $250

DOT Breath Alcohol Technician Training $400

DOT Screening Test Technician Training $250


See also our Complete Line of Drug Test Training - Drug Testing Certification

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