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.
Transmetron offers Factory Authorized BAT training for the following:
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), &
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.
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
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
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.
offer two basic course tracks:
- 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)
- class is conducted via
- 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)
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)
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
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
DOT Employee Awareness Training Course - Drugs &
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
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
Various Drug Testing - methods and best practices:
Web Based Training - Internet
To meet New
DOT 49 CFR Part 40 Regulations (effective August 1, 2001)
interactive web / internet courses for the drug and alcohol testing industry. We
offer the following courses:
Courses Are Not!
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!
Our web /
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.
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
Develop expertise through
interactive, one-on-one learning
Communicate with trainer and peers
Convenient 24/7 learning at your own pace
Personalized permanent, secure
Notification of renewal requirements
Increased retention and Higher
More value for your training dollar
Dynamic course modules
Continuing education credit
WHEN WILL I
GET A CERTIFICATE?
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
ORDER OUR TRAINING:
Individuals requiring new or refresher certificates
Companies employing drug test collectors, BATs, STTs
Employers with DOT-covered workers
Occupational health providers
Hospitals and clinics
Third party administrators
Regulated and non-regulated employers
Training Process (for most classes):
- Look thru our selection of training options (course list) and choose the class or
classes that are best for you
- Order and pay for your training class or classes
- You will receive an email confirmation of the training, along with
pre-class study materials.
- For web - internet based training, you will receive a link to the on-line
training course (passkey is required).
- For classes that require mocks in real time (DOT: UDS, BAT & STT), you must
schedule a 4 hour web cam mock observation.
- Upon completion of the class requirements, you will receive a Certificate
of Training showing that you have been certified!
Ordering Online: Order securely online by clicking the
- 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.
Order Form to:
Order Form to:
1725 South 1700
Salt Lake City,
must be completed by enclosing a check, money order, or credit card. No POís
Urine Drug Screen Collector Training $250
Breath Alcohol Technician Training $400
Screening Test Technician Training $250
Complete Line of Drug Test Training - Drug