Certified Specimen Collector (CSC) Online Course


Online certification course to become a Certified Specimen Collector (CSC).



The Certified Specimen Collector (CSC) course prepares its trainees to be able to to collect, process, and interpret drug test results while following forensic, evidential standards and industry best practices.

Certified collectors are trained to respect Canadian donor rights and privacy while performing consistent, professional drug tests.

Time to complete course: ~ 12 hours

Made in Canada for Canadians

Designed specifically for the Canadian drug testing industry, this program provides all the necessary information to collect legally-defensible specimens as part of a Canadian forensic-use drug testing program.

This course includes:

  • Following the Canadian Drug Testing Standards (CDTS) best practices
  • Collecting, processing, and checking the validity of specimens for both point-of-care and laboratory-based testing
  • Testing urine and oral fluid specimens using point-of-care in-vitro diagnostic devices
  • Collecting hair specimens for laboratory-based testing
  • Understanding collection procedures, chain of custody requirements, and donor rights
  • Record keeping, collector responsibilities, and safety protocols.

Mobile ready to fit into your busy schedule

All DATAC courses are offered in a convenient module-based learning format, making it easy to learn at your own pace. Plus, our mobile-friendly course platform empowers you to learn on the go using your smartphone or tablet.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a DATAC Certified Specimen Collector (CSC) certificate and an official DATAC collector ID card.

Course Information



Equipment Required

  • Computer or smart device with an internet connection

Course Includes

All course materials

DATAC CSC Certificate

DATAC Collector ID Card


  • None

Time Limit

  • Course must be completed within 30 days from date of registration.