The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the changes to the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) on August 17, 2020.  On August 31, the Department of Transportation released its guidance on the revised CCF.

The revisions to the CCF were made to accommodate the use of oral fluid specimens for testing under the Federal drug testing program.  While the CCF accommodates the use of oral specimens, employers need to understand:

  • Oral fluid testing is NOT authorized for testing under DOT’s testing program. Urine is the only specimen type that DOT has approved for drug testing at this time
  • As of this writing, no laboratories have been certified to process oral specimens under the Federal drug testing program

The CCF has been revised with the following changes:

  • Copies 1-5, Step 1: Added “CDL State and No.” to donor identification (FMCSA only);
  • Copies 1-5, Step 1: Added “Other” (i.e., e-mail) to Collector Contact Info;
  • Copy 1, Step 5a: Removed analyte names and checkboxes; repositioned results and checkboxes; and added a line for the certifying scientist to record the positive analyte(s) and concentration(s) if a positive result is recorded;
  • Copies 2-5, Step 5: Added a line for the donor e-mail address;
  • Copy 5:  Removed instructions for completing the CCF from the back of the form. Instructions for completing the CCF are posted on the SAMHSA ODAPC websites.

The revised CCF is authorized to be used for DOT drug testing starting on September 1, 2020, while the outgoing version of the CCF can be used until August 30, 2021.  If the legacy version of the CCF is used between now and August 30, 2021, a memorandum for the record (MFR) is NOT required.  An MFR will only be required if the legacy version of the CCF is used AFTER August 30, 2021.

The DOT recommends, as a best practice, that laboratories not mail any of the revised CCFs to DOT-regulated clients or their service agents until after June 1, 2021 (or until supplies of the old CCFs have been depleted). FSSolutions will continue to keep our clients updated as we work with our laboratory partners on their plans to print and ship the new CCFs.

If you have any questions regarding the revised CCF, please contact [email protected].

See All News & Events