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NDASA Accreditation

NDASA is pleased to be able to offer a rigorous accreditation program that requires individuals and organizations to achieve certain standards and core competencies.

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The National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA) is now offering a first-of-its-kind accreditation program

We are providing the opportunity for NDASA accreditation to a number of entities in our industry including Collection Sites, Third-Party Administrators, Designated Employer Representatives and (coming soon) Substance Abuse Professionals. To obtain NDASA Accreditation, applicants must participate in a rigorous review process to determine whether the applicant’s services are in line with NDASA’s standards for excellence.  This process is led by NDASA’s Accreditation Review Committee of industry experts.

Those displaying the NDASA Accreditation certificate will be recognized as having a seal of approval from industry peers and experts demonstrating they are a trusted and reliable partner who is voluntarily subject to accreditation oversight audits and reviews.

Applicants must submit the completed packet which includes a comprehensive questionnaire and supporting documentation along with a $50 non-refundable application fee to the NDASA Executive Director. The applicant will have six (6) months from the requested date to complete the application packet. The Executive Director will verify that all required documents have been submitted and forward them to the Accreditation Review Committee. The remaining balance will be due before the applicant receives their accreditation certificate.

For Collection Sites and Mobile Collectors

Collection Site/Mobile Collections Personnel operate in a complex environment requiring skills and knowledge in a variety of subject areas related to drug and alcohol testing management. For the purpose of Collection Site/Mobile Collections Personnel accreditation, NDASA requires certain competency skills and specialized knowledge.

The accreditation certificate is good for one (1) year from the date of approval and must be re-submitted annually.

Total fee: $200 for NDASA members and $350 for non-members. Non-refundable application fee: $50. Balance of $450/$150 due upon approval. Annual renewal fee is $95. The Accreditation certificate is good for one (1) year from the date of approval and must be re-submitted annually.  Non-refundable application fee: $50. Balance due upon approval. Renewal is annual.  Certificates will be issued upon completion of the questionnaire. Applicants are subject to internal compliance audit by a qualified individual on the Review Committee with the potential of revocation for egregious violations/non-compliance.

To begin the application for accreditation, download and submit the following documents: 

For Consortiums and Third Party Administrators

The C/TPA operates in a complex environment requiring skills and knowledge in a variety of subject areas related to drug and alcohol testing management. For the purpose of C/TPA accreditation, the competency skills and knowledge subject areas are divided into these categories:

  • Regulatory issues
  • Breath Alcohol Testing, Collections and Procedures
  • Random Testing and Consortium Services
  • Training, Development and Leadership
  • Services and Product Offerings
  • Ethical Standards, Integrity and Confidentiality

The TPA Accreditation certificate recipient is awarded an accompanying plaque. The Accreditation packet is valid for five (5) years from the date of approval and must be fully re-submitted every 5 years.

Initial fee: $799 for non-members and $499 for NDASA Members. Non-refundable application fee: $50. Balance of $749/$449 due upon approval.

Certificates and plaques will be dated for one year and require annual review each consecutive year to maintain accreditation compliance. Annual review fee is $50, which includes plaque and certificate update. If information remains the same as submitted with the original application, the applicant will only be required to attest that no changes have been made. Applicants are subject to internal compliance audit by a qualified individual on the Review Board with potential of revocation for egregious violations/non-compliance.

To begin the accreditation process, download and complete the following forms:

For Designated Employer Representatives

The DER role needs to be held by someone in a position of authority due to the level of interaction with labor relations, regulators, management, removal of employees due to non-compliance, etc. For the purpose of DER accreditation, the applicant must be able to show core competency in a number of areas. 

The Accreditation is valid for three (3) years from the date of approval and must be fully re-submitted every three (3) years.

Total fee:  $299.  Non-refundable fee of $50 due at application request, balance due upon approval.  Certificates will be dated for one (1) year and will require annual review each consecutive year to maintain accreditation at no additional charge. If the information remains the same as the original application, the applicant will only be required to attest that there have been no changes in DER’s duties and responsibilities. Applicants are subject to an internal compliance audit by a qualified individual on the Review Board with the potential of revocation for egregious violations/non-compliance.

 To begin the accreditation process, download and complete the following forms

Next Steps

Click on the links for each step.

  • Fill out the application questionnaire pertaining to your field.
  • Complete the Code of Ethics Agreement for your field
  • Pay your Application Fee
  • Submit application materials to Executive Director Jo McGuire at jomcguire@ndasa.com
  • Be prepared to provide supplemental documentation pertaining to your field:
    – Certificate of system randomness for C/TPA random management program
    – Collection Site agreement regarding qualifications
    – Auto Liability coverage for company owned vehicle performing mobile collections
    – Proof of training or certification
    – Current MRO Certificate
    – Proof of General Liability Insurance
    – Proof of Errors and Omissions Insurance