Mock Collections is a term that refers to the third and final portion of training to become a qualified DOT Oral Fluid Collector, also referred to as initial proficiency demonstrations. These are required by the United States Department of Transportation under 49 C.F.R. § 40.35 and must include the collector completing the five specific, error-free scenarios enumerated in the regulations. Specifically, the regulations indicate:
The five mock collections for each device must include:
one uneventful collection scenario,
one insufficient specimen quantity scenario;
one scenario in which the employee has something in their mouth that might interfere with the collection;
one scenario in which the employee attempts to tamper with the specimen; and
one scenario in which the employee refuses to sign the CCF.
For each of the five mock collections, the collector must check the expiration date of the device, show it to the employee, and record the date on the CCF used. The collector must ensure, when applying the labels, they do not cover the expiration dates.”