Online BAT & UDS Courses Now Offered!
We are excited to announce that we are now offering online courses for BAT (Breath Alcohol Technician) & UDS (Urinary Drug Screener).
In the interest of those that still need certifications, but can't travel as they once were able to, we're offering these as an alternative. These 4 hour courses will provide everything you would need to receive your certification, just as you would in our classroom!
As of right now, we are offering a class with up to two students at any one location. Ideally, to participate in this course a student would need a webcam (preferably free standing with ability to swivel), a microphone in order to communicate with our instructor, reliable internet to minimize freezes and crashes during the course and a partner to participate in the MOCs. Additionally for BAT courses a working EBT instrument with printer and a valid dry gas standard with regulator will be needed. UDS participants will only need a pitcher of warm water to simulate urine samples.
Applying to one of these courses, as well as additional information, can be found under the Courses tab above. Once you have signed up, a packet will be mailed to you with the necessary paperwork and items needed for the MOCs. The Online Self-Study Module will need to be completed and passed prior to the MOCs.
We look forward to working with you on this exciting new format!
NIOSH and CAOHC Classes Return!
We are proud to announce that our NIOSH and CAOHC classes are back and in full swing! While we are still in the middle of a pandemic (and are taking the necessary safety precautions during classes) education must still persevere, and now more than ever do we need certified people in our hospitals and clinics.
- Hanover, MD July 27th-31st
- Suffolk, VA August 3rd-7th
- Charlotte, NC August 17th-21st.
You can sign up for these dates and more on our Courses page!
Stay safe and we hope to see you there!
Tips for Keeping Your Audio Equipment Clean and Sanitized!
With the lingering threat of COVID-19 still amongst us, we here at COHS wanted to offer a few tips about keeping your Audio Booths and Headsets properly cleaned for all of your patients.
NEVER use a liquid cleaner on your headset's ear cushions. Alcohol and various chemicals in cleaning supplies will quickly dry out and deteriorate the rubber ear cushions, requiring a replacement. Instead, use Ear Cushion Covers for each patient, disposing of them after the test.
On the contrary, your Audio Booth can be cleaned and sanitized with any and all cleaning products to ensure your testing environment is safe for each patient.
We sell Ear Cushion Covers in quantities of 250, 500 and 1,000. Keep yourselves and your patients safe!
Course Schedule Update
With many cities reopening for business, either in waves or altogether, we are able to announce that our courses for CAOHC, NIOSH, BAT and UDS certifications will start back up in July!
While the issue of Covid-19 is still very real, we will be taking all the appropriate safety measures when it comes to bringing people together for their certification or re-certification.
Our site's Courses page will remain the most consistently up-to-date source of information about the dates and locations of our classes, as well as offering the ability to sign up for one of our courses quickly and efficiently, guaranteeing you a seat.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in July!
Update on COVID-19
With the continual measures being taken nationwide to ensure safety in this time of pandemic, we would like to assure you that we are still here to provide services to help you. Our business will remain open for the foreseeable future as an essential business aiding occupational health for our communities and beyond.
We have updated our course schedule for CAOHC, NIOSH, BAT and UDS. If you were signed up for a class during the months of March and April, your payment can be transferred to any of our other course dates, ensuring you'll be able to get the certification you need. We still have a full list of courses and are working to reschedule the dates we've had to cancel.
Our 24/7 COHS Textline Number (667-771-2647) is available for equipment and program questions so you never have to miss a step in your testing.
We still have a stock of Ear Cushion Covers, ready to be shipped. Right now, we are offering quantities of 250, 500 and 1,000. Call, email or text us to place an order and we'll get it mailed the same day!