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How long after my USCG license drug test do I have to submit it to the USCG?

You have 185 days from the day your negative result is signed by the certified Medical Review Officer to submit your package to the USCG.





How do I prove that I am drug free?


Option A:

Provide the results of a test that is a DOT 5-Panel and ONLY tests for Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates, Phencyclidine, and Amphetamines. The results must be signed by a certified Medical Review Officer.


You can use CG-719P to achieve this.


Option B:

Provide a letter attesting to participation in a random drug testing program. The letter MUST be on marine employer, command, or consortium stationary; the letter must be signed by an authorized official and must be dated.


The letter must have the following verbiage depending on if it is from a private company or a federal organization;


a. Verbiage for Marine Employers: “(APPLICANT’S NAME/SSN) has been subject to a random testing program meeting the criteria of Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 16.230 for at least 60 days during the previous 185 days, and has not failed nor refused to participate in a chemical test for dangerous drugs.”


b. Verbiage for Active Duty Military/Military Sealift Command/N.O.A.A./Army Corps of Engineers: “(APPLICANT’S NAME/SSN) has been subject to a random testing program and has never refused to participate in or failed a chemical drug test for dangerous drugs.”


We hope this made your life a little easier and if you have other questions the MM-SEAS team is always here to help!


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