Will the USCG accept Negative Dilute for your USCG License Drug Test?

USCG only accepts 'negative' DOT 5 Panel Drug tests. 'Negative dilute' won't cut it. Learn the specifics to avoid application issues.

2 mins read・May 31, 2023
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No, The USCG will only accept a DOT 5 Panel Drug test conducted according to 49 CFR part 40 that is reported as ‘‘negative’’ by an MRO.

This means that a completed drug test form (Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form or CG-719P) must be signed by a Medical Review Officer (MRO) showing the applicant has passed a DOT 5 Panel Drug test with a negative result.

In the eyes of the USCG, Passing a DOT 5 Panel Drug test for dangerous drugs only means that the result of a DOT 5 Panel Drug test conducted according to 49 CFR part 40 was reported as ‘‘negative’’ by a MRO.

The National Maritime Center will not accept any other result - including “negative – dilute” or “positive”. They will also not accept any other drug test, only the DOT 5 Panel Drug test called out in 49 CFR part 40.

If you get the wrong test by accident go back to the clinic and ask for the correct Drug Test. This guide will help make it easy!

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Nate Gilman
Nate Gilman

Nate has over 15 years of professional maritime experience and has hawsepiped his way to a 3rd Mate Unlimited Endorsement with full STCW compliance. He is proud veteran of the NOAA Commissioned Corps.

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