Testing for substances of abuse, both alcohol and drugs, is now the rule rather than the exception in settings as diverse as the
workplace, the doctor's office, and in many schools throughout the country. The Drug-Free Workplace Act affects all federal agencies;
and mandatory alcohol and drug testing is now required of all intrastate truckers, commercial driver's license holders, and other
transportation workers. And in joint government agreements, the United States, Canada, and Mexico monitor truckers crossing
More than 60 percent of large private employers require drug and alcohol testing, and over 20 million forensic drug test
specimens are processed by certified laboratories every year. The results of these laboratory tests are reviewed and
interpreted by thousands of highly-qualified physicians acting as MROCC-certified Medical Review Officers (MROs).
The MRO field is a complex and rapidly evolving area due to technical advances, regulatory changes, new patterns of abuse, and the
ever-evolving bank of knowledge gained from past years of experience. Federal regulations require MRO qualification and re-
qualification training followed by certification and re-certification by a nationally recognized MRO Certification board every 5 years.
MRO Certification exams may be taken
online or onsite. Onsite exams are
administered immediately following MRO
training courses. Upcoming dates:
➽ Jul 17, 2016: 2pm-5pm-Houston, TX
➽ Sept 20, 2016: 2pm-5pm-Anaheim, CA
➽ Oct 23, 2016: 2pm-5pm-San Diego, CA
For training course information contact the
American College of Occupational and
or 847.818.1800 or the American Osteopathic
College of Occupational & Preventive Medicine
Currently-certified Medical Review Officers are listed in the MROCC Directory
on this website. Contact information is included as well as a notation regarding
whether new clients are being solicited.