Sample Collection Personnel

The CCES recruits doping control officers and chaperones to collect blood and urine samples in support of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program.

If you are interested in working for the CCES in either of these capacities, read through the requirements and recruitment process, then contact us at dco-acd@cces.ca.

Doping Control Officers

Doping control officers (DCOs) are casual employees, trained and certified by the CCES to conduct sample collection for both urine and blood in accordance with the WADA International Standard for Testing and the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP). 

When recruiting DCOs, the CCES considers the following factors:

  • geographic location;
  • replacing existing/retiring DCOs;
  • increasing the number of DCOs in a specific area; and
  • new major games commitments.

The ideal candidate is at least 25 years of age, demonstrates the ability to adapt to change, is knowledgeable of the rules of the CADP and works with self-initiative.  The candidate has strong communication skills and is able to work with and provide direction in a cooperative environment. Candidates are often retired or have full-time employment in the field of physiotherapy, athletic therapy, physical education, law enforcement, healthcare and medical services and education.

This position with the CCES requires an individual with the following minimum abilities:

  • follow directions and instructions; 
  • work in stressful situations and solve problems; 
  • act in a respectful and professional manner; 
  • effectively evaluate situations and exercise good judgment calls; 
  • follow a defined set of protocols and procedures; 
  • work in a high pressure, constantly changing environment; 
  • work with athletes of all levels, including Olympic level & professional athletes; 
  • maintain confidential information.

You can express your interest in becoming a DCO by emailing dco-acd@cces.ca with the following information:

  • your current resume;
  • a phone number where you can be reached; and
  • a brief description of how you heard about our program and why you would like to become involved.

The CCES will keep your information on record. If your qualifications and location meet our requirements, we may contact you to go through the following steps:

  • complete the CCES volunteer screening policy;
  • submit a police record check;
  • complete a phone or in-person interview;
  • attend a formal training session;
  • complete a written exam; and
  • meet the field requirements prior to certification.

If you have any questions, please contact us at dco-acd@cces.ca or by phone at 613 521-3340.