The DCO Network
The DCO Network
The Core of our Organisation is a unique global network of 500 certified Doping Control Officers (DCOs) in more than 100 countries
The DCOs are spread out according to our clients’ needs. They are located close enough to athletes to be able to test them unannounced at any time during training periods. Working with local DCOs enable us to conduct a mission at short notice and without added travel costs.
A DCO plays a vital role during the doping control and sample collection. It is of high importance the systematic recruitment and training of the DCOs in order to secure a good and consistent quality in operations. The DCOs must be familiar with the different procedures of each sports organisation, and between In-Competition and Out-of-Competition tests. Although the new WADA code creates a unified testing system for sports associations, specific rules still exist.
Become a DCO
Do you want to play an active part in the fight against doping? Join the network of Doping Control Officers!
IDTM is an expert in delivering In-Competition and Out-of-Competition testing services using our dynamic network of DCOs. All DCOs need to be trained and accredited in accordance with the WADA International Standard for Testing and Investigations. IDTM provides the DCO education including the online courses, DCO seminars, practical training and exam. The DCO network is continuedly developing and expanding – join the network!
DCOs are responsible for the collection of a urine/blood sample, recording the sample collection, and shipping the samples to a WADA accredited or approved laboratory.
The basic requirement is a minimum age of 21 years. The DCO should also speak and write English. Knowledge of an additional language is an advantage, as is experience in Anti-Doping testing.
A DCO should be: a problem solver, able to cope with stress, trustworthy, precise, a person with leadership skills, i.e. polite and friendly, yet assertive.
DCOs must have a flexible schedule since assignments can vary greatly from time to time.
Register your profile
If you are interested in working as a DCO, please register your profile in IDTM’s DCO database. We shall reach out to you regarding the next steps when our requirements match your profile and location.