Doping Control Officers (DCOs) and Blood Collection Officers (BCOs) are responsible for the urine and blood sample collection from athletes as part of an anti-doping program managed by the International Testing Agency. The DCOs and BCOs may be involved in Out-of-Competition sample collection or In-Competition delivering the testing program at international events.
The ITA is currently accepting expressions of interest from independent, experienced DCOs and BCOs who wish to conduct testing on behalf of the ITA. Applicants may submit an application via the form below.
A Doping Control Officer (DCO) registered on the list of ITA DCOs is an official who has been selected, trained, and authorised by the ITA with delegated responsibility for the coordination and management of anti-doping sample collection session with athletes at either events or in the Out-of-Competition setting.
Blood Collection Officers (BCOs) are professionally trained, qualified and experienced phlebotomists. BCOs are required to collect blood samples in accordance with WADA’s International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI). This involves collaborating with a Doping Control Officer on testing missions to collect blood samples from athletes and ensuring the correct aftercare procedures are conducted.