A drug test is required for most on-the-job training programs WorkForce offers. Examples include truck or bus driver training, mining technician training, nurse training and construction equipment operator training.
The test screens for 10 categories of drugs including marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines and prescription mood-altering drugs like benzodiazepines.
Tests are conducted by Health Research Systems under a contract with the state. The company charges $47 per test, which is paid for with federal money.
Individuals who do not pass the drug test cannot enroll in a Workforce program for 90 days. If they fail again after 90 days, they must wait a year before they can apply again.
A test is not required of people filing weekly unemployment claims, individuals participating in Labor Exchange Programs, or people who seek veterans employment-training services.
WorkForce's six-page drug screening policy is posted on the agency's website.