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Random Drug Test

Drug Testing

In connection with the agency's mission to enforce our nation's drug laws, the majority of Customs workers have direct responsibility and involvement with the interdiction of illegal narcotics.  Customs employees are routinely exposed to illegal substances since their duties involve the investigation, apprehension, and detention of persons suspected of smuggling drugs.  To maintain the high professional standards of the CBP workforce, it is imperative that individuals who use illegal drugs are screened out during the pre-employment process prior to entrance on duty. 

Contact Information for the Drug Testing Unit:

Phone:  (952) 857-2923
Fax:  (952) 674-4550

Drug Testing Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be contacted for the Drug Test?

The drug test will take place at a random time prior to your entrance on duty for the position.

How do I schedule the Drug Test?

You cannot schedule the drug test in advance.  Our scheduling contractor will reach out to you at a random time during the pre-employment process to schedule you for this appointment.

The contact information you provide to the Minneapolis Hiring Center (MHC) will be used by our contractor to reach out to you, so it's important we have the most current information.

When I hear from the scheduling contractor, how long do I have to schedule the appointment?

You will never receive more than a 48 hour notice for this appointment.

Where will I take the Drug Test?

The drug test will be conducted at the nearest available CBP-contracted facility according to the mailing address the MHC has on file for you.  Please note that travel to and from the facility is at your own expense.

How long should I plan to be at the facility for this appointment?

The length of time you will be expected to remain at the facility depends on the facility's schedule the day of your appointment, or if any issues arise during your appointment.  Please plan accordingly.

What should I bring?

Please bring any documentation relating to prescription medications you are taking.

Last published: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 07:02