Get in touch with as with any questions: (770) 650-6620

Get in touch with us with any questions: (770) 650-6620

FMCSA DER Training Part One: DOT Drug Testing Program Basics provides DERs with the fundamentals to become great at their job! It takes around 2.5-3 hours to complete. Choose from our online or CD formats, and learn about:

  • The importance of DERs in a testing program
  • The costs and risks of community and workplace drug use
  • DOT drug testing program information and components
  • The designated employer representative responsibility
  • Non-DOT vs. DOT drug testing programs
  • FMCSA drug and alcohol policy
  • DOT drug testing procedures
  • DOT FMCSA reasonable suspicion training
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  • You need to get DER information as quickly, effectively, and efficiently as possible. So we make our training well-structured, interactive, and quick to take (only 2.5-3 hours).
  • You can try to make use of Dr. Google and the DOT and FMCSA websites in order to learn your DER responsibilities. It will take you a lot of time and sweat.
  • Or you can take our DER training programs. We have read through the FMCSA rules and regulations line-for-line and structured our programs based on what we have extracted. Instead of taking days, weeks, and years learning the job, learn it in 2.5-3 hours.
  • Our DER training program structure and information is all based on what the FMCSA outlines that you must know. We boil it down so that you can save time while learning everything you need to know and more.

Interactive Training

We also make our FMCSA DER training: DER Drug Testing Basics interactive and engaging. You will learn better if you are not only exposed to the material but made to put it to immediate use.

We are not just drug and alcohol experts; we are also training experts.

And the more you learn, the better you can manage the DOT drug and alcohol testing program. And the better you manage, the safer you can help your workplace and community become, through prompt and decisive action and through educating your supervisors and employees.

DER Drug Testing Basics Topics

Learn about:

  • The risks of workplace substance abuse
  • The importance of DER’s
  • DOT reasonable suspicion training
  • The designated employer representative responsibilities
  • DOT drug and alcohol testing programs
  • DOT vs. non-DOT drug testing programs
  • FMCSA drug and alcohol policy
  • And DOT drug testing procedures

How do you determine reasonable suspicion? How obvious does substance use have to be for it to be warranted? What are the core DER responsibilities? What constitutes a drug and alcohol-related violation according to the FMCSA, and what are the consequences for any given violation?

We answer all of these questions in this training program.

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Weight 8.0 oz

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Our FMCSA DER Training Part 1 includes the following training courses:

  • Designated Employer Representative Training Importance: Learn the benefits of designated employer representative training as well as the importance of the DER in DOT drug and alcohol
    testing programs.
  • DOT Drug and Alcohol Policy Importance: Learn about the risks and costs of workplace and community substance misuse and see why DOT drug and alcohol policy is important.
  • DOT Drug Testing Rules and Regulations: Understand the laws and regulations behind DOT drug and alcohol testing programs. Then learn the six DOT drug testing program components and six testing situations, reasonable suspicion being
    one of them. Finally, learn the DOT drug testing steps.
  • Designated Employer Representative Responsibility and Role: In this course we cover the DER responsibilities as well as the supervisor and employee responsibilities in a DOT drug and alcohol testing program.
  • DOT FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Scope: We cover who is subject to DOT drug testing and the definition of safety-sensitive positions? Also learn the difference between non-DOT and DOT drug testing programs.
  • FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Policy: We discuss what constitutes a violation as per FMCSA regulation, and we then discuss what the consequences are for each violation. Learn about refusal to test and the ways drug use can be detected.
  • DOT Drug Testing Procedures: Learn about drug testing steps, the possible results that can be reported to the DER from the medical review officer (MRO), and the safeguards throughout the drug testing process.
  • DOT Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training: Learn how to determine reasonable suspicion. What observations do you need to make? How certain do you have to be of employee drug use? We discuss in this course.
  • DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training: Learn to carry out DOT reasonable suspicion drug testing in this course. We cover our 4-step process for reasonable suspicion testing.