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DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training


Classes are performed on-site at your facility conference or classroom. Certificates issued after course completion. Three formats: 1-60 min. Drug, 1-60 min. Alcohol or 1-120 min. Combination Drug & Alcohol. Q&A session with Instructor after session and Sample Documentation provided.


Course Description:


  • This class provides support and training for supervisors that need to make a reasonable suspicion determination.


The course topics cover:


  • Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on the job.

  • The Supervisor's role in a DOT Testing Program.

  • Indicators, Signals, and Symptoms to look for.

  • Prohibited Behavior, including how to handle Prescription Drug Use.

  • How to Recognize and Document Performance using the Behavior Observation Checklist.

  • Applying Steps of Constructive Confrontation.

  • How to Handle:

  1. Employee refusal for testing

  2. Supervisor receiving hearsay information

  3. Employees who leave the job site



Supervisor Requirements:


According to 49 CFR 382.603, The Dept. Of Transportation or DOT requires any supervisor who send or refers employees for drug and/or alcohol testing under a DOT certified drug testing program become trained in the administration and implementation of these procedures. Typically, any driver who drives either local or on the road must have an initial drug and alcohol screen. These same employees are required to be part of a random testing plan that is managed by the company or a Third Party Administrator (TPA). This training program will ensure the supervisor develops and maintains a complete testing program while limiting the company's legal and regulatory exposure affiliated with these types of activities.


For any further questions on this or any other matter, please Contact our Director, Rhonda Burk.

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