Training Programs

TSCTesting DER training for your employees

Designated Employer Representative Training (DER Training ) FMCSA

In this DER training course geared toward FMCSA-regulated employers, you will learn everything you need to know to become a DER including:

  • What it means to be a DER;
  • The roles and responsibilities of a DER;
  • The requirements for a DOT Program under your specified agency;
  • How to manage a drug and alcohol-free workplace program for DOT covered employees;
  • The drug and alcohol testing process and how to handle problems in testing;
  • Which regulations apply to your company and how to stay in compliance;
  • How to select and monitor service agents;
  • Training requirements for employees and supervisors;
  • Which records must be kept and for how long; and
  • Best practices to avoid a poor audit result.

You will also receive resources, reference materials, and helpful guides to help you while becoming a successful Designated Employer Representative.

Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors

This is required training under DOT regulations for supervisors of safety sensitive employees. This course teaches supervisors on how to recognize the signs, symptoms and performance indicators of drug abuse and alcohol misuse. The Training Includes:

  • Pre-Training Review Materials Will Be Provided to all Registered Attendees
  • Certificates of Training Will Be Issued
  • Pre-Registration is Required

Supervisors must receive at least 60 minutes of initial training –

  • The effects and consequences of drug use on individual health, safety, and work environment
  • The manifestations and behavioral cues that may indicate drug use and abuse
  • Specific, contemporaneous physical, behavioral, and performance indicators of probable drug use
  • Supervisors who make reasonable suspicion determinations for alcohol testing must receive at least 60 minutes of training on the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse.

FMCSA set drug and alcohol education and training requirements for safety-sensitive employees and supervisors who will make reasonable suspicion testing decisions.