Training Resources

Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training

It’s a sinking feeling, that suspicion that one of your staff may be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol while on the job. All too often, such suspicions go unanswered because managers either don’t know how to or don’t have the power to enforce a drug test. This important session will give you the tools you need to protect your business from the myriad of liabilities that occur if an employee is under the influence at work. Understand how to enforce your rights as well as those of the employee. Plus gain practical insight into the processes of drug testing as well as the many legal implications.

Companies regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are required to have supervisors trained for reasonable suspicion drug testing.  Section 382.603 of the FMCSA regulations states: “§ 382.603 ‐ Training for supervisors. Each employer shall ensure that all persons designated to supervise drivers receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and receive at least an additional 60 minutes of training on controlled substances use. The training will be used by the supervisors to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to require a driver to undergo testing under §382.307. The training shall include the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances.”

Designated Employee Representative (DER) Training

Ever feel like this? Don't worry, we are here to help. Our trainings provide you with all the necessary information and tools that you will need to know to be successful with all of your drug and alcohol testing needs.


  • The role of the supervisor

  • The observations a supervisor needs to make

  • The signs and symptoms of probable alcohol misuse

  • The signs and symptoms of probable drug use

  • How to approach an employee you reasonably-suspect of being impaired

  • Many real-world what if scenarios

  • Refusals to Test

  • When to test and when NOT to test

  • How to Conduct testing

The Designated Employer Representatives (DER) Training Program is designed to educate company DERs with the knowledge they require to perform their duties effectively as outlined by Department of Transportation’s (DOTs) regulations for drug and alcohol testing (49 CFR Part 40).

What will be covered?

The main objective will be to ensure that DOT-mandated drug and alcohol testing is performed in a professional and consistent manner and in compliance with all applicable transportation regulations.


This training enables the DER to:

  • Fully understand the role of the DER in the drug testing process.

  • Define issues that arise during the drug testing process and what action is required of DERs.

  • Learn more about the DER’s relationship with other players in the testing process, including C/TPAs collectors, MROs, EAPs, laboratory personnel, and SAPs.

  • Ensure complete compliance with federal rules and regulations to better serve the employees they work with by being knowledgeable about the entire mandated drug and alcohol testing process.

  • Better define his/her role in assuring DOT and company policy compliance.