Designated Employer Representative (DER)

Why do I need this Course?

The objective of the DER Compliance course is to provide instruction and resource material that 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 DER's; 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; better serve the employees they work with by being knowledgeable about the entire mandated drug and alcohol testing process; learn the differences in testing procedures for each transportation mode; better define his/her role assuring DOT and company policy compliance; provide services meeting standards of professionalism, accountability, and ethical behavior; and implement practical application of industry standards and procedures.

What does this course consist of?

  • Overview of 49 CFR Part 40
  • DERs role and responsibilities
  • Overview of drug testing process
  • Problem testing situations
  • SAP referral  for DOT alcohol & drug rule violation 
  • Roles of the ITI- TPA, MRO, Collection Site, and Lab
  • How and to whom test results should be reported
  • Recordkeeping and record retention
  • State reporting
  • Section on requirements for: FAA , FMCSA, PHMSA, FTA, and USCG 


Who should attend this course?

  • Human Resource Managers
  • Company Owners
  • Safety Managers
  • Employees already designated as the company DER
  • Drug Program Coordinators


Check our  "Upcoming Trainings" for dates and locations or contact our Training Department to arrange a private on-site training.

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