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Drug and Alcohol Testing

SAP Certification Organizations

The following certification organizations have met the requirements in §40.283 to obtain recognition for the SAP credential for it's members:


National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Certification Commission (NAADAC)

- Credential: Drug an Alcohol Counselor


Interntional Certification Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC)

- Credential: Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse


National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Part 40 DOT Policies Notice

DOT Drug Testing: Employer DOT Policies – the Part 40 Changes

The DOT Agencies & United States Coast Guard (USCG) have provided guidance to DOT-regulated employers about what their DOT policies will need to contain about the changes to 49 CFR Part 40, which are effective January 1, 2018.

Part 40 Final Rule - DOT Summary of Changes

   Today, November 13, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule in the Federal Register (82 FR 52229).  The rule, among other items, added four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone).  It also added methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) as an initial test analyte and removed the testing for methylenedioxyethylamphetaime (MDEA).

DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.411

Subpart R - Public Interest Exclusions

§ 40.411 What is the role of the DOT Inspector General's office?

(a) Any person may bring concerns about waste, fraud, or abuse on the part of a service agent to the attention of the DOT Office of Inspector General.

(b) In appropriate cases, the Office of Inspector General may pursue criminal or civil remedies against a service agent.

(c) The Office of Inspector General may provide factual information to other DOT officials for use in a PIE proceeding.

DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.409

Subpart R - Public Interest Exclusions

§ 40.409 What does the issuance of a PIE mean to transportation employers?

(a) As an employer, you are deemed to have notice of the issuance of a PIE when it appears on the List mentioned in §40.401(a) or the notice of the PIE appears in the Federal Register as provided in §40.401(d). You should check this List to ensure that any service agents you are using or planning to use are not subject to a PIE.

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