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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)

Updated: Monday, January 1, 2018

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.

Updated: Monday, December 4, 2017

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).

Updated: Sunday, November 12, 2017

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.

Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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