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DOT Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse: What Drivers Need To Know - Online Training

On January 6, 2020, the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse changed the way motor carriers with drug and alcohol testing programs find out about a CDL driver’s DOT testing history. Section 382.601(b)(12) of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) requires motor carriers to provide drivers with information on the FMCSA Clearinghouse requirements. View course details.

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This course is designed to educate drivers who are subject to FMCSA DOT drug and alcohol testing on Clearinghouse requirements. Drivers will learn what information is provided to the Clearinghouse, the process to challenge inaccurate information in the system, and their responsibilities for granting consent to the employer for Clearinghouse queries.

This Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse training covers the following topics:

Clearinghouse Basics

  • What is the Clearinghouse and who handles the information?
  • Why was it Created?
  • Which Drivers are Affected?

Data, Queries & Consent

  • Data & Data Providers
  • Notification to Driver
  • Queries & Consent
    • Types of Queries
      • Full Query
      • Limited Query
    • Consent 
    • Driver Disclosure Between Queries 

Inaccurate Information

  • Reasons to Challenge Clearinghouse Data
  • Rebuttal Process - challenging inaccurate information on your record
    • Petition
    • Expedited Petition
    • Administrative Review
    • Corrected Data

Reasons to Create an Account

  • Electronic Contact from the Clearinghouse
  • Give Consent to Employer for a Full Query
  • Access Your File
  • Designate an SAP

After completing this Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse online training course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize what types of information are submitted to the Clearinghouse
  • Identify when a driver needs a Clearinghouse account to provide consent for a query
  • Explain the consequence of not granting consent for Clearinghouse queries
  • Identify when to notify current employers of violations
  • Describe how to challenge inaccurate information reported on a Clearinghouse record

Intended Audience: CMV drivers subject to FMCSA DOT Drug & Alcohol testing requirements

Regulations Covered: 49 CFR Part 382


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