Designated Employer Representative (DER) Compliance

Cost of Course: $199 members / $299 nonmembers


Overview of the Training Course

A DER must have a thorough knowledge of the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol test collection procedures and of the Custody and Control Form (CCF).

The objective of this 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 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; and 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 in 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.

* For those new to drug and alcohol testing or looking for a primer, DATIA recommends taking the Ins & Outs of Drug & Alcohol Testing online course prior to taking this course. Doing so will provide a primer allowing you to enhance your educational experience during this course.

Who Should Take This Course

This training course is intended for new DERs or those looking to brush up on their knowledge. After taking the course, the DERs may take an exam administered by DATIA and become a Certified DER (C-DER). Training courses administered by DATIA involve upholding the highest professional standards in the drug and alcohol testing industry. DATIA’s training programs are developed by professionals within the industry and reviewed by committees of their peers for accuracy and relevancy. This course for DERs establishes high standards in another crucial step of the drug testing process.

Course Outline

  • DER Responsibilities
  • Industry Definitions and Roles
  • Federal Rules and Regulations
  • Modal Regulations
  • Company Policies
  • Problem Tests and What to Do
  • Industry Standards for the DER

Continuing Education Units

Upon successful completion of the course, attendees receive .75 CEUs (7.5 contact hours) of continuing education credit. Attendees will be provided with a CEU certificate stating the course name, date, sponsoring organization (DATIA) and number of CEUs awarded. Attendees can use these CEUs for fulfilling continuing education requirements.

Cancellation Policy
Once the course has been registered for and login information provided, there are no refunds. In addition, login information cannot be transferred to another person.