Register DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training

DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors Training is a 2-hour self-paced online training course that includes interactive videos, pictures, documents, and resources. Students will be tested for their knowledge at the end of the completion of the course. Students who complete the course will be able to make reasonable suspicion determinations and accurately recognize the signs of suspicious behavior.

Course Overview

Alcohol and drug abuse is a problem in the transportation industry. Many supervisors are unaware of how to identify signs or symptoms, so they need special training by Federal law for DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors.

Under federal law, DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors is required for all personnel who manage one or more safety-sensitive employees in transportation-related fields to train their supervisors in identifying the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol use and abuse.

These agencies include: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), United States Coast Guard (USCG), and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

Reasonable suspicion training is designed to assist employers with ensuring compliance and safety, as these supervisors must be capable of making determinations to test an employee suspected of prohibited drug or alcohol use.

DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations require 60 minutes of training on indicators of probable drug use and another 60 minutes of training on the detection of symptoms of alcohol misuse. This course is designed to meet and exceed the training requirements and is DOT-compliant.

Students benefit from self-paced online training that includes interactive videos, documents, and resources. A certificate of completion can be downloaded immediately after passing the online exam.

After completing this Reasonable Suspicion training course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the regulations that apply to reasonable suspicion testing, including the alcohol and drug prohibitions
  • Identify the five steps in the reasonable suspicion process and explain how to successfully execute each step
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse and drug use and describe what to look for when determining reasonable suspicion.