Renewal Requirements: It is important that you complete your SAP renewal within the 3-YR time frame.If your SAP credential has expired please order and complete the initial qualification course. Do not re-qualify with this course unless you are within the 3-YR renewal time frame. Please scan and email (info4u@programservices.org) a copy of your current SAP qualification certificate.

This course provides the information that will prepare currently qualified US DOT substance abuse professionals wishing to RENEW their SAP qualification to provide substance abuse evaluations for transportation employees who violate US D.O.T. drug and alcohol prohibitions. This course is intended to provide a review of CFR 49 Part 40 that defines the alcohol and drug testing requirements for safety-sensitive employees regulated by the US Department of Transportation.

SAP Renewal Information: Program Services offers a number of courses that are US D.O.T. SAP relevant that can be used for renewal of your SAP credential. We recommend that you take this specific renewal course every six years; or every other renewal as it will provide you an update on 49CFR Part 40. On the alternate renewal, you can learn about the US D.O.T. modal administrations drug and alcohol programs including specific SAP requirements. To find all our US D.O.T. SAP renewal courses click on the content area search on our course catalog page and select Substance Abuse Professional (US DOT)

Available as a live course. Contact us for information.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised June 2015

Description:  The course provides the information that will prepare substance abuse professionals wishing to RENEW their SAP qualification to provide substance abuse evaluations for transportation employees who violate US D.O.T. drug and alcohol prohibitions. This course is intended to provide a review of CFR 49 Part 40 that defines the alcohol and drug testing requirements for safety-sensitive employees regulated by the US Department of Transportation. All substance abuse professionals providing services to covered employees under these regulations are required to obtain 12 US D.O.T. SAP specific continuing education credits every three years. SAPs need to clearly understand their role responsibilities and prohibitions of the SAP, their specific SAP responsibilities in the US D.O.T. return to duty process, and understand the significant ethical and philosophical dilemmas related to the SAP duties.

Note: We recommend that all participants thoroughly read 49 CFR Part 40, the Substance Abuse Professional Guidelines, (Addendum B and E) as well as the study guide including its glossary prior to taking the post test. We have made every effort to design the study guide in a way that highlights information that will be critical to SAPs. Please pay attention to the underlined, bolded, highlighted information including footnotes which all may contain valuable facts to help you understand these regulations.

Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to discuss the US D.O.T. drug and alcohol testing program (49 CFR Part 40).
2. Participants will be able to identify the drug and alcohol testing rules (49 CFR Part 40).
3. Participants will be able to discuss drug-testing requirements, lab, and MRO responsibilities.
4. Participants will be able to differentiate the US D.O.T. modal administration's drug and alcohol testing programs (FAA, FMCSA, FRA, FTA, USCG, RITA/PHMSA).
5. Participants will be able to discuss alcohol testing requirements.
6. Participants will be able to describe Substance Abuse Professional responsibilities.
7. Participants will be able to identify specific SAP responsibilities in the US DOT Return to Duty process.
8. Participants will be able to elucidate the significant ethical and philosophical dilemmas related to the SAP duties.

CE Credits: 12

Agenda:
Hour One: US D.O.T. drug and alcohol testing program (49 CFR Part 40).
Hour Two-Three: Drug and alcohol testing rules (49 CFR Part 40).
Hour Four-Five: Drug-testing requirements, lab and MRO responsibilities.
Hour Six-Seven: Differentiate the US D.O.T. modal administrations drug and alcohol testing programs (FAA, FMCSA, FRA, FTA, USCG, RITA/PHMSA).
Hour Eight-Nine: Discuss alcohol testing requirements.
Hour Ten: Substance Abuse Professional responsibilities.
Hour Eleven: Specific SAP responsibilities in the US D.O.T. Return to Duty process.
Hour Twelve: Significant ethical and philosophical dilemmas related to the SAP duties.
 
CE Broker#: HS 20-340410   OL 20-340411 
Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.
Content Area: Documentation/ treatment planning, Professional orientation/readiness, Confidentiality, Risk management, Ethics.
Purpose: This course will provide qualified SAPs the required education to renew their SAP qualification.
Target Audience: Psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, employee assistance professionals, and addiction professionals.

Important Notice:  We now issue a credential (A SAP credential with a unique SAP number and an expiration date) at no cost to customers who qualify and renew with us.  If you take renewal courses or qualify with another company you may list with us for a fee of $60 per triennium.  Contact 305-401-4361 for additional information about the SAP credential.  It may take up to 8 weeks for the SAP credential to be emailed as they are batched every 60 days.  Your SAP CE certificate and your license satisfy all federal obligations until your credential arrives.   Credentials may not be issued if your records are not complete.  We will email any user whose information is incomplete and it is up to the user to comply with the information request.  Credentialing, however, will be delayed until that record is complete. 

Approvals:
Program Services Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Program Services Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Program Services is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. #5978
Social Work State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education- Accepts Program Services Credits- Accepts our national approvals Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Accepts other state SW boards Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia Cross-disciplinary, no specified requirements/limitations or self- submit after the fact Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico Does not approve Program Services credits Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) #86395
Florida Board of Nursing FBN #2456 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling: BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Office of School Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Certification Board, Inc. #159A
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners #0339
Allied profession approvals can be found at https://www.programservices.org/approvals?other=true

Online Course

CE Broker#:
20-340411
CE Credits:
12
Price:
$275.00