US DOT Substance Abuse Professional Renewal Training: 49 CFR Part 40
This is the new 2023 US DOT SAP renewal course
This is a new 2023 revision of the SAP Renewal Course offiering the most recent changes to the US DOR Drug and Alcohol Program rules.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) a copy of your current SAP qualification certificate.
Psychologists may take this course but no CE are available for psychologists.
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 two 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 for contracted groups. Contact us for information.
Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE
Revised October 2023
Description: The 2023 updated SAP renewal 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.
2.Identify key drug and alcohol testing rules (49 CFR Part 40).
3.Discuss drug-testing requirements, specimen collection and lab obligations, and MRO responsibilities.
4.Identify important responsibilities and prohibitions re communication, reporting, and documentation.
5.Differentiate the requirements of the various DOT department's drug and alcohol testing programs (FAA, FMCSA, FRA, FTA, RSPA, USCG).
6.Describe Substance Abuse Professional responsibilities.
7.Identify specific SAP responsibilities in the US DOT Return to Duty process.
8.Elucidate significant ethical and philosophical dilemmas related to the SAP duties.
CE Credits: 12
Hour Two-Three: Drug and alcohol testing rules (49 CFR Part 40).
Hour Four-Five: Drug-testing requirements, collection, and lab, responsibilities.
Hour Six-Seven: MRO Responsibilities
Hour Eight-Nine: Discuss alcohol-testing requirements.
Hour Ten: Substance Abuse Professional responsibilities.
Hour Eleven: Confidentiality and C/TPA - Service Agent responsibilities
Hour Twelve: Significant ethical and philosophical dilemmas related to the SAP duties
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. Credentials are surveyed and emailed every 90 days (March, June. September, and December). 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.
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