This course meets the PHMSA mandated requirement for Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing training found at 49 CFR Part 199.113 (a)(b)(c), and is designed to enable a supervisor to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to require testing.

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The DOT PHMSA Supervisor Training for Reasonable Suspicion: Signs and Symptoms Drug and Alcohol Training aims to equip learners with essential knowledge to:

  • Understand the purpose and procedures of drug testing.
  • Recognize workplace issues related to alcohol and other drugs.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of substance abuse.
  • Intervene in problem and crisis situations.
  • Approach employees effectively.
  • Initiate reasonable suspicion testing and complete necessary documentation.
  • Feel confident in their responsibility for reasonable suspicion.
  • Maintain employee confidentiality.
  • Support and supervise employees referred to assistance.
  • Avoid common supervisor pitfalls.

Fulfill your CFR Section 199 requirements with the purchase of the PHMSA Supervisor TRAINING!


§ 199.113 Employee assistance program.

(a) Each operator shall provide an employee assistance program (EAP) for its employees and supervisory personnel who will determine whether an employee must be drug tested based on reasonable cause. The operator may establish the EAP as a part of its internal personnel services or the operator may contract with an entity that provides EAP services. Each EAP must include education and training on drug use. At the discretion of the operator, the EAP may include an opportunity for employee rehabilitation.

(b) Education under each EAP must include at least the following elements: display and distribution of informational material; display and distribution of a community service hot-line telephone number for employee assistance; and display and distribution of the employer’s policy regarding the use of prohibited drugs.

(c) Training under each EAP for supervisory personnel who will determine whether an employee must be drug tested based on reasonable cause must include one 60-minute period of training on the specific, contemporaneous physical, behavioral, and performance indicators of probable drug use.




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