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Individual DOT courses

DOT training programs for employees, supervisors and DERs typically include several courses. Each course is designed around specific learning objectives and included in programs to meet particular learning needs.

C7TJ-03: Controlling Risky Substances

Instruction: Course
Authority: DOT
Audience: All DOT

This DOT course describes characteristics of psychoactive drugs. It examines how risky drugs are controlled, and why some drugs and drug use are illegal.

Learning objectives

Learners who complete this course will be prepared to:

  1. Provide examples of the three types of psychoactive drugs and explain their characteristics
  2. Describe how risky drugs are identified and placed into different drug schedules by the DEA
  3. Explain why some drugs and drug use are illegal, including the misuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications


This course is included in the following programs.

P1DA-01: Advanced FMCSA DER Training

P2DA-01: Advanced FAA DER Training