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FMCSA DER training and support

The designated employer representative DER is generally the DOT FMCSA drug and alcohol testing program expert within an organization. While DER training is not required, it sure helps to know what you're doing.

P1DA-01: Advanced FMCSA DER Training

Instruction: Program
Authority: DOT FMCSA
Audience: DER
Level: Advanced

The Advanced training program gives DOT FMCSA designated employer representatives (DERs) a thorough understanding of alcohol and the 5-panel drugs, their workplace impact,and their signs of current use.


All DOT FMCSA designated employer representatives (DERs)


The program includes the following courses. Each course lasts 15 to 30 minutes. Click the title to learn about a course.

Course ID Course Title
C7TI-02 Alcohol Myths and Misinformation
C7TI-03 Alcohol Facts for Making Decisions
C7TJ-03 Controlling Risky Substances
C7TJ-04 Marijuana
C7TJ-05 Cocaine
C7TJ-06 Amphetamines
C7TJ-07 Opiates, or Narcotics
C7TJ-08 Phencyclidine, or PCP

Expected duration

Expected program duration can vary by format.

Format Duration
Self-paced (online, CD-ROM) 2.5 - 3.0 hours


Program prices vary by format.

Format Price  
Online $35.00 per learner
CD-ROM $150.00 per CD-ROM


Purchase amount Discount percent
$500 to $999 2.0
$1,000 to $1,499 5.0
$1,500 to $2,499 10.0
$2,500 to $4,999 15.0
> $5,000 20.0