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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.

P1DB-01: Basic FMCSA DER training

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

The Basic training program gives DOT FMCSA designated employer representatives (DERs) a firm grounding in FMCSA drug and alcohol testing programs.


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
C7DN-01 I, DER
C7DN-02 Your Problem, at Home and at Work
C7DN-03 DOT Testing Programs
C7DN-04 DER Roles and Responsibilities
C1EN-01 DOT FMCSA Testing Program Scope
C1EN-02 FMCSA Violations and Consequences
C7EN-01 DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing
C7SN-03 Determining Reasonable Suspicion
C7SN-04 DOT Reasonable Suspicion Testing

Expected duration

Expected program duration can vary by format.

Format Duration
Self-paced (online, CD-ROM) 1.5 - 2.0 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