FAA Designated Employer Representative Training (DER)

FAA Designated Employer Representative (DER) Training is online, a self-paced course developed by drug-free workplace experts and attorney Andrew Easler. The training will take 2-hours and provide learners with the crucial knowledge and tools to navigate the regulatory landscape of drug and alcohol testing within the FAA-regulated industries.

Training also provides an in-depth understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a DER and the intricate web of regulations, namely the FAA’s 14 CFR Parts 120 and 121 and the DOT's 49 CFR Part 40, which oversee these critical safety-sensitive functions. The course addresses key aspects like testing procedures, record retention, regulatory compliance, managing a drug and alcohol-free workplace, and avoiding potential pitfalls that could lead to fines or lawsuits.

Upon completion, you'll be fully certified and prepared to implement and manage an FAA-compliant drug and alcohol testing program, creating a safer and more productive workplace.

The FAA Designated Employer Representative (DER) Training from WorkTraining.com is a self-paced online course crafted by Andrew Easler, Esq., a leading expert and attorney specializing in drug-free workplaces. The training is designed to be completed in just 2 hours, making it a highly effective tool for busy professionals in FAA-regulated industries.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) mandate stringent drug and alcohol testing protocols to ensure safety across all transportation sectors. Training provides the vital knowledge and competencies to navigate drug-free workplace policy and provides legal awareness of FAA's 14 CFR Parts 120 and 121, and the DOT's 49 CFR Part 40, the foundational regulations that govern drug and alcohol testing in the transportation industry.

With the invaluable understanding gained from this course, learners will be ready to fulfill the critical responsibilities of a DER and learn the following:


  • What it means to be a DER;
  • The roles and responsibilities of a DER;
  • The requirements for a DOT Program under your specified agency;
  • How to manage a drug and alcohol-free workplace program for DOT-covered employees;
  • The drug and alcohol testing process and how to handle problems in testing;
  • Which regulations apply to your company, and how to stay in compliance;
  • How to select and monitor service agents;
  • Training requirements for employees and supervisors;
  • Which records must be kept and for how long; and

Learners will also receive resources, reference materials, and helpful guides to help you while becoming successful Designated Employer Representatives.

  • Policy Management: Equip learners with the skills and knowledge required to successfully manage a drug and alcohol-free workplace policy within their organization. This includes understanding the detailed procedures involved, from the inception to the implementation of the policy.

  • Training Facilitation: Enable learners to provide effective and comprehensive employee training, ensuring they are fully informed about the organization's drug and alcohol-free workplace policy and understand their roles, responsibilities, and obligations within this framework.

  • Testing and Refusal Determination: Empower learners to make critical decisions about when to conduct drug and alcohol testing and identify instances where a refusal should be determined. Students will learn to handle these sensitive situations in compliance with DOT and FAA regulations.

  • Terminology and Protocol Mastery: Ensure learners can accurately understand and use industry-specific terms and comprehend the protocols associated with DOT and FAA regulations, fostering more efficient and productive communication within the organization.

  • Regulatory Compliance Proficiency: Foster an environment where learners can comprehensively understand DOT and FAA regulations by scoring 75% or higher on an online quiz. This will demonstrate their proficiency in regulatory knowledge and preparedness to manage a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

  • Continuous Learning: Encourage students to keep abreast of changes and updates in DOT and FAA regulations and practices. Successful learners will be committed to refining their knowledge and skills, ensuring their organization complies with all current drug and alcohol testing regulations.


DOT Compliant Training

The course is made to meet or exceed the stringent training and certification benchmarks established by federal and state regulatory bodies across all 50 states and their territories, as well as in Canada, Mexico, and any country following DOT regulations for agencies including FMCSA, FAA, FTA, FRA, USCG, and PHMSA, along with other jurisdictions that apply DOT guidelines.


Content Made and Reviewed by Attorneys

Taking a course developed and reviewed by attorneys with expertise in their subjects ensures learners receive accurate and relevant content. Their specialized knowledge translates into practical insights, preparing learners for real-world applications.


Collector Support® for Drug Testing

Learners, managers, and supervisors have direct access to our team of trainers for inquiries, assistance, or questions. Reach out to a US-based trainer by calling or sending an email. We are committed to responding quickly during regular business hours, ensuring you receive timely support to enhance your learning experience.


Learn On-the-Go: Accessible Education Anytime, Anywhere

Our eLearning platform, with its intuitive design, is accessible across all modern desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, ensuring a seamless learning experience. Our courses remain active until completion, eliminating the need to rush and promoting better retention, performance in practice, and reduced errors compared to conventional training methods.


Credits Expire Only After Acceptance

Content credits provide a flexible approach to training, only expiring when the user accepts the course invitation. This means training managers can purchase credits ahead of time, enjoy cost savings, and be free to allocate training as it suits training schedules or organizational needs.


Instant Access to Courses and Content Credits

Trainers and managers can instantly invite learners to access courses. Upon registration or receiving an invitation, learners gain immediate entry to start their training


Estimated 2 Hours of Learning

This course includes an estimated 2 hours of content and training and was made to meet or exceed all relevant federal or state training hour mandates, as well as any other certification or qualification requirements. While the duration is for planning and compliance purposes, the completion time may vary according to each learner’s pace, reading speed, and comprehension ability.


Download Certificates Upon Completion

After course completion, learners can immediately download their training certificates. Managers and trainers will also have the ability to view and download certificates for their employees, streamlining the documentation of completed training.


Instant Manager Account with 2+ Content Credits

With the purchase of two or more credits, a manager account is automatically created. This account streamlines the process of inviting employees, consolidates training certificates, and assists with general compliance and certification training audits.


Additional Resources

Learners looking to expand their learning experience can purchase additional resources like books and guides or subscribe to our social media accounts on Linkedin and YouTube to reinforce their knowledge. These tools and resources strengthen ability, improve practical skills, and enhance compliance and practical rule application.

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