FMCSA Clearinghouse Training for Employers


This brief 30-minute online course will review fundamental information regarding the FMCSA Clearinghouse terms and protocols. Students who complete this course will be well-equipped to register for, utilize, and comply with all of the mandates for FMCSA Clearinghouse use.

Course Overview

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that covered organizations utilize the FMCSA Clearinghouse to conduct queries on driver history for previous employer violations, record driver history, check records annually, and report violations to the Clearinghouse when they occur. While some of these responsibilities can be delegated to a Third Party Administrator (TPA), the employer retains full responsibility for compliance with the regulations.

The FMCSA Clearinghouse Training for Employers course is designed to assist employers in every aspect of the Clearinghouse process from registration to limited queries, full queries, reporting violations, and designating Third Party Administrators where applicable. Trained Clearinghouse users are more likely to avoid making costly mistakes that result in fines, penalties, and/or employee lawsuits.

Students learn at their own pace with our thorough online training program that uses videos, documents, resources, and PowerPoint presentations. Also included are resources, reference materials, and helpful guides to assist in registering for and complying with Clearinghouse mandates. A certificate of completion can be downloaded immediately after passing the online exam.

The DOT requires that all trucking companies covered by FMCSA drug and alcohol testing regulations register for the FMCSA Clearinghouse online database. Register today for FMCSA Clearinghouse Training for Employers, a DOT and FMSCA-compliant program.

Minimum Technology Requirements
  • A computer or mobile device that is less than 5 years old.
  • Speakers, headphones, or earbuds to listen to audio
  • Webcam for interacting with instructors during mock collection (this only applies to courses with mock collections)
  • Internet Browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, are preferred to download these browsers visit Mozilla Firefox (latest version) – Download or Google Chrome (latest version) – Download
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader(latest version) can be used for viewing PDF files offline (outside of a web browser). – 
  • A stable high-speed Internet connection or greater is required.
  • If using Internet Explorer, please upgrade to Microsoft Edge since Microsoft has discontinued the use of Internet Explorer.

Course Features & FAQ


DOT Compliant

This course meets or exceeds the training requirements in all 50-states, the following federal agencies: FMCSA, FAA, FTA, FRA, USCG, PHMSA, and other counties that use the DOT guidelines.

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Created by Attorneys

This course and its supplemental resources were created by our co-founder, attorney, and drug and alcohol testing authority and subject matter expert, Andrew David Easler, Esq.

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Live Customer Support

Students, managers and supervisors can contact us, chat with a us-based trainer to answer questions for the duration of the course by calling 1-888-390-5574, using our in-application live chat, or sending an email and we will respond within 60-minites during of regular business hours.

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Learn Anytime & Anywhere

Our courses only expire when you're finished with the course, this means that employees don’t feel rushed into “cramming” for a course only to forget the material a week later and therefore perform better in practice and make fewer mistakes than in traditional training environments.


Credits Never Expire

Unused course credits never expire, so feel free to order bulk credits to receive maximum discounts.

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Instant Course Access

Employees receive instant course access right after registration or invitation sent by a training manager, or supervisor.



FMCSA Clearinghouse Training for Employers may take longer or shorter to complete depending on student pace, reading, and comprehension level.
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Downloadable Certificate

Same-day certificate issuance after completing a course, downloadable in PDF format & printable.

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Instant Manager Accounts

When a employer purchases two or more credits we will automatically create a manager account which can then be used to invite employee, keep all training certificates in one place that will help you stay compliant and well prepared for a audit conduct by the DOT.

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Volume Discounts

Volume discounts for credits are automatically applied during the checkout process. Did you know that course credits never expire so feel free to purchase credits in bulk.


Approved for CE Credits

We are an Approved Education Provider with many human resources certification organizations, licensing bodies and regulatory agencies throughout the world and we offer continuing education credits (CE Credits) with the majority of our courses.

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Additional Resources

Employers can purchase training and reference books which will assist students and supervisors in understanding the regulations involved for each applicable DOT sub agency including the FMCSA, FAA, FRA, FTA, PHMSA and USCG.

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