Non-DOT Designated Employer Representative Training (DER)

Non-DOT General Designated Employer Representative (DER) Training is a 2-hour self-paced online course designed to provide learners with the knowledge and a DER qualification. The course has been developed by subject matter expert in drug and alcohol testing and attorney Andrew Easler. 

Training is specifically tailored to help learners understand the unique requirements of employers who operate outside the regulatory oversight of the Department of Transportation (DOT) or any federal agency, and this covers the challenges and legal landscapes faced by businesses when performing drug and alcohol testing on employers, training provides learners with the understanding and skills needed to maintain a drug and alcohol-free work environment that adheres to best practices and ethical standards, even in the absence of federal regulations.

The course focuses on the nuances and intricacies related to substance use policies in non-DOT workplaces, ensuring employers are adequately prepared to address their specific organizational needs and effectively carry out their responsibilities in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.

On completion, students will clearly understand the duties and responsibilities inherent to the DER role in the context of non-DOT-regulated workplaces and provide participants the confidence and competence to navigate the complexities of maintaining a drug and alcohol-free environment.

This course would be highly advantageous for, but not limited to:

  • Managers and supervisors seeking comprehensive knowledge to create and maintain a drug and alcohol-free workplace.
  • HR professionals tasked with the implementation and management of substance use policies.
  • Small business owners who would like to foster a drug and alcohol-free culture within their operations.
  • Compliance officers or equivalent roles are dedicated to upholding regulatory compliance and ethical guidelines concerning substance use in the workplace.
  • Any individual appointed as the Designated Employer Representative in workplaces not regulated by the DOT.

Non-DOT General DER Training is an essential investment in workplace safety, productivity, and ethical standards. Training creates a safer and healthier environment and may minimize the risk of discriminatory or prejudiced practices related to substance misuse. Equip your team with this crucial training to promote fair and responsible workplace practices.

Non-DOT General Designated Employer Representative (DER) Training is an online self-paced course created by subject matter expert and attorney Andrew Easler. It is designed explicitly for workplaces not regulated by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) or any federal agency, offering a thorough understanding of the DER role within this context.

A Designated Employer Representative, or DER, is a critical figure in any organization, serving as the main point of contact for drug and alcohol testing policies and procedures. The role is integral in managing a drug and alcohol-free workplace. In a non-DOT regulated company, the DER can be any employee appointed by the employer, often someone in a managerial, supervisory, or human resources role, and it is also common for small business owners to take on the DER role themselves.

The need for a DER in non-DOT regulated workplaces is critical because DERs serve as the nexus for communication and decision-making related to substance use and misuse. Their role involves a range of responsibilities, from explaining policies and procedures to employees to handling testing logistics and dealing with the outcomes of substance testing. A properly trained DER fosters a culture of awareness, safety, and accountability concerning drug and alcohol use in the workplace.

Enrolling in DER training significantly benefits both the individual and the organization. A trained DER can confidently handle matters related to drug and alcohol use, ensuring the integrity of the company's testing procedures, reducing the potential for legal issues, and safeguarding employee rights. These actions contribute to a healthier, safer, and more productive work environment and enhance the company's reputation for commitment to employee well-being.

Over two hours, this online course provides learners will learn critical aspects of the DER role in non-DOT regulated environments and will gain an understanding of the complexities of maintaining a drug and alcohol-free workplace, ensuring they are well-equipped to navigate the relevant responsibilities.

Our Non-DOT General DER Training is an exceptional resource for employers and employees. Enrolling in training signifies an employer's willingness and investment in workplace safety, productivity, and ethical standards. This training fosters a substance-free environment and cultivates responsible workplace practices.

Upon successful completion of the Non-DOT General Designated Employer Representative (DER) Training, participants will be equipped to:

  • Comprehend and fulfill a DER's pivotal role and responsibilities in a non-DOT-regulated environment.
  • Formulate, enforce, and oversee robust drug and alcohol-free workplace policies.
  • Deliver comprehensive training to staff members, promoting clarity about substance use policies and testing procedures.
  • Make informed, sound judgments about when to initiate substance testing and when to record a refusal.
  • Manage the full spectrum of drug and alcohol testing scenarios, including pre-employment, random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion tests.
  • Implement appropriate follow-up measures following a positive drug or alcohol test result.
  • Maintain open, clear communication with employees about drug and alcohol policies, fostering an environment of transparency.
  • Protect employee rights and uphold confidentiality during testing, reinforcing trust and respect.
  • Navigate potential legal complexities related to workplace drug and alcohol use with confidence.
  • Cultivate a culture of safety, accountability, and openness concerning substance use within the organization.
  • Continuously adapt and revise drug and alcohol policies in response to shifting legal landscapes and organizational requirements.
  • Maintain meticulous records of all drug and alcohol testing activities, facilitating accurate auditing and compliance.
  • Exhibit a deep understanding of industry terminology and the protocols associated with applicable Non-DOT regulations.
  • Showcase course content proficiency by achieving a 75% or greater score in the concluding online assessment.

Compliant with State Regulations

This course is made to meet or exceed the training standards and requirements set by the specific state, province, or territory for which it was created and intended. Please note that additional licensing, permits, or registrations may be necessary and should be obtained from the relevant state agencies as needed.


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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