Our DOT Designated Employer Representative (DER) training courses are divided by United States Department of Transportation subagency. The DER, or as it is commonly known in Non-DOT programs, the Drug and Alcohol Program Manager (DAPM)  is responsible for ensuring full compliance and enforcement of federal and state drug and alcohol testing regulations within the organization. In larger organizations, this may be a dedicated position supplemented with assistant DERs to help manage the implementation of a drug-free workplace. In smaller organizations, the DER role is fulfilled by one individual with one or more other roles from the business owner herself to human resources personnel and safety officers.

Why take DER and DAPM training courses?

Any organization that administers a drug-free workplace program, whether it is under federal or state law, needs at least one person knowledgeable of the terms of the program and the applicable federal and state law. This individual is often the person who has the final say on matters involving potential violations of the drug-free workplace program, return-to-work agreements, follow-up programs, random testing pools, safety-sensitive designations, mandatory supervisor training compliance, and much more. An improperly trained DER or DAPM may inefficiently implement the program, allowing employees with real problems to work undetected and employees without a problem to be unnecessarily subject to invasive testing procedures. In addition, an unqualified DER or DAPM can expose the employer to liability ranging from costly fines and failed audits to invasion of privacy claims, wrongful termination, and even wrongful death suits.

In these DER and DAPM training courses you will learn everything you need to know to become a DER including:

As professional educators, we understand that training is one thing and working in a real-life setting is another. While we strive to prepare our students for all eventualities, no one can prepare you for everything. Since we founded DrugTestingCourses.com, we have made it our mission to prepare our students for more than just everyday testing encounters, but we also believe it is our responsibility to provide our students with all the resources necessary to handle those unexpected problems and junctures where expert support is most important.

While most training providers believe the job is done after a student completes a course, we are different. We back up our training with optional Collector Support®.

If you are a current or former student and have questions, call us at 1-888-390-5574 or send us an email at [email protected] and we will be more than happy to provide you with guidance and answers. Collector Support® extends for five years from the date of certificate issuance (the typical period for refresher training).