Designated Employer Representative Training Course for United States Coast Guard (USCG) Regulated Employers Now Available at

by | Jun 3, 2019

Easler Education, Inc., the online professional education company operating has announced today that it has published the final course in its collection of Designated Employer Representative (DER) courses for federally-regulated employers. To protect the public at large, Congress mandates that all employers operating with employees in safety-sensitive, transportation-related functions abide by certain federal drug and alcohol testing regulations. These regulations are promulgated by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and its agencies and by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

The Designated Employer Representative Training Course for United States Coast Guard (USCG) is designed to assist marine employers with navigating the myriad of applicable rules, exceptions, and waivers involved in managing a drug-free workplace under United States Coast Guard regulations. Marine employers subject to USCG drug and alcohol testing rules must abide by a wide array of federal regulations including the DOT’s “Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs” (49 CFR Part 40), the US Coast Guard’s “Marine Casualties and Investigations” regulation (46 CFR Part 4), “Marine Investigation Regulations – Personnel Action” (46 CFR Part 5) and USCG “Chemical Testing” regulations (46 CFR Part 16).

The course is a companion to similar courses in’s course offerings designed to train the designated employer representatives of employers regulated by federal agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

The USCG DER training course geared toward United States Coast Guard-regulated employers you will learn everything you need to know to become a DER including:

  • What it means to be a DER;
  • The roles and responsibilities of a DER;
  • The requirements for a DOT Drug Testing Program under USCG regulation 46 CFR Parts 4, 5, and 16;
  • 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
  • Best practices to avoid a poor audit result.

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