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[550035] Advanced Drug and Alcohol Investigative Techniques

Prerequisites for Attendance: •Completed Academy or State Compliance Review Course. •Completed Enforcement Procedures course or have a minimum of 2 years of compliance review experience. •Completion of DOT/TSI Drugs and Alcohol; Keeping it Straight *Host agencies shall provide students with (or require students to bring) the most current version of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Target Audience: Federal and State MCSAP enforcement personnel responsible for conducting Compliance Reviews and New Entrant Safety Audits.

Description: Provide an advanced understanding to compliance/enforcement personnel in applying the proper authority, applicability, and enforcement to all drug and alcohol testing situations. This course will focus on the drug and alcohol testing compliance requirements of 49 CFR Part 382, as applied to motor carriers. It will emphasize the regulatory requirements and identify how to identify violations through required records and service agents hired by the motor carrier. Applicable policies and interpretations will be highlighted to increase the investigator’s ability to properly assess a motor carrier’s compliance. The course will address those areas of Part 40 that directly correlate to the responsibilities of the motor carrier. Discussion topics include: Enforcement strategies, policies, interpretations, and drug and alcohol noncompliance trends.

Objective: The objective of this class is to provide safety investigators and auditors greater knowledge of the drug and and alcohol testing program, and expanded tools/skill sets resulting in an increased scope of Part 382 violations discovered during a compliance reviews and new entrant audits; as well as more uniformity in the use of Parts 382 nationwide.

Length: 24 hours

Program Manager: Margie McQueen
Office Phone: 202-657-2827
Fax: 1.877.561.1787

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