Drug and Alcohol Testing for CDL Drivers BIS



Drug and Alcohol Testing for CDL Drivers


This is an online Drug and Alcohol Testing for CDL Drivers discusses the drug and alcohol testing requirement and how it affects transportation employees…and reviews the testing process itself, what happens if a driver tests positive for a substance and how to get help for a drug or alcohol problem.

Everyone knows that alcohol, drugs and driving don’t mix. Yet drivers who are “under the influence” are still a major cause of accidents. To help ensure that drivers of commercial vehicles stay drug- and alcohol-free behind the wheel, the Federal Transportation Employee Testing Act requires motor carriers to establish rigorous drug and alcohol testing programs.

Areas covered in the course include information on DOT and FMCSA drug and alcohol regulations, drug and alcohol testing basics, how drug and alcohol tests are conducted, removal and return-to-duty for CDL drivers, substance abuse and how to get help and more.


This online Drug and Alcohol Testing for CDL Drivers course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • DOT/FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Regulations
  • Drug and Alchol Testing Basics
  • How Drug and Alcohol Test are Conducted
  • Removal and Return-to-Duty
  • Substance Abuse… Getting Help
  • Conclusion

Approximately 45 minutes


Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to pass this course. The course is able to be taken three times in efforts to achieve the pass mark. Printable resources are available in the form of a comprehensive student manual. The manual is a valuable resource for future use and knowledge retention.


Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.