DOT Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Specialist (ADS)

DOT Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Specialist (ADS): $395.00

Our DOT Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Specialist certification covers:

  • Regulatory Overview
  • Policy Development and Communication
  • Education and Training


DOT Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Specialist (ADS)

Course Objectives:

This course can serve as a Train-the-Trainer Course to prepare you to teach others and to create and manage a DOT Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program. The course includes a PowerPoint presentation for training others. DOT requires that persons designated to determine "reasonable suspicion" receive training on alcohol misuse and training on controlled substance use. This includes supervisors and anyone else who has occasion to direct drivers. This easy-to-use training program will ensure that you meet the DOT requirements and that you can develop a DOT Alcohol and Drug Abuse Awareness Program.

This course meets and exceeds DOT Regulation 49 CFR part 382, "Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing" and 49 CFR part 40, "Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs."

It also helps you give your supervisors the confidence they need to tackle difficult situations, such as handling uncooperative drivers they are likely to encounter. It is important for supervisors to act on their suspicions, because an impaired driver could be sent on the road, putting himself/herself and others in danger.

This course will teach you to understand what kinds of observations you need to make, common symptoms of alcohol misuse and controlled substance use, and how to document your observations. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety, but we find that the average completion time is approximately 16 hours. You have up to six months to complete the course.

Learning Outcome:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to identify symptoms of alcohol and drug abuse, properly document observations, understand testing procedures, understand Employee Assistance Programs, train supervisors to meet requirements of Federal regulations.

Online Exams:

The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive certification. You have three opportunities to pass the exam.


A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.