Drug and Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion Training for Management

Developed with DOT experts, this course covers FMCSR regulations, including indicators and testing procedures for recognizing alcohol and drug misuse. Essential for all driver supervisors and designated personnel to ensure compliance with 49 CFR 382.603. Get started today!

  • Developed with DOT TSI experts
  • Aligns with FMCSR - 49 CFR 382.603 requirements
  • Complete your training in just 2 hours
  • Obtain 0.2 CEUs upon finishing course
  • Customized for supervisors overseeing drivers
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In compliance with FMCSA 49 CFR regulations
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About This Course s-mod-info

This course, developed in conjunction with the experts from the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), provides training in recognizing alcohol misuse and drug use by CMV drivers. Anyone with reasonable suspicion training has the authority to order a reasonable suspicion drug or alcohol test for a driver under certain conditions.

This course covers the regulations related to reasonable suspicion testing, including the procedure for ordering the test. This course also presents the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators that could indicate drug use or alcohol misuse, and therefore trigger a reasonable suspicion test.


According to 49 CFR 382.603, all persons designated to supervise drivers should receive this training. In practice, this training is for all driver supervisors plus anyone else the motor carrier wants trained.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • State the purpose of the reasonable suspicion test, the rules regarding who can order the test, and the steps involved in the testing process
  • Recognize the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators that would trigger an order for a reasonable suspicion test for alcohol misuse
  • Recognize the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators that would trigger an order for a reasonable suspicion test for drug use

Course Facts

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What You Get

Certificate of Completion

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Who Should Take the Training?

Driver supervisors and designated personnel 

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Course Access

Course Available 24/7

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Standards Covered

FMCSR - 49 CFR 382.603 requirements

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Course Format

100% online

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Course Structure

At your own pace, save progress as you go

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Course Update

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