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How to become a Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT)

This article will teach you how to become a professional breath alcohol technician (BAT) – one that is qualified to perform the full Department of Transportation alcohol testing process.  There are steps that must be followed, and the Department of Transportation Regulations list very specific training requirements to become a breath alcohol technician. What sort of […]

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DOT ALCOHOL TESTING: Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) vs. Screening Test Technician (STT)

Should I get trained as a BAT or STT — What’s the difference?In the highly-regulated world of Department of Transportation (DOT) alcohol and drug testing, following the DOT’s Part 40 Rules regarding training remains a crucial piece to a successful and compliant testing program. At Certified Training Solutions, we often receive calls from potential customers that […]

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Choosing a Breath Alcohol Testing Instrument

Choosing a Breath Alcohol Testing InstrumentHow do I know which alcohol testing device to select? With over 100 evidential breath testing devices listed on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Conforming Products List (CPL), selecting the right breath alcohol testing instrument for you can be dizzying.First, it is important to understand that if you […]

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New Department of Transportation (DOT) Publication Helps Employers Monitor Their Collection Sites for Compliance

​New Department of Transportation (DOT) Publication Helps Employers Monitor Their Collection Sites for ComplianceThe DOT has issued a new publication called: “What Employers Need to Know About Monitoring Collection Sites”You may find the brochure at: https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/employer_brochureIf you are like most employers, you probably use “service agents” to assist you in meeting the DOT drug and […]

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Designated Employer Representative (DER) special 

Designated Employer Representative (DER) special extended!  Certified Training Solutions is offering a FREE Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion online training course with each DER course purchase (a $49.99 value!) You may find the DER course at: https://www.certifiedtrainingsolutions.com/designated-employer-representative.html.  Choose your operating agency for training in your specific industry: FMCSA, FAA, FRA, PHMSA, OR FTA.  Only $169.99.Fully online course, self-paced, and […]

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Ohio Drug-Free Workplace Online Training Now Available!

Certified Training Solutions is pleased to announce the release of our NEW training courses for the Ohio BWC’s Drug Free Safety Program.  As of today, three new courses are available online: New Supervisor’s Drug-Free Workplace 2-hour Training Course Refresher Supervisor’s Drug-Free Workplace 1-hour Training Course Employee Drug-Free Workplace 1-hour Training Course You may read more […]

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Bad weather keeping you off the roads?  Don’t let bad weather and snow keep you from being productive — What a great time to do your ONLINE TRAINING!

 Certified Training Solutions offers a multitude of convenient online training courses related to the transportation and DOT industry that you can do “anytime, anywhere” and at your own pace.Check out our online Reasonable Suspicion training for supervisors at https://www.certifiedtrainingsolutions.com/reasonable-suspicion-training.htmlThis Reasonable Suspicion training will provide the supervisors or driver with the required two hours of drug […]

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FREE and Discount FRA Post-accident training for a limited time!

Make sure your supervisors and railroad representatives are compliant with the Federally-mandated training—FOR LESS and hassle-free!For a limited time, Certified Training Solutions is offering the following specials on our Online FRA Post-Accident Determination Training & Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training Course Combo Package.10% Off Single Course PurchaseOrOne FREE FRA Post-accident/Reasonable Suspicion Combo Course for each bulk […]

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued another public interest exclusion (PIE).

We consistently stress to our clients and trainees that FOLLOWING THE FEDERAL REGULATIONS IS CRUCIAL. We have no room at Certified Training Solutions for “gray areas”, cutting corners, or trying to get away with something that is not allowed by the DOT Rules.  I’ve found myself saying countless times, “Follow the Regulations strictly or don’t bother being in […]

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