We have updated three of our informative newsletters to assist our current and prospective customers. These include: How to Become a Breath Alcohol Technician 2. Choosing a Breath Alcohol Testing Instrument, and 3. DOT ALCOHOL TESTING: Breath Alcohol Technician(BAT) vs.Screening Test Technician(STT) The articles provide the same great information as the originals, such as steps […]Read More
The currently-used United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal chain of custody form for recording specimen collection and drug testing of federally-regulated employees was due to expire at the end of August 2020. However, HHS/SAMHSA has extended the expiration date and is allowing continued use of the current CCF through August 31, 2021.What Specimen Collectors Need to […]Read More
Department of Transportation Re-qualification Training Guidance Announced – Certified Training Solutions Can Help!
PUBLIC NOTICE: On June 17, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) has issued extended guidance relating to re-qualification training requirements for certain service agents in the DOT drug and alcohol testing process. Service agents affected include breath alcohol technicians (BATs), […]Read More
During this time of the Coronavirus pandemic and concerns regarding the transmission of COVID-19, Certified Training Solutions would like to pass along breathalyzer-care information from the manufacturer of Alcovisor devices, such as the Jupiter, Mercury, and Mark V: “… we want to help ensure that everyone remains safe and healthy while using of our products.As […]Read More
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued guidance relating to Federal testing during the Coronavirus pandemic. The published guidance may be found here: https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/compliance-with-dot-drug-and-alcohol-testing-regulations Essentially, the DOT is allowing a bit of leeway to covered/regulated employers that may not be able to meet Federal drug and alcohol testing requirements according to the 49 CFR Part […]Read More
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced drug and alcohol random testing rates for calendar year 2020. The new rates are available on our website at: https://www.certifiedtrainingsolutions.com/current-dot-random-drug-and-alcohol-testing-rates.htmlThe only major change for 2020 is an increase in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) random drug testing rate, which has increased from 25% to 50%.Covered/regulated employers are […]Read More