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New FRA form 6180.73

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) form 6180.73 has been updated!  In the event of a railroad accident or incident, be sure your post-accident testing materials are current. YOU are responsible for ensuring that FRA post-accident toxicological testing materials and forms are up-to-date.  You may find the new FRA form 6180.73 here: https://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/L02782#p1_z10_gD_s10_lOT_lRO Also be sure that all […]

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New FRA Rules Cover MOW Workers

Starting June 12, 2017, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Part 219 drug and alcohol testing Rules now cover maintenance of way (MOW) employees.  With this change, persons supervising these newly-regulated employees must have Post-accident Determination training (as required by 49 CFR Part 219.11(g), along with Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion (Signs & Symptoms of drug and alcohol […]

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How To Start a Drug & Alcohol Testing Business

​At Certified Training Solutions, we often receive calls from prospective customers asking for assistance in starting their own drug and alcohol testing business.  We are always prepared to help, and we offer the initial required training courses/certifications and supplies needed to break into this business.  In fact, we receive so many of these types of […]

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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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