Designated Employer Representative (DER) Training

Any company that has a DOT compliant drug testing program is also required to have someone on your management team to fulfill the role as a Designated Employee Representative, or DER. The DER is responsible for ensuring your compliance for all drug and alcohol testing related matters.

If your company is regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT), you are almost certainly required to have a drug and alcohol testing program that is compliant with DOT regulations.  These DOT employers are required to have on staff the Designated Employee Representative, or DER.

In this course, you will learn your responsibilities as a DER, the requirements of your DOT regulated program, how to manage your drug free workplace program, as well as how to stay in compliance with all testing policies and procedures.

You’ll also learn how your relationship works with other service agents involved in the testing process including:

  • Third Party Administrators (TPA)
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Medical Review Officers (MRO)
  • Specimen Collectors
  • Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP)
  • Lab Personnel

All of these positions work together to ensure compliance within the rules and regulations of the DOT.


At Joe Reilly & Associates, we provide a completed Designated Employee Representative training course, as outlined by the Department of Transportation regulations for drug and alcohol testing, 49 CFR, Part 40. This online course includes a thorough review of testing terminology, regulations and procedures for workplace testing programs.

Our DER webinar allows you to learn the rules and regulations of managing your drug and alcohol testing program, at your convenience. We will provide you will all resources and materials needed to ensure that all mandated testing is done professionally and following industry standards.

In a DOT compliant drug and alcohol testing program, a Designated Employer Representative (DER) is appointed to make critical decisions. Efficient DER Training empowers this person to make these critical decisions.

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Online Designated Employer Representative (DER) Training