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Reasonable Suspicion

Course ID: CLK0879
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 2 Hours 0 Minutes
Language: English

This Reasonable Suspicion training curriculum is designed to help driver supervisors understand how to handle a driver who may be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. This program fully satisfies the DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training Requirements of 49 CFR 382.603. Carriers with drivers with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) require supervisors who are trained on the signs of probable alcohol and/or drug misuse. 

Reasonable Suspicion training is designed to help driver supervisors understand how to deal with a driver who may be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. Topics for this course include:

    • Who These Requirements Apply To
    • Grounds for Alcohol or Drug Suspicion
    • Effects of Alcohol and Drug Misuse
    • Alcohol Driving Impairment
    • Trends in Alcohol and Drug Use
    • Testing Process
    • Responding to Out-of-Scope Suspicion
    • How to Document a Requested Reasonable Test
    • Test Results
    • Responding to Failed Tests

This Reasonable Suspicion training program is intended to help supervisors make good decisions when determining reasonable suspicion. This curriculum is designed to fully satisfy the requirements of 49 CFR 382.603, including the one hour of training on alcohol misuse, plus one hour on controlled substance use. It includes additional, vital information on day-to-day activities for a driver supervisor responsible for recognizing impaired drivers and following through on documentation and next steps.

This course is designed to provide reasonable suspicion training for supervisors of drivers requiring commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) who are required to understand when a driver should be sent for alcohol and/or drug testing.

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This online Reasonable Suspicion training course fulfills the DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training requirements of 49 CFR 382.603. After successful completion of this course, participants can expect to:

  • Understand when a driver may be sent for alcohol and/or drug testing
  • Be aware of the short and long-term effects of alcohol
  • Understand how alcohol affects a person’s driving abilities
  • Learn facts and statistics resulting from alcohol misuse
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of drug use
  • Know how to follow the required process for reasonable suspicion testing
  • Understand how they should respond to situations that are not covered by reasonable suspicion regulations
  • Understand how to document reasonable suspicion
  • Know best practices to follow when they receive results
  • Be aware of what they should do after drivers fail a test
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