You are the human resources director for ABC Construction and the company has decided to implement a drug-free workplace policy. You are in charge. Where do you start? Should the policy treat all employees equally or will it be job function-specific? Should you include both alcohol and drug testing? What are your options when testing your employees? What are the reasons you can test? What should happen when an employee tests positive, but has a prescription? What if that employee has a prescription for Medical Marijuana?

This Non-DOT Designated Employer Representative course is designed to provide training on a wide array of scenarios that a drug-free workplace program manager (also known as a “DER”) is likely to encounter when managing a policy that includes employees not regulated by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. If the program includes both federally-regulated and non-federally-regulated employees, it is recommended that you take this course and the agency-specific DOT Designated Employer Representative Course found on our DER & DAPM Training Courses page.

In this Non-DOT DER (Drug and Alcohol Program Manager) training course, you will learn everything you need to know to become a DER including:

  • What it means to be a DER;
  • The roles and responsibilities of a DER;
  • How to manage a drug and alcohol-free workplace program;
  • The drug and alcohol testing process and how to handle problems in testing;
  • Which regulations apply to your company and how to stay in compliance;
  • How to select and monitor service agents;
  • Training requirements for employees and supervisors;
  • Which records must be kept and for how long; and
  • Best practices to avoid a poor audit result.

You will also receive resources, reference materials, and helpful guides to help you while becoming a successful Designated Employer Representative. If you have any questions please call 1-888-390-5574 or send an email to


  • A comprehensive online training program consisting of videos, documents, resources, and guides
  • Online exam
  • Same-day certificate issuance (printable online)


  • Successful Designated Employer Representative (DER) learners will be able to manage a drug and alcohol-free workplace policy within their organization including providing the necessary training to employees and making determinations of when to test and when a refusal should be determined.
  • Successful students will be able to express an understanding of industry terms and the protocols involved with the drug and alcohol program management by completing an online quiz with 75% or greater proficiency.


This course includes formal assessment techniques with quantitative strategies. Course exams utilizing a number of random questions taken from a larger question pool assess the understanding of key terms and concepts within the curriculum while the interactive videos provide a summative and qualitative assessment through demonstrations designed to assess students’ preparedness for a variety of real-world scenarios.


  • Designated Employer Representatives (DERs) and Program Managers
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Business Owners
  • Safety Officers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Compliance Officers


  • State and federal law require that organizations establishing a drug-free workplace designate one individual with the responsibility to make formal decisions regarding the drug and alcohol testing program. This person is called the Designated Employer Representative or the Drug and Alcohol Program Manager and he or she is tasked with a need for intimate familiarity with the applicable regulations in order to ensure that the marine employer’s decisions comply with federal law. This course will prepare the DER to fulfill this role with all of the knowledge and tools necessary to perform this function proficiently.
  • Trained DERs are more likely to avoid making costly mistakes resulting in fines, penalties, and/or employee lawsuits,
  • Work at your own pace: whether you are starting your own business or enhancing an existing career in the industry, time is hard to come by. Work on your time and at your own pace.


Learners will need access to a computer with reliable internet access. The computer must be able to play video. Our videos are optimized for FlashPlayer.


There is no luck involved with becoming number one in an industry. To be on top you can’t just do what is expected; you must go above and beyond what is expected, you must innovate and come up with new methods of helping students accomplish their goals by providing some of the most cutting-edge solutions the industry has to offer. So what makes us different?


  • Our lead instructor, Andrew Easler, has a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Central Florida and is a master of corporate training.
  • Our courses are original and thoughtfully made. When we launched in 2013, our goal was to become the “Harvard” of the drug and alcohol testing training business.
  • We are an Approved Education Provider with many human resources certification organizations throughout the world and we offer continuing education credits (CE Credits) with the majority of our courses.
  • Our learning management system is robust and highly engaging. It allows students to work at the best pace that suits them for maximum learning and content retention. Our students don’t feel rushed into “cramming” for a course only to forget the material a week later and therefore perform better in practice and make less mistakes than traditional training environments.
  • All students receive lifetime access to their purchased courses until finished; review the course at any time from anywhere in the world.
  • Immediate certificate issuance after passing the course so you can start utilizing your skills right away. We can also mail you a beautiful, frame-able certificate that you will want to proudly display on your wall.


This course may take longer or shorter to complete depending on student pace, reading, and comprehension level. Here is a breakdown of the average time for this course:

  • Non-DOT General DER Training Course (2 hours)
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