DOT SAP Evaluations

According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), an individual with a failed         pre-employment, random or follow-up urine screen or breathalyzer must complete the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) return to duty process in order to be eligible to perform safety-sensitive duties.

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) process includes the following:

  1. DOT SAP face-to- face initial evaluation is performed.
  2. Substance Abuse Professional makes a recommendation of education or treatment/counseling.
  3. Substance Abuse Professional sends documentation of evaluation and recommendations to employer.
  4. Individual displays compliance with initial recommendations.
  5. DOT SAP face-to- face follow up evaluation is performed.
  6. Substance Abuse Professional sends documentation of follow-up evaluation and follow-up testing plan.
  7. Individual is approved by employer to take a Return To Duty (RTD) urine screen and breathalyzer.
  8. Individual has a negative RTD urine screen and breathalyzer.
  9. Employer returns individual to safety-sensitive duties at work.
  10. Employer continues to have individual participate in the follow-up drug/alcohol testing plan.
  11. Individual continues to participate in any aftercare recommendations made by Substance Abuse Professional.