he Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates in 49 CFR 382.603 that supervisors of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) who operate vehicles that require a commercial driver license (CDL) participate in a reasonable suspicion training. This includes 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and 60 minutes of training on controlled substance abuse.

The purpose of a reasonable suspicion training for supervisors is to identify potential substance abuse in the workplace, confront employees suspected of drug or alcohol abuse and refer employees to appropriate professional assistance if the donor(s) tested positive.

Concorde Online Reasonable Suspicion Training Certificate Program

We have created a reasonable suspicion training program that will give you the tools to meet the requirements set forth by the DOT. 100% online. You won’t even have to leave your home!

Our course aims to prepare you for the very real situations that supervisors face on the job. This two-hour workshop helps supervisors learn how to identify and respond to drug and alcohol related issues. We will not only provide you with pertinent information, but also create interactive Q&A sessions and role-playing situations to build your skills for these real-life scenarios.

Our Founder Stephen Rosenzweig created this interactive course more than 25 years ago, and it continues to be the go-to DOT reasonable suspicion training for supervisors.

Course Overview

The Concorde Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors is a two-hour online live course. Following the training session, you will receive a workbook along with an exam where you must pass with a grade of 70% or higher. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate that fulfills your FMCSA requirements with 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and 60 minutes of training on controlled substance abuse.

Program Topics

During the training session, General Counsel Yoni Hirt will discuss the following topics:

  • Understanding supervisor role and responsibilities
  • Recognizing warning signs of drug and alcohol abuse
  • Documenting policy violations
  • Determining reasonable suspicion or reasonable cause
  • Learning best practices to confront abuse in a constructive and effective manner
  • Enforcing safety and performance standards


General Counsel Yoni Hirt

Hirt oversees the full range of compliance and legal affairs at Concorde Inc. With more than 10 years of experience, Hirt is an expert in compliance matters regarding drug and alcohol testing, employment screening, supervisor training and other DOT regulatory issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this Reasonable Suspicion Training?

Supervisors of CDL Drivers

Is Reasonable Suspicion Training Required?

Yes. Reasonable Suspicion Trainings are required for any supervisor or employee who has the ability to initiate a suspicion drug or alcohol test and is covered under any of the DOT agencies.

How Long is Reasonable Suspicion Training Certification Valid?

Upon completion of the two hour reasonable suspicion training session, the supervisor will have met the requirement set by the DOT. It is at the company’s discretion if they wish their employee to complete additional training hours.

Reasonable Suspicion Trainings for Companies

Concorde offers two-hour or four-hour training sessions for companies that want to train their supervisors at once. Please ask us about our discounted group rates