Once a driver with a verified DOT program violation is prohibited from performing
safety-sensitive functions, the employer provides the driver with a list of DOT-qualified SAPs.
The driver selects their SAP from this list or based on their research. An SAP request must be
sent to the SAP evaluator to complete step one.
Send SAP request
Once a driver makes contact with a DOT-qualified SAP and agrees to participate in their
program, their request is accepted, and their SAP has officially been designated. Your
designated SAP should support you through the process.
The next step requires the driver to meet with their SAP provider for a face-to-face clinical SAP
evaluation. Once the assessment is complete, the SAP will update and complete
Initial SAP Assessment Completed
Your SAP will make recommendations to you for treatment and education. You must comply
with the treatment(s) and educational requests given to you to receive a Return to Duty Letter
and become eligible for RTD testing.
Driver Determined Eligible for RTD test
You will then be sent for an RTD test by your current or prospective employer. Once the driver
can produce a negative RTD test result, they are no longer prohibited from performing
RTD Test with Negative Results
Once a driver has returned to work, any employer that employs this driver during the prescribed
time will be responsible for completing the testing plan created by the SAP. This information will
be kept in the Clearinghouse for five years after the violation date or until the successful
completion of the follow-up testing plan.