**Please note this course is $379 for DATIA Members and $479 for non-members. Click here to find out how you can join today!
**This program has been approved for 4 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org <http://www.hrci.org> .
Upcoming Dates and Locations (Please note this is a FULL-DAY course)
April 5, 2017 - Houston, Texas - Four Seasons Hotel - $195 room rate, hotel reservations must be made by 3/9/17 by calling 800-734-4114
October 18, 2017 - San Diego, CA - Westgate Hotel - $189 room rate, hotel reservations must be made by 9/30/17 by calling 800-522-1564
This course will give representatives of Consortia/Third Party Administrators (C/TPAs) the tools they need to provide such training to Designated Employer Representatives (DERs) and help ensure a fully compliant testing process as prescribed in 49 CFR Part 40. This program, which allows for DERs to become certified through DATIA, aims to ensure that DOT-mandated drug and alcohol testing is performed in a professional and consistent manner, maintaining confidentiality for the donor, and compliance with all applicable regulations. DATIA training already exists for collectors, C/TPAs, and MRO Assistants—this training provides standards and education for individuals making up the final link in the mandated drug testing chain.
* For those new to drug and alcohol testing or looking for a primer, DATIA recommends taking the Ins & Outs of Drug & Alcohol Testing online course prior to taking this course. Doing so will provide a primer allowing you to enhance your educational experience during this course.
The objective of the DER Compliance course is to provide instruction and resource material that enables the DER to: fully understand the role of the DER in the drug testing process; define issues that arise during the drug testing process and what action is required of DERs; learn more about the DER’s relationship with other players in the testing process, including C/TPAs, collectors, MROs, EAPs, laboratory personnel, and SAPs; ensure complete compliance with federal rules and regulations; and better serve the employees they work with by being knowledgeable about the entire mandated drug and alcohol testing process; learn the differences in testing procedures for each transportation mode; better define his/her role in assuring DOT and company policy compliance; provide services meeting standards of professionalism, accountability, and ethical behavior; and implement practical application of industry standards and procedures
About Your Instructor
Lisa Ruehle has been actively involved in drug-free workplace programs since 1998, in both small and large companies. As the DER for start-up airline JetBlue Airways, she created the drug-free workplace program and was responsible for service agent selection and the overall program compliance. Bringing her extensive and successful DER experience with her, she transitioned into the service agent role in 2010. Her work with various TPAs and employers has included total program creation, policy writing, compliance audits, and a variety of training presentations in-person and via webinars. Her work as a consultant at a major laboratory also gives her another perspective and tool for helping DERs and other industry providers understand different aspects of the industry. She currently serves on the DATIA Board of Directors. She is a DATIA National Trainer and primary author of the Supervisor Training course and teaches that course. She is also teaches other DATIA courses. Over the past few years, Lisa has served on various committees including the annual conference and membership committees.
Ms. Ruehle earned her PHR in 2008 and effectively applies her human resources knowledge to drug-free workplace programs, ensuring greater compliance with drug and alcohol regulations, FLMLA, ADA, and EEOC.
Who Should Attend
This training course is intended for representatives of C/TPAs who will, in turn, provide training for their client DERs. Training materials are available from DATIA. After attending training hosted by a C/TPA, the DERs may take an exam administered by DATIA and become a Certified DER (C-DER). DATIA’s training programs are developed by professionals within the industry and reviewed by committees of their peers for accuracy and relevancy. This course for DERs establishes high standards in another crucial step of the drug testing process.
Once you have completed DATIA’s DER Compliance course, you may hold training courses for your client company DERs and other DERs in your area using materials provided by DATIA. Once they have completed a course with your professional instruction, the DERs may take an exam and become certified through DATIA.
Also, this program has been approved for 4 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website.
Continuing Education Units
Upon successful completion of the course, attendees receive .75 CEUs (7.5 contact hours) of continuing education credit. Attendees will be provided with a CEU certificate stating the course name, date, sponsoring organization (DATIA) and number of CEUs awarded. These CEUs can be used by attendees for fulfilling continuing education requirements.