**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 HALF-DAY course)
April 6, 2017 (8AM - 12PM) - Houston, Texas - Four Seasons Hotel - $195 room rate, hotel reservations must be made by 3/9/17 by calling 800-734-4114
October 19, 2017 (8AM - 12PM) - San Diego, CA - Westgate Hotel - $189 room rate, hotel reservations must be made by 9/30/17 by calling 800-522-1564
The objective of the Advanced DER course is to address tough questions and situations that DERs encounter. This highly interactive course will provide in-depth discussion of these issues so that DERs know best how to address these situations to remain in compliance. Participants will learn not only the regulations and regulatory guidance concerning the addressed situations, but also learn from the real-world experiences of other participants. Participants will leave with clear and concrete information on how to best perform their duties while ensuring compliance. Participants will also leave with a greater understanding of the regulations governing how to respond to these tough questions and situations.
* 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.
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 persons serving in the role of Designated Employer Representative (DER) as well as C/TPAs who provide guidance to their client DERs. The course is intended for persons already familiar with DER requirements and responsibilities, who are interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of DER roles and responsibilities.
Upon successful completion of the course, attendees receive .4 CEUs (4 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.