DOT SAP Evaluations


Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) are licensed or certified professionals that have knowledge not only of the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and controlled substances related disorders, but also of DOT drug and alcohol testing and return-to-duty processes as required by §40.281. A DOT-qualified SAP initially evaluates drivers who have violated DOT drug and alcohol regulations and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare. Once the education and/or treatment is successfully completed, the SAP reassesses the driver’s condition and, if satisfied with the driver’s compliance, completes a SAP report and prescribes a series of follow-up tests covering a period of one to five years. Any motor carrier employing this driver during the prescribed period must complete the follow-up testing as specified by the SAP. The regulations pertaining to SAPs and the return-to-duty process are found in 49 CFR Part 40 Subpart O.


Geographic Area Served:
Freeport,TX.  •  Bay City, TX.  •  Lake Jackson, TX.  •  Pasadena, TX.
Texas City, TX.  •  Houston, TX.  •  Galveston, TX. •  Angleton, TX.

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) requires companies employing individuals who hold commercial driver licenses (CDLs) to perform random, pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, and return-to-duty drug and alcohol tests. Under 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 40, any individual who tests positive for drugs or alcohol must be referred to a qualified SAP who will provide a comprehensive, face-to-face assessment and clinical evaluation and recommend a course of treatment. These regulations apply to FAA, FMCSA, FRA, FTA, RSPA, and USCG. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) requires specialized training for Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) conducting DOT-compliant substance evaluations for employees in safety-sensitive duties. In addition to substance abuse certification, DOT SAPs must complete 12 hours of specialized training every three years and pass a national exam specific to DOT guidelines. I meet or exceed all DOT criteria for SAP evaluations. I schedule most DOT SAP evaluations on the same day of your call. (979) 248-4211 DOT SAP EVALUATIONS INCLUDE Face-to-face clinical assessment Referral for treatment and/or education (level determined by SAP) SAP monitoring of employee in treatment Face-to-face follow-up clinical evaluation to evaluate employee compliance Follow-up testing schedule Aftercare recommendations (as necessary) Written reports sent to the employer’s designated representative apprising them of referrals, monitoring, and recommendations.