Substance Abuse Professional

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has created a regulation (49CFR part 40) which defines the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) as a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug or alcohol regulation. The SAP makes recommendations regarding education, treatment, follow-up testing and after care. To qualify to be a SAP the individual must posses certain credentials, receive specific training and achieve a passing score on a nationally validated test.