Three Steps to the DOT Return-to-Duty SAP Process



Failed a drug or an alcohol test? ASAP knows your job is important to you and getting your career back is a time-sensitive task. Get started in the SAP portion of the DOT return-to-duty (RTD) process in 3 easy steps…

First, you’ll begin with an evaluation (conducted face-to-face or remotely, pending your preference) by a Department of Transportation (DOT)-qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).

Next, the SAP will recommend education and/or treatment. You must comply with these recommendations to move to the final stage, and your dedicated ASAP case manager will support you throughout the entire process.

Finally, your SAP will conduct a follow-up evaluation to determine your eligibility to have a RTD drug/alcohol test and return to safety-sensitive duty. The SAP will provide documentation to your Designated Employee Representative (DER) or to you if you are seeking employment.

Selecting a SAP

When selecting a SAP program, it’s important that you’re aware that not all substance abuse counselors are qualified to handle DOT cases! Only a qualified DOT SAP can determine an employee’s eligibility to return to DOT safety-sensitive duty, and our SAP Provider Network includes qualified DOT SAPs nationwide. Our quality assurance protocols ensure that each SAP’s credentials are reviewed before they are assigned a DOT case and that each case is handled according to DOT regulatory compliance through our case management services.

If you have a positive drug and/or alcohol test, refusal to test, or another violation, start the return to duty process so you can get back to work safely. Enroll now by calling us at 888-792-2727 x 177 today!


Do you need Substance Abuse Professional Services?

ASAP has a nationwide reach in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Our trained and knowledgeable team will assist you in understanding the process and signing up. It’s fast and easy to enroll with ASAP! 888.792.2727 x607

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