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The FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is a secure, online database that will give employers and other authorized users real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations.

The Clearinghouse will improve safety on our Nation’s roadways by giving employers access to information they need to make informed safety decisions about when current or prospective drivers with drug and alcohol violations can safely resume safety-sensitive functions after completing the required return-to-duty (RTD) process.

Drivers will need to be registered to view your own Clearinghouse record electronically, or to provide electronic consent for a current or prospective employer to conduct a full query (including pre-employment query) in the Clearinghouse. Failing to consent to a query will result in a driver being prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions for the employer conducting the query.

Registered CDL Drivers can use the Clearinghouse to:

  • Review your own Clearinghouse record and initiate the process to revise or remove incorrectly entered information.
  • Provide electronic consent to release detailed drug and/or alcohol violations information in your Clearinghouse record to a current or prospective employer (when an employer conducts a full query).
  • Identify a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) to report on Return-to-Duty (RTD) activities, if you have an unresolved drug and alcohol program violation in your Clearinghouse record.
  • Clearinghouse for Drivers

Registering now lets you complete the steps needed to be ready when the Clearinghouse is operational on January 6, 2020.

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