Hi, I am a Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). What does this mean? It is designation defined by the Department of Transportation (DOT). It means that I have been trained and continue to achieve continuing education on the Federal Drug & Alcohol regulations.
When an employee who works under one of the DOT modalities such as: FMCSA, FRA, FTA, FAA, PHMCA, etc.., then they are subject to alcohol and drug testing for a variety of types of testing, (ex: random, reasonable suspicion, post accident). If someone tests positive on a drug or alcohol test and work for a company that follows Federal DOT regulations, then they MUST see a SAP. Cute name, right?