Department of Transportation S.A.P. Evaluations and Trainings

Ms. Kristin Mehl, LMSW, CAADC completed her SAP Qualification training in 2008 and has been conducting SAP evaluations since that time. Ms. Mehl completes the required re-qualification trainings every three years. You may view her profile for details or request her credentials via email at

Evaluations.  Evaluations are available for individuals who 1) work for an employer that is regulated by the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) and 2) have violated the federal drug and/or alcohol policies. The Department of Transportation oversees six different administrations:

  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
  • United States Coast Guard (USCG)

The Process: Following a violation, individuals must be removed from safety sensitive duties, participate in an evaluation with a qualified D.O.T Substance Abuse Professional, follow through and complete any/all recommendations, participate in a follow-up evaluation, and pass a drug/alcohol test prior to being eligible to return to safety sensitive duties under the D.O.T. Following the return to safety sensitive duties, additional follow-up testing will take place for 6 months to 5 years.

Initial Evaluation: 2 to 3 hours

Follow-Up Evaluation: 30 minutes to 1 hour

Cost of Evaluation: $500

Trainings.  Ms. Mehl offers trainings for employers and employees on the Federal Department of Transportation drug and alcohol regulations. These trainings address the scope of the guidelines and compliance with them. Ms. Mehl also offers reasonable suspicion training for employers.

For more information on these trainings, please email Ms. Mehl.

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