SAP Evaluations in Fayetteville, GA

We provide substance abuse evaluations in compliance with the US DOT

Our substance abuse counselors (SAP) are here to serve the public and help DOT employees get back to work as soon as possible.

Our certified SAPs are DOT, FAA, FTA, PHSA, USCG, FMCSA, and FRA compliant.

Same day appointments are available.

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DOT SAP Evaluation Office at 320 W Lanier Ave #200 Fayetteville GA

Certified DOT SAP Evaluation – Get back to work ASAP.

A certified SAP is a professional who evaluates DOT employees who have violateddrug and alcohol testing regulations. If you fail or refuse a DOT drug or alcohol test, you will be taken out of safety-sensitive duties.

Our duty as a DOT certified SAP is to protect the public interest. We will provide a substance abuse evaluation in order to make recommendations for the course of treatment, education, follow-up testing and/or aftercare. We ensure that drivers who go through the drug and alcohol treatment and education programs are fit to return to duty.

The US DOT Return to Duty Process

First the DOT employee must complete a comprehensive clinical assessment with a SAP evaluator in person.

The SAP Evaluator uses this assessment as the basis for their recommendation for an education or treatment program.

The DOT employee then completes the recommended program.

Finally, your SAP Evaluator will provide a follow-up assessment in person to verify that the DOT employee complied with the recommendations from the initial evaluation.

If the employee is found to be in compliance they will be given a notice of compliance to return back to work.

A SAP Evaluation plays an essential role in helping you get back to work

Substance abuse professionals are certified and trained with the necessary knowledge and expertise needed to evaluate DOT employees who have failed or refused a drug or alcohol test.

In accordance with DOT guidelines, Diversion Center SAPs are the professionals who:

  • Evaluate DOT employees who’ve violated a DOT drug or alcohol testing requirement.
  • Recommendations education programs, treatment programs, follow-up testing and/or aftercare based on the individual employee’s needs.
  • Monitor the return to duty process.
  • Represent the major decision point a DOT employer may have in choosing whether to place an employee at the steering wheel of a school bus, at the controls of a plane, at the helm of an oil tanker, at the throttle of a train, in the engineer compartment of a subway car or at the emergency control valves of a natural gas pipeline.
  • The ability to say whether or not a DOT employee complied with their recommendations.

The safety of millions of people who use transportation in America depends on the DOT employees. We take our responsibility as a SAP very seriously.

SAP Evaluators do:

  • Perform an evaluation in person and provide a clinical assessment.
  • Refer DOT employees to the appropriate treatment or education program(s).
  • Conduct a follow-up evaluation to determine if the employee has actively participated in the recommended program(s) and demonstrated successful compliance with their initial assessment and evaluation recommendations.
  • Provide designated employer representatives with a follow-up drug or alcohol testing plan for the DOT employee.
  • Provide the DOT employee and their employer with recommendations for continuing education and/or treatment where neccessary.

SAP Evaluators do not:

Decide if the employee should be placed back to work. Only the employer can determine whether or not an employee should be placed back to work in a safety-sensitive position. The SAP is the person who verifies if the employee has successfully complied with their initial recommendation.

Advocate for the employer or the employee. A SAP is a neutral third party. The role of the SAP is to protect the public interest in safety by professionally evaluating the employee and recommending the appropriate education, treatment, follow-up tests and aftercare.

Provide counseling to the employee. SAPs do not make a “fitness for duty” determination as part of the re-evaluation (unless required to do so under an applicable DOT agency regulation).

Professional Credentials for SAPs

Physicians

Social Workers

Psychologists

Counselors

Employee Assistance Professional

Substance Abuse Professionals meet the following criteria:

  • Clinical experience in the diagnosis of substance abuse-related disorders.​
  • Regularly attend continuing education activities.
  • An understanding of how the SAP role relates to the responsibilities employers have for ensuring the safety of the traveling public.
  • Meet all SAP standards and training requirements.
  • Knowledge of DOT drug testing requirements, such as laboratory testing and collections.
  • Knowledge of reporting and record-keeping requirements.
  • Hold qualifications and credentials to fill the role of SAP.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of reporting that the employee has or has not complied with the SAP’s recommendation.
  • A passing score on the examination for the role of SAP.
  • Possess the background and reasoning of the DOT’s drug and alcohol testing program.
  • Know the DOT’s drug and alcohol testing rules.
  • Understand the U.S. DOT’s expanded and revised drug use and alcohol misuse prevention rules for the commercial transportation industries.
  • Understand the role of the SAP in the initial employee evaluation, referrals for education and/or treatment, the follow-up evaluation, continuing treatment recommendation and the follow-up testing plan.
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