FMCSA Clearinghouse Services

Accredited Drug Testing provides FMCSA Clearinghouse Services which will ensure full compliance for single/owner-operators and trucking companies.
Our services include step by step assistance in all areas relating to the FMCSA Clearinghouse.

Services Include

  • Registration Assistance
  • Compliance Consultation
  • Clearinghouse Query/Reporting
  • C/TPA Services
  • MVR Reports
  • Supervisor Training
  • DOT Drug Testing
  • DOT Alcohol Testing
  • DOT Consortium Enrollment
  • DOT Policy Development
  • DOT Physicals
  • FMCSA DER Training

Drug Testing Centers Nationwide

Owner/Operator

Basic Package Includes
✅ Complete c/TPA Services
✅ Full Annual Query Reporting (limited/full)
✅ Unlimited Compliance Consultation
✅ Complete Violation Reporting
✅ Clearinghouse Registration Support Assistance
✅ Petition assistance for inaccuracies reported to the clearinghouse
✅ Reporting of negative return to duty test and successful completion of follow up testing requirements
✅ Step by step written instructions for Clearinghouse registration

Owner/Operator

Full Compliance Package Includes
✅ 1 DOT Drug Test (Drug or Alcohol)
✅ 1 Consortium Membership (1 year)
✅ Complete c/TPA Services
✅ Full Annual Query Reporting (limited/full)
✅ Unlimited Compliance Consultation
✅ Complete Violation Reporting
✅ Clearinghouse Registration Support Assistance
✅ Petition assistance for inaccuracies reported to the clearinghouse
✅ Reporting of negative return to duty test and successful completion of follow up testing requirements
✅ Step by step written instructions for Clearinghouse registration

FMCSA Employers

Full Compliance Package

✅ Complete c/TPA Services
✅ Full Annual Query Reporting (limited/full)
✅ 1 DOT Policy Addendum
✅ Unlimited Compliance Consultation
✅ Complete Violation Reporting
✅ Clearinghouse Registration Support Assistance
✅ Petition assistance for inaccuracies reported to the clearinghouse
✅ Reporting of negative return to duty test and successful completion of follow up testing requirements
✅ Step by step written instructions for Clearinghouse registration

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FMCSA Employers

Additional Services Discounted With Packages
✅ Consortium Enrollment ($99.99 1year, $149.99 2year, $189.99 3year)
✅ DOT Policy Addendum $49.99
✅ Annual Queries ($9.99/query)
✅ DER Reporting Services $99.99
✅ Supervisor Training (online)$49.99
✅ DER Training (online)$129.99
✅ MRO Services Available
✅ DOT Drug Test ($69.99)
✅ DOT Alcohol Test ($69.99)
✅ MVR Report ($19.99 plus state fees)

Are You Ready for January 6, 2020? - FMCSA Clearinghouse Becomes Effective!

FMCSA published its final rule on December 5, 2016 and was implemented by congressional mandate to establish a drug and alcohol clearinghouse.  Click here for the final rule

This rule establishes requirements for the Commercial Driver’s License Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, which is an electronic database used for FMCSA regulated employers’ and individuals that will contain information regarding violations outlined in 49CFR part 382. 

The FMCSA Clearinghouse database will contain information relating to any and all violations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) controlled substances drug and alcohol testing program. We recommend that you visit the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse website to stay up to date on news/updates to help you prepare for compliance with the requirements of the Clearinghouse which take effect January 6, 2020.

** The FMCSA Clearinghouse AccuCheck Program is a division of Accredited Drug Testing and is not affiliated with FMCSA or DOT

Why Choose Accredited Drug Testing?

Accredited Drug Testing provides knowledgeable, convenient, compliant and cost-effective services to all FMCSA regulated employers and individuals who require assistance Clearinghouse requirements.   The FMCSA Clearinghouse is a great tool to assist employers and DER’s with the difficult task of hiring quality drivers that do not have a substance abuse issues or who may have violated drug and alcohol rules outlined in 49 CFR part 40. 

Employers can ensure compliance, save time and money with by signing up with Accredited Drug Testiing.  Our experienced staff is ready to assist you navigate the complex process of the FMCSA Clearinghouse requirements.

Who is required to use the FMCSA Clearinghouse?

CDL Drivers

CDL drivers are responsible to view their own record, provide consent to current or prospective employers for the purpose of accessing details about any drug and alcohol program violations and select a Substance Abuse Professional, if needed

Employer Responsibilities

Employers must report drug and alcohol violations and check that no current or prospective employee is prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions, such as operating a CMV, due to a drug and alcohol program violation for which a driver has not successfully completed a Return-To-Duty (RTD) process

C/TPA

Consortium/Third Party Administrators-On behalf of an employer, a TPA may report drug and alcohol program violations and perform driver queries as required

Medical Review Officers

Report verified positive drug test results and test refusals

Substance Abuse Professionals

Report Return to duty initial assessment and eligibility status for Return to duty testing

State Driver Licensing Agencies

Query the Clearinghouse prior to completing licensing transactions

FAQ About The FMCSA Clearinghouse

The FMCSA Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will allow employers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs), and State law enforcement personnel access to real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations.

The Clearinghouse will contain records of violations of drug and alcohol prohibitions in 49 CFR Part 382, Subpart B. This information will include positive drug or alcohol test results and test refusals. Further information will include when a driver completes the return-to-duty (RTD) process and follow-up testing plan.

Access to the Clearinghouse will be coming this fall 2019. Once the Clearinghouse is operational, a user will be required to request access from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) by registering for the Clearinghouse.

Authorized users include:

  • CDL drivers
  • Employers – this includes motor carriers and other employers of drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that require a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or commercial learner’s permit (CLP)
  • Consortia/third-party administrators (C/TPAs)
  • Medical review officers (MROs)
  • Substance abuse professionals (SAPs)
  • Enforcement personnel

The Clearinghouse offers employers a centralized location to report drug and alcohol program violations and check that no current or prospective employee is prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions, such as operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), due to an unresolved drug and alcohol program violation—that is, a violation for which the driver has not completed the return-to-duty (RTD) process. This query must be conducted as part of a pre-employment driver investigation, and at least annually for current employees.

Employers may also choose to designate a C/TPA(s) (consortium/third party administrator) who can report violations and perform queries on the employers behalf.

An owner-operator is an employer that employs himself or herself as a CDL driver and must designate the C/TPA in the Clearinghouse.

To complete the actions outlined above, employers and C/TPAs will be required to register with the Clearinghouse. Sign up now to receive email updates, including a notification once registration is open.

An owner-operator (an employer who employs himself or herself as a CDL driver) is subject to the requirements pertaining to employers as well as those pertaining to drivers. Under the Clearinghouse final rule, an employer who employs himself or herself as a CDL driver must designate a consortium/third-party administrator (C/TPA) to comply with the employer’s Clearinghouse reporting requirements (§ 382.705(b)(6)).

The Clearinghouse will offer employers a centralized location to query driver information and report drug and alcohol program violations incurred by their current and prospective employees holding CDLs and CLPs.

The employer must use the Clearinghouse to:

  • Conduct a full query of the Clearinghouse as part of each pre-employment driver investigation process.
  • Conduct limited queries at least annually for every driver they employ.
  • Request electronic consent from the driver for a full query, including pre-employment queries.
  • Report drug and alcohol program violations.
  • Record the negative return-to-duty (RTD) test results and the date of successful completion of a follow-up testing plan for any driver they employ with unresolved drug and alcohol program violations.

Yes. The FMCSA Clearinghouse will identify drivers who move frequently and obtain CDLs in different States and link those CDLs, in order to maintain complete and accurate information on such drivers.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) takes the protection of personal information very seriously. The Clearinghouse will meet all relevant Federal security standards and FMCSA will verify the effectiveness of the security protections on a regular basis.

  • Clearinghouse information will not be available to the public; only authorized users will be able to register and access the Clearinghouse for designated purposes.
  • The Clearinghouse will require authentication, via a login.gov username and password, to access records. Login.gov, a shared service which offers secure online access to participating government systems, also requires the completion of a user verification process to ensure the proper person is using those credentials.
  • Drivers registered in the Clearinghouse will be able to access their Clearinghouse records at any time, and at no cost to them. Drivers will only be able to access their own information, not information about other drivers.
  • FMCSA will only share detailed drug and alcohol violation information with a prospective or current employer, and/or their designated consortium/third-party administrator (C/TPA), when an employer or designated C/TPA has requested and received specific consent from the driver. Drivers will be able to see the information that would be released to an employer before consenting to the release.
  • Driver information will only be used by FMCSA and other enforcement agencies as required to enforce drug and alcohol testing regulations.

NO,  Each driver must register for the Clearinghouse and verify information.  C/TPA’s may not pay for queries for owner-operators or employers.  This requirement falls as a requirement of each owner-operator and employer.

The Clearinghouse will notify the driver using the method indicated during the driver’s Clearinghouse registration—either mail or email—any time information about the driver is added, revised, or removed. If the driver has not yet registered for the Clearinghouse, these notifications will be sent by mail using the address associated with the driver’s commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Yes. Anyone who employs a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder must query the Clearinghouse (§ 382.701). This requirement includes owner-operators, who must comply with all Clearinghouse requirements imposed on both employers and employees. An owner-operator’s designated consortium/third-party administrator (C/TPA) may conduct queries on their behalf. However, the C/TPA is responsible for reporting drug and alcohol program violations to the Clearinghouse for the owner-operator.