Clearinghouse

Query Plan Factsheet

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

A query is an electronic check-in the Clearinghouse, conducted by an employer or their designated C/TPA, to determine if current or prospective employees are prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions, such as operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), due to unresolved drug and alcohol program violations.

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FMCSA Portal Instructions

-Linking to FMCSA Clearinghouse

In order to register for the Clearinghouse, you must make changes to your FMCSA Portal. Every company with a DOT number has a Portal account and will need to set it up prior to Clearinghouse
Registration.

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Clearinghouse Registration CDL Drivers

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

You must complete the registration process before you can respond to employer consent requests or access your driver record in the FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The instructions below are for a driver who holds either a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or commercial learner’s permit (CLP).

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Sample Company Policy

Uniform Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy – FMCSA

It is the policy of INSERT COMPANY NAME HERE referred to hereafter as the “Company” to act in compliance with the Department of Transportation Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug Testing Program (49 CFR Part 382 and 49 CFR Part 40). From F49CFR382.601.

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Clearinghouse Registration Employer

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Before you can conduct queries or report drug and alcohol program violations in the FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, you must complete the registration process. Once registered, you can designate a consortium/third-party administrator (C/TPA) to access the Clearinghouse on your behalf.

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Clearinghouse Sample

Limited Consent Form

Sample Format: General Consent for Limited Queries of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

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