PennTRAIN: Drug & Alcohol Management & Compliance Training

  • 12/14/2022
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Coaly Ballroom A - Graduate State College Hotel - 125 S Atherton St, State College, PA, 16801
  • 15


  • This registration option is for anyone attending from an agency or transit property outside of Pennsylvania.
  • Wednesday, December 14 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    NOTE: This is an in-person course 

    Session Description:

    The Drug & Alcohol Program Management & Compliance training is a full-day course focusing on the drug and alcohol regulations governing a transit system’s compliance under the United States Department of Transportation (49 CFR Part 40) and the Federal Transit Administration (49 CFR Part 655). This training course will provide a comprehensive overview of the FTA Drug and Alcohol testing program, covering all major topic areas of FTA drug & alcohol program management and compliance. 

    Some of the primary topic areas covered include:  

    • policy development and implementation 
    • drug and alcohol testing categories
    • testing procedures 
    • employer/supervisor training 
    • record-keeping
    • contractor/vendor oversight

The comprehensive nature of this course makes it useful for both designated employer new and experienced drug and alcohol program managers (DAPMs representatives (DERs). The course offers the needed foundation and introduction for any new drug and alcohol program manager who may not have a lot of exposure/training on the USDOT-FTA drug & alcohol regulations; however, the course also provides and allows time for, the in-depth and detailed discussions/case-studies often sought after by the most seasoned and experienced drug and alcohol program managers.

This training is also designed to keep State DOT and other transit administrators/program managers up-to-date and knowledgeable about current compliance issues. 

Each attendee will be provided with a training materials packet which includes the presentation slides and customizable Drug & Alcohol Program Management Forms for use in achieving compliance/documentation requirements.

Presented by: Sean Oswald, Senior Associate for RLS & Associates Inc.

Meals: PennTRAIN will provide a light breakfast and lunch.  Please indicate any dietary restrictions on your registration.

Parking: Free and available at the hotel.

Attire: Casual. Because it can be a challenge to keep the meeting room at a temperature that accommodates everyone, we recommend bringing a sweater or jacket to stay comfortable.

Cost: $49 PPTA cancellation policy applies.

Available Seats: 36

Lodging: PennTRAIN has secured a block of rooms at the Graduate State College Hotel, located at 125 South Atherton Street in State College. The discounted room rate of $112 (plus taxes and fees) includes parking for overnight guests. The room block will close Sunday, October 16.


  • Phone: Please call 814-231-2100 (ext. 2) and ask for the PennTRAIN block 
  • Online: Use the Group Code: PTRA102322

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