Substance Abuse Professional's U.S. DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing Regulation Qualification & Requalification Live Training

SAP ManualJoin NAADAC President Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP-II, for a live two-day in-person or virtual U.S. DOT Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification/Requalification Course.

This live, interactive two-day training is designed to provide the required 12 hours of professional development relevant to performing SAP functions for people who wish to obtain their U.S. DOT SAP Qualification (or Requalification).

Registration for live trainings includes the bound Substance Abuse Professional's U.S. DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing Regulation Qualification & Requalification Course Manual and access to a 100-question initial SAP Qualification exam or the 25-question Requalification exam to allow the student to demonstrate their knowledge of the required regulations and skills. Participants must achieve a passing score of 75% or higher to qualify to apply for their initial SAP Qualification or Requalification.

About the Trainer
Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP-II, has been practicing in the world of mental health, marriage and family, and addictions counseling for the past 30 years. She earned her Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision degree and is a core faculty member in the School of Counseling program at Walden University. In addition, she has a thriving private practice where she provides clinical supervision, counseling services to our military, and addiction-specific training and education. She has been providing telebehavioral health services to individuals and groups for several years and is a board certified telehealth practitioner. She is involved in regulatory and credentialing activities in Colorado and regional workforce recruitment and retention initiatives. Her areas of specialization include pharmacology, co-occurring disorders, ethics, culturally-responsive care, and clinical supervision. She has been an active member of NAADAC for over 15 years, has served as the Ethics Chair, and began her term as NAADAC’s President in October 2020.


As mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), these trainings outline the nine required learning components:

  1. Background, rationale and coverage of the DOT’s drug and alcohol testing program;
  2. 49 C.F.R. § 40 and DOT agency drug and alcohol testing rules;
  3. Key DOT drug testing requirements, including collections, laboratory testing, MRO review and problems in drug testing;
  4. Key DOT alcohol testing requirements, including the testing process, the roles of BATs and STTs and problems in alcohol testing;
  5. SAP qualifications and prohibitions;
  6. The role of the SAP in the return-to-duty process, including the initial employee evaluation, referrals for education and/or treatment, the follow-up evaluation, continuing treatment recommendations and the follow-up testing plan;
  7. SAP consultation and communication with employers, MROs and treatment providers;
  8. Reporting and record keeping requirements; and
  9. Issues that SAPs confront in carrying out their duties under the program.

Upcoming Live Trainings

Two-Day Virtual SAP Initial Qualification - 12-CE Hour Live Training
Monday, August 9, 2021 - Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 10:00am - 5:00pm ET
Registration will open in May; more information coming soon

Two-Day Virtual SAP Requalification - 12-CE Hour Live Training
Monday, December 2, 2021 - Tuesday, December 3, 2021 at 10:00am - 5:00 pm ET
Registration will open soon; more information coming soon

*If you already own the latest NAADAC SAP Manual (green cover), please call NAADAC Operations Manager Richard Goodman at 703.741.7686 x122 to get a registration discount ($150 for members or $200 for non-members).

**If you obtained your most recent SAP Qualification through another organization, you must take NAADAC's 100-question initial SAP Qualification Exam and apply for your renewal using the Initial SAP Qualification Application. 

***Please note that while the SAP training and education is available to anyone, you must meet the U.S. Department of Transportation's eligibility criteria to obtain your SAP Qualification and be listed in NAADAC's online SAP Directory.  Please check the eligibility guidelines below.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations received in writing prior to (TBD) will receive a 75% refund, minus the cost of the manual if the manual has already been shipped. Thereafter, no refunds are given. Please send all cancellation requests to Richard Goodman, SAP Administrator, at 

Additional Resources

For more information on becoming a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), follow the above links, call 703.741.7686 x122 or email Richard Goodman, SAP Administrator, at