FMCSA opens CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse registration

Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Commercial driver’s license or commercial learner’s permit holders, employers, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals can now register and create a secure online user account for the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Registration ensures access to the portal, which will be fully implemented on January 6, 2020, and abides a Congressional mandate for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

“FMCSA’s goal is to ensure drivers, employers, and everyone who will be using the clearinghouse are registered as efficiently and effectively as possible,” says Administrator Raymond Martinez. “FMCSA is here to be helpful during this implementation, and we strongly encourage all CMV stakeholders to get registered in the clearinghouse now.” 

The database will provide FMCSA, commercial motor vehicle employers, state driver licensing agencies, and law enforcement officials real-time identification of CDL holders who have violated federal drug and alcohol testing program requirements. Commercial drivers will need to register to respond to an employer’s request for consent prior to a pre-employment query or other full query being. Resources users will find on the portal include brochures and instructional aids with step-by-step registration instructions. —


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