Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Drug & Alcohol Testing

 

The Office of Risk Management (ORM) manages the Iowa State University Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Alcohol and Drug Testing Program for CDL Operators.  All Iowa State University departments that have employees in positions who are required as a condition of their employment to possess a CDL are required to participate and comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation regulatory standards, pursuant to 49 CFR, Parts 40 and 382, which mandates drug and alcohol testing.  

ISU has joined with other Regents Institutions and State Agencies in contracting the administration of the testing procedures with a Third Party Administrator. Departments will be charged for the cost of testing.  The University contact for questions on the program and coordination of the testing is the Office of Risk Management at 1700 Administrative Services Building, 2221 Wanda Daley Drive, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 or email to orm@iastate.edu.

Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations implementing the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa policy on A Drug-Free Environment and Controlled Substances includes the requirement of mandatory alcohol and controlled substances testing of commercial motor vehicle operators.   Iowa State University was mandated to establish a policy and process which provides a testing program for alcohol and controlled substances for those employees required to hold a commercial driver's license as a function of their employment at ISU.

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing Rule”, 49 C.F.R. Section 382.101 et.seq. (1994), Iowa State University has initiated procedures to establish an employer based alcohol and controlled substances testing program to help prevent accidents and injuries resulting from the misuse of alcohol and controlled substances by drivers of commercial motor vehicles. 

 

Iowa State University Policies related to Commercial Drivers Licenses:

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Testing
Drug Free Workplace
Section G. Drug Free Environment and Controlled Substances  (Board of Regents, State of Iowa, Policy Manual, 2.1 Human Resources, 4. Policies)  
Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations implementing the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, employees in safety sensitive aviation, motor carrier, or mass transit positions in Board of Regents institutions will be required to submit to mandated alcohol and drug testing, consistent with regulations.


Procedures

Pre-Employment Instructions
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing
 

CDL Forms and Instructions

CDL - Authorization and Request for Information

CDL - Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check

CDL - Supplimental Application

CDL - Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act

CDL - Steps How to Complete Self Certification Form