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

The Office of Risk Management (ORM) manages ISU’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) operator alcohol and drug testing program. All departments and their employees in positions requiring a CDL must comply with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations that mandate drug and alcohol testing. Testing is managed by a designated third party administrator, and employing departments are responsible for test costs.

Training requirements

New, transferring and returning CDL employees and their supervisors must complete a mandatory two-hour training on drug and alcohol awareness and ISU CDL policies every five years. After completion, employees will receive documentation for their department personnel file. Supervisors must complete an additional one-hour session on reasonable suspicion testing.

For questions or to schedule training

Contact the ISU Designated Employer Representative (DER) at or 515-294-7711.