CDL Drivers (FMCSA):    What should I do next?

If you are A registered Driver in the clearinghouse, access your site and select an sap

If you are not yet registered follow the steps below.


    CDL and Permit Drivers:    What should I do next?  

1.  Keep your cell phone handy to check emails.  Visit  Look for, and click on box "Go to"  Click on "creat an account" and enter your email, it will be your contact email.  Then you will confirm by checking your email from "" and click confirm. 


    Next you will be directed to creat a password, click continue. Select an option for "First Authentication Method" to get security code.   Check email again and find your security code, this is a one time code.  It will expire in 10 minutes, enter code and submit.  You will then repeat by setting up a second method, then continue.  You will see that you have created your account, click continue, you will be returned to the Clearinghouse website and then can complete your Clearing house registyration.


2.  Select your role (driver) click next.  Enter contact information, click next.  Choose your preferred contact method as email, click next.  Enter your current Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or Permit (CLP) information.  Click Verify, wait, then once your CDL information is Verified, you will not be able to edit it.  Click next.  Review the Clearinghouse terms and conditions, Click I Agree, your Clearinghouse registration is complete.


3.  Employers, MRO, and related services are required to report violation information by the close of the third business day following the  date on which they obtained testing information results.   Go to  Check into your Clearinghouse Account.  Use your email and password.  Dropdown menue of SAP providers.  Choose Jerry Eames.  Our SAP will receive a contact, and if able will accept your choosing Jerry as your SAP.  Jerry will email you, and you will call and set up an assessment meeting.


4. With strict confidentiality, you will attend a face to face meeting with the SAP for assessment and recommendations.  You will test and interview for 2 to 3 hours depending upon many factors.


5.  A recommendation will be made, with you, to participate in some sort of program or activity that will satisfy the SAP referral.

6.  After Completing the referral of the SAP you will return for a short Follow-up Meeting.

What is the Follow Up Meeting?

The "Return to Duty Process"  After participating in, and successfully meeting the referral requirements, you will return to the SAP for a follow up to evaluate this completion, and direct the Employer for your substance abuse testing requirements.

What is an SAP?

The service agent who is responsible for overseeing this DOT process is a Substance Abuse Professional, or an SAP.  DOT's requirements for SAP credentials and training are very specific. A drug counselor, or therapist, or mental health counselor, or any other mental health professional who does not meet these qualifications and training cannot provide SAP services.

ESCAPE A&D LLC meets DOT's pre-requisites for being an SAP and providing SAP services.   Our SAP is knowledgeable about, and has clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and controlled substances-related disorders and the SAP function as it relates to employer interests in safety-sensitive duties.

ESCAPE A&D LLC SAP services provides a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC), Substance Abuse Professional (SAP); a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), certified by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Certification Commission (NAADAC); International Certification Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (ICRC), and a Certified Clinical Criminal Justice Specialist (CCCJS).

Why do I need an SAP?

Safety-sensitive employees in the transportation industry are subject to federal drug and alcohol use and testing regulations, under the federal Department of Transportation (DOT). An employee who violates these regulations must be immediately removed from safety-sensitive functions, and he/she may not be returned to any safety-sensitive functions in the transportation industry until and unless he/she successfully completes a DOT return-to-duty process.

Our SAP is Knowledgeable about 49 CFR Part 40, Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs, and about the DOT modal rules that apply to the employers for whom you evaluate employees, and about the DOT SAP Guidelines as well as knowledgeable and current on any changes to these rules and regulations.