FMCSA Changes DOT Drug Test Downgrade Policy

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will no longer accept requests to convert a DOT drug test to a NON DOT test.

An exception exists to this new policy when a violation was incorrectly reported onto the DOT Clearinghouse. These instances must be corrected as soon as the employer is made aware of the error.

An application to request correction of the driver's Clearinghouse record may be submitted through the FMCSA's DataQs system. Detailed instructions on how to file an application can be accessed here.

Instances where a test was not reported to the Clearinghouse should still be documented by the Employer and a record of justification to downgrade should be created to reference in the event of an audit.

To receive a written explanation of the policy change or to ask additional questions in this matter please reach out to

Source: Drug and Alcohol Programs Division

Posted: February 9, 2024

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