Clearinghouse Services was incorporated in May of 2019 in anticipation of the start date of the required reporting to the FMCSA – January 6, 2020. Although the Clearinghouse will be operational starting January 6, 2020; FMCSA regulated employers with CDL drivers subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements will still be required to perform manual (with paper) previous employer checks to cover preceding three years.
The good news is that starting January 6, 2023, FMCSA regulated employers will be able to eliminate the paper previous employer checks and utilize the Clearinghouse exclusively. FMCSA maintains a comprehensive web site to help employers navigate the Clearinghouse requirements. The Clearinghouse web site is updated often as new and updated information becomes available.

The purpose of Clearinghouse Services, Inc is to help employers comply with the requirements of the Clearinghouse rule. Membership services are available for unlimited consultation with your responsibilities for the clearinghouse. These responsibilities include:

  • Registering as a User for the Clearinghouse Starting in October of 2019
  • Educating Drivers on the Clearinghouse Program
  • Updating DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Policies to Include the Clearinghouse Requirements
  • Advising Drivers to Register as a Clearinghouse User
  • Requesting Driver Consents for Query’s
  • Querying Driver Applicant Violation Information for pre-employment
  • Querying Current Drivers Violation Information Annually
  • Reporting of Positive Alcohol Tests or Refusals to Test
  • Reporting on Return to Duty (RTD) And Follow Testing

Need a speaker or consultant for your conference or in house training for the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse - Contact Joe Reilly at Clearinghouse Services at 321-622-2020.

The corporate office for Clearinghouse Services is in Melbourne, Florida. The company provides services to employers both large and small throughout the United States. Joe Reilly oversees the operations for Clearinghouse Services. Joe Reilly has been in the drug & alcohol testing industry since 1993. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing programs. Joe has been following the Clearinghouse program since December of 2016 when the Clearinghouse Final Rule was published.

More on Joe Reilly, President of Clearinghouse Services, Inc

  • Joe is an author, frequent conference speaker and expert witness for court cases involving specimen collection, drug-free workplace programs, and workplace drug testing.
  • 1993 - Started Florida Drug Screening, Inc a third-party administrator for drug & alcohol testing
  • 2004 – 2008: Chairman of the Board of Directors – Drug & Alcohol Industry Testing Industry Association (DATIA)
  • 2004 – 2019: Master Trainer and Regional Trainer (M-CPCT and R-CPCT) – Drug & Alcohol Industry Testing Industry Association (DATIA) instructor for Certified Professional Collector Training Program (CPCT)
  • Member of SAPAA - The Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association - Promotes standards in the administration of workplace substance abuse prevention programs through education and training
  • Member of NDASA – The National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association with a mission to advocate for safe and drug-free workplaces and communities through legislative advocacy, education, training, and excellence in drug and alcohol testing services
  • President of Joe Reilly & Associates, Inc – specializing in drug-free workplace program training and consulting
  • President of National Drug Screening, Inc a nationally recognized third-party administrator (TPA) for drug & alcohol testing programs and drug-free workplace policies and programs