FAA Drug And Alcohol Testing

Any individual or company that employs workers who perform flight duties such as pilots, flight attendants, flight instructors, aircraft dispatchers, maintenance workers, ground security, and air traffic controllers must stay in line with FAA drug testing as required by the DOT.

Aviation DOT compliance is taken very seriously, and proper documentation is necessary. Staying compliant helps protect the employees, the passengers, the public, and the company—and not adhering to DOT laws can result in penalties such as forced work leave, expensive fines, or even prison time. Besides safety, this is why it’s so important to stay compliant with FAA DOT drug testing.


At New Era Drug Testing, we have a network of over 10,000 testing locations that are staffed with expert lab technicians who are certified in collecting, testing, and analyzing specimens for drug and alcohol abuse. As experienced professionals who know everything about DOT compliance and FAA regulations, we are your best source for FAA drug and alcohol test programs!

FAA Drug Testing Compliant Program

FAA Drug Testing Compliant Program

We offer FAA drug and alcohol testing programs that are convenient and affordable to stay DOT compliant.

Conducting Drug And Alcohol Testing For The FAA Industry

Pre-Employment Testing

When an individual applies to a job that entails any sort of aviation duties, whether in the air or on the ground, they will have to undergo FAA drug testing. The individual must pass the drug screening before they’re allowed to work.

Post-Accident Testing

An employee will be required to undergo FAA post-accident drug testing if their performance has contributed to that accident in any way. This drug test will be administered no later than 32 hours after the accident.

Random Testing

In order to ensure the safety of the public as well as aviation pilots, staff, instructors, and maintenance workers, random drug testing is required by the FAA. At any time, any employee can be chosen to be tested.

Reasonable Suspicion Testing

If a company or supervisor believes that an employee who is in a safety-sensitive role is abusing drugs or alcohol due to behavioral, physical, or performance signs, they can administer an FAA reasonable suspicion drug test.

Return-to-Duty Testing

FAA return-to-duty drug testing is given to an employee who has previously failed a drug test, or who has refused to have a test done and was therefore removed from work. They will need to pass this test before coming back to work.

Follow-Up Testing

FAA follow-up drug testing is given to employees who have previously passed a return-to-duty test. The amount of tests will be determined by a substance abuse professional, but most programs typically require six follow-up tests the first year.

Nationwide Testing Laboratories

Drug Test Locations

At New Era, we provide FAA drug testing programs and training to companies who need to be compliant with DOT regulations. Our drug and alcohol testing programs fully comply with Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, and we work with more than 10,000 FAA DOT drug testing locations in the United States.

Required Drug Testing Documents for Records

Custody Control Forms

Test Results

Testing Process Administration

Return-to-Duty Process Administration

Employee Training

Supervisor Training

Affordable DOT Compliance Drug And Alcohol Testing Programs.