State Requirements & Incentives for Drug-Free Workplace Training

 

The requirements and incentives for Drug-Free Workplace Training differ from state to state. Many states offer incentives, while a handful of states do not. The table below is a quick reference of each state, what they require in terms of drug-free workplace training, and how much of a workman’s comp discount is available. This reference will also tell you whether TrainEmployees.com video training meets the states requirements for training.

Even though our video references Tennessee’s drug free certification, see the list below to see which states our video can provide your training.

Please verify these requirements with your state.


State Training Requirement TrainEmployees.com Meets Training Requirement Workman’s Comp Discount
Alabama All employees required to have 1 hour training semi-annually; All supervisors required to have an additional 2 hours training annually 5%
Arkansas All employees must receive Drug-Free Work Place materials at their time of hire; Supervisors are required to have 2 hours of training 5%
Florida Suggested training to all employees annually – not required 5%
Georgia Initial year- All employees required to have 1 hour training; All supervisors required to have additional 2 hours of training; After initial year – All employees required to have 1 hour of training annually; supervisors required to have an additional 1 hour of training annually 7.5%
Illinois Encourage to establish a Drug-Free Work Place program; no guidelines are provided; Required for contracts for Public Improvement Construction – Public Authority N/A
Indiana Awareness program for employees and supervisors N/A
Kentucky Initial year – All employees required to have 1 hour training; All supervisors required to have additional 30 minutes; After initial year – All employees required to have 30 minutes of training annually; supervisors required to have additional 30 minutes of training annually 5%
Louisiana No training guidelines N/A N/A
Michigan No training guidelines N/A N/A
Mississippi Initial year – All employees required to have 1 hour training; All supervisors required to have 2 hour training; After initial year – All employees required to have 1 hour of training annually; supervisors required to have 2 hours of training annually 5%
Missouri No training guidelines N/A N/A
North Carolina All employees required to have 1 hour semi-annually; All supervisors required to have an additional 2 hours of training annually 5%
Ohio All state employees required to have 2 hours training annually; All supervisors required to have 4 hours initially and 2 hours thereafter annually – Qualified Trainer: Refer to Technical Assistance Guide *Can be used toward the 4 hr req. – Employees
– Supervisors*
Discount Varies
South Carolina Required to establish a drug awareness plan N/A 5%
Tennessee All employees required to have initial 1 hour training; All supervisors required to have initial 2 hour training 5%
Texas No training guidelines N/A N/A
Virginia No training guidelines N/A 5%
West Virginia Initial year – All employees required to have 1 hour of training; All supervisors required to have 2 hours of training; After initial year – All employees required to have 2 hours of training bi-annually; supervisors required to have 2 hours of training annually *Required for contracts for Public Improvement Construction – Public Authority N/A

How to become a certified Drug-Free Workplace in Tennessee

Step 1: Create a Drug-Free Workplace policy.

  • Put your letterhead on the DFWP Policy Template that is supplied by the state or you can create your own.
  • Give each employee a copy of the policy.
  • Give employees 60 days’ notice that you will be becoming a certified DFWP.
  • Have each employee sign the acknowledgement form that they have received the policy
  • Have each employee sign the consent form. Each year you must have each employee sign that they acknowledge that you are a Drug-Free Workplace.

Step 2: Fill out the application and mail this to the state of Tennessee. Download Tennessee DFWP application (PDF)

  • For the dates of training, pick a date close to when you plan on doing the training; it doesn’t have to be
    exact if you do not know for sure.

Step 3: Conduct Employee and Supervisor Drug-Free Workplace training.

 


How to become a certified Drug-Free Workplace in states other than Tennessee

Step 1: Establish a Drug-Free Workplace program. View sample Tennessee DFWP sample policy.

Step 2: Complete your state’s application.

Step 3: Provide Drug-Free Workplace training to your employees and supervisors.

 

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