The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is experiencing technical issues that affect features including bulk queries, letter generation/delivery, and auto-generated email notifications. These technical issues started on May 23, 2024 at approximately 11:00 am ET. The Clearinghouse Team is aware of the issues and is currently working to resolve them.

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Welcome to the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

An online database that gives employers and government agencies real-time access to information about CDL driver drug and alcohol program violations.

What do you need to do?

Visit your dashboard if you need to…
  • Record information about a violation of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program by a CDL driver.
  • Query the Clearinghouse for drug and alcohol program violation information.
  • Consent to an employer’s request to view your Clearinghouse record or review your own driver record.

Welcome to the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

An online database that gives employers and government agencies real-time access to information about CDL driver drug and alcohol program violations.

  • Record
  • Consent
  • Query
  • Safety

Learn More

Clearinghouse Status and CDL Downgrades

As established in the first Clearinghouse final rule, drivers with a “prohibited” Clearinghouse status are prohibited from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) on public roads. The second Clearinghouse final rule (Clearinghouse-II) further supports this by ensuring that drivers with a “prohibited” Clearinghouse status do not continue to hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or commercial learner’s permit (CLP).

Beginning November 18, 2024, State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) will be required to remove the commercial driving privileges from the driver's license of an individual subject to the CMV driving prohibition. This would result in a downgrade of the license until the driver completes the return-to-duty (RTD) process. Note: SDLAs with legislative authority currently have the option to voluntarily query the Clearinghouse and downgrade CDLs for prohibited drivers and may do so before the November 18, 2024 compliance date. Learn more about the second Clearinghouse final rule

How will you use the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse?

Watch this brief video to learn more about how different users will record or access information in the Clearinghouse.

How will you use the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse?

By fulfilling the requirements listed in the Clearinghouse final rule, you are helping keep our Nation’s roadways safer for all drivers. Watch this brief video to learn more about how different users will record or access information in the Clearinghouse.

Learn More

FMCSA has developed several Clearinghouse factsheets, brochures, and instructional guides, customized by user type. Visit the Learning Center to access these resources.

Need more information about the Clearinghouse?

Read answers to frequently asked questions. If you need additional information, you can contact us.