Why New Directions DOT SAP Assessment & Evaluation?


I really appreciate the level of professionalism and kindness that I was shown during this process. My counselor Trevor was extremely professional, non-judgmental, and made me feel at ease. I appreciate the time he spent with me and his assistance in helping me through this difficult time. - MM

How Much Does a DOT SAP Assessment Cost?

The base cost for the assessment is $775. Rush and weekend services add to the base cost. New Directions offers same-day business service and can sometimes accommodate services needed on major holidays. You may reference the cost chart provided on this page.

Rush Order & Weekend Services

The following rush-order time frames begin after the clinical interview:

DOT SAP Evaluation

Our standard procedure.

Same Business Day *

DOT SAP Evaluation completed the day of the clinical interview.

Next Business Day **

DOT SAP Evaluation completed the day following the clinical interview.


DOT SAP Evaluation completed on a major holiday.

Why Choose New Directions for DOT SAP Evaluations?

Various providers offer DOT SAP evaluations, but New Directions stands apart by offering timely professional services. We know that when a violation occurs, the employee immediately has to stop working, which is a painful and immediate problem for both employer and the employee. That’s why we answer the phone during regular business hours and schedule employees for the initial evaluation as soon as possible—usually within 48 hours.

New Directions has provided DOT SAP evaluations for over 19 years. This experience helps us navigate the DOT rules, which can sometimes feel complex and intimidating. Given the significance of federal DOT rules being involved, you want an experienced evaluator to help you move through the process to reach full compliance in order to return to duty.

We can also often accommodate last-minute rush requests for those with very time-sensitive situations.

High-Quality Evaluations

For over 18 years, our team has been dedicated to providing high-quality and thorough DOT SAP evaluations. Professional, trained evaluators perform online assessments via video, giving you their full attention to ensure a satisfactory experience.

Experienced Professionals

New Directions understands what information employers need to make informed decisions.

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NOTE: Online/remote services by videoconference are allowable by ODAPC.


New Directions regularly provides SAP assessments to:

  • Truck drivers

  • Heavy equipment operators

  • Pilots & air traffic controllers

  • Pipeline workers

  • HAZMAT workers

  • FRA & All DOT safety-sensitive employees

We prioritize our clients’ requests and can typically schedule an initial evaluation interview within 24-48 hours of registration.

Register now or call us directly. We’re happy to discuss your situation and walk you through our process and service fees.

You can complete all of your paperwork online. We’ll set up a video conference with a qualified SAP upon completion. Each of our SAP evaluators is a qualified SAP with current training updates per the DOT regulations.

If you are working in a safety-sensitive position but not under DOT regulations, our employer-required assessment should be adequate for your employer. We accept DOT and non-DOT assessment requests. Your organization is welcome to review our website or call us for additional information and references. We can also provide referrals for you to speak to—HR professionals who have trusted us since 2004.

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What Others Are Saying About Our DOT SAP Assessment Services


Quick, professional, straight to the point. Once hundred times better than attempting in person programs if you have a court order assessment. I highly recommend NDSBS.


We were able to complete the questionnaire online and the interview via telephone. It took about an hour and the report came back a few days later as promised. I highly recommend going this route for your voluntary or mandated assessment.


I’m especially pleased with the professionalism, timeliness, and willingness to help with specific questions/concerns regarding my general alcohol/substance abuse evaluation completed by Trevor.


This service was just what I needed! I was in a rush, and it provided the perfect opportunity to get my assessment done within the timeframe I needed! Highly recommended, and Trevor was very helpful, a great interviewer.

DOT SAP Assessments Accepted in Most States

Our assessments are accepted nationwide, making the process simple and straightforward regardless of where you reside or the location of your employer.


Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions around DOT assessments.

What Is a DOT Assessment?

A DOT SAP assessment is an assessment conducted by a trained substance abuse professional. It is necessary for the employee to complete if they have violated a DOT alcohol or drug rule. For example, the violation could be a positive test, or it could also be identified as a “refusal” if, for some reason, you exited the testing facility during the waiting period.

Examples of these employees include positions within the following:

  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (commercial driver’s license holders who operate commercial motor vehicles)

  • Federal Aviation Administration (flight attendants, aircraft dispatchers, etc.)

  • Coast Guard employees and agents

  • Pipeline workers

  • Subway, bus, and public transportation employees

  • FRA/Railroad employees

The five-panel drug screening tests for:

  • Marijuana metabolites/THC

  • Cocaine metabolites

  • Amphetamines (including methamphetamine, MDMA)

  • Opioids (including codeine, heroin (6-AM), morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone)

  • Phencyclidine (PCP)

What Is a SAP Assessment?

A SAP assessment is a clinical assessment of an individual performed by a substance abuse professional. Its intent is to determine whether they have issues linked to alcohol and/or drug use and what steps are necessary before being allowed to return to safety-sensitive functions at work.

Ultimately the SAP’s responsibility is to consider the public's safety and only approve individuals for a return to duty alcohol and/or drug test when it is safe to do so from a professional and clinical perspective.

If someone has not passed a DOT alcohol or drug test at work or refuses to take one, they are required to take a SAP evaluation. During the evaluation, the substance abuse professional may discuss many areas, such as any current drug or alcohol use, family history, and health history.

How Much Does a DOT SAP Program Cost?

The base cost for the assessment is $775. Rush and weekend services add to the base cost. New Directions offers same-day business service and can sometimes accommodate services needed on major holidays. You may reference the cost chart provided on this page.


Additional Resources for DOT SAP Assessments

Please call us at 1-800-671-8589 to learn more about the DOT return to duty process and how our services might benefit you today!

*Same Business Day Assessment Report Delivery: AM Interview - delivery available the same business day, PM interview - delivery available by noon the next business day.
**Next Business Day Assessment Report Delivery: Delivery by 5pm the next business day.

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