About the program
The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation certifies employers as a drug-free workplace. Those certified receive a 7.5% reduction of their workers’ compensation premiums. Employers must submit a copy of their certificate each year to their carrier in order to receive the discount. (O.C.G.A. §33-9-40.2) (O.C.G.A. §34-9-412)
Self-insured employers who qualify for the Drug-Free Workplace Program must attach a copy of their certificate to their Annual Payroll Report. The calculated premium for that company will be reduced by 7.5%. The reduced premium will reduce the amount the company is assessed. (O.C.G.A. §34-9-412.1)
Certification fee for the Drug-Free Workplace Program is $35.00. (O.C.G.A. §34-9-421)
In an effort to facilitate (re) certification of the Drug-Free Workplace Program, the State Board of Workers’ Compensation has provided online service for your convenience. Once your application is approved, credit card payments can be made, and your certificate printed at your facility, all on the same day.
If you choose to apply by mail, the State Board of Workers’ Compensation will ONLY accept the August 2007 or the revised March 2012 paper applications for (re) certification.
For additional information on becoming a Drug-Free Workplace Program Employer, visit these websites:
The Council on Alcohol and Drugs