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Unit Prevention Leaders (UPL)

UPLs have the primary mission of assisting the commander in planning, implementing, and executing an outstanding unit level substance abuse program. This role must go beyond the execution of the unit level urinalysis program. While the UA is a vital part of the overall program and your role is critical to its success, there are many other aspects of your mission as UPL. Below are some resources that are available to you to guide you and facilitate your roles and responsibilities.

COVID19 UPL Guidance: "The UPL Certification for all active UPLs is extended for 90 days from 1 Apr 2020."
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  • Commanders/UPL Handbook

    This manual serves as a commander´s guide, a UPL handbook, and the student notes for the Unit Prevention Leader Certification Training Program (UPLCTP).

  • Prevention Training

    Go here for unit level training packages to help your commander attain the standard of 4 hours of ASAP training annually.

  • UPL Certification

    Go here to register for and execute online training and, for deployed UPLs, certification/recertification necessary for you to execute your mission.

  • Drug Testing

    Go here for policies, guidance, SOPs, etc. governing your unit drug testing program.


    Go here to see questions that are frequently asked about being a UPL. You can also submit your questions to the ASAP.

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