August 29 – September 2, 2011
The use of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) is an effective means of identifying,
apprehending and prosecuting impaired drivers. Officers trained in National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) curricula-based SFSTs have gained acceptance and approval throughout the
United States primarily due to their accuracy and effectiveness. The SFST Instructor Program makes
this valuable training available to agencies to train personnel in SFSTs.
The Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Instructor Course is a comprehensive instructor course. The
five-day course is designed to impart the student-instructor the knowledge and skills for instructing the SFST
Course. The 50 hours of classroom training include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:
Concepts of Adult Learning and Teaching
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Curriculum
Drugs That Impair Driving Curriculum
Basic Public Speaking
Effective Classroom Presentations
Managing a Live Alcohol Workshop
Student Instructor Presentations
(a) To qualify for an SFST instructor proficiency certificate, an applicant must meet all proficiency requirements
(1) successful completion of the NHTSA SFST Practitioner course;
(2) at least three years' experience as an SFST practitioner;
(3) current instructor license or certificate issued by the commission;
(4) successful completion of the commission approved SFST Instructor Course or Drug Recognition
Expert (DRE) Instructor Course;
(5) completion of an SFST Instructor Update Course or DRE Update Course within the last two (2)
(6) demonstrated proficiency in administration of SFST before a certified SFST Instructor or NHTSA
(7) submit a completed application, in the format currently prescribed by the commission, and any
(b) An SFST Instructor proficiency certificate will be valid for two (2) years from date of issue.
After that time period, the applicant must re-qualify.
(c) The effective date of this section is February 24, 2011.
All the training materials will be provided. Students should bring a laptop computer (although not
necessary) which has PowerPoint capabilities. For registration, please complete the on-line course
registration or contact CCLEA at (972) 548-6863, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org