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​Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) - Refresher Course

Course Description:  This one-day course is intended as a review for all Patrol Troopers, Municipal Officers, and Law Enforcement Officers how to detect a DUI offender (i.e. all applicable and recent case laws, all applicable and recent validation studies, current DUI trends, etc.) and administering the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Tests – Walk and Turn (WAT), One Leg Stand (OLS) and Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN).  Also, included in this training is updated information on "drugged driving" and current trends. 

Instructional Hours:  1 Day/8 Hours

Instructional Objectives:  After completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain DUI detection and general deterrence for impaired driving
  • Define the DUI/DWI problem by referencing NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts and validation studies
  • Explain roles and responsibilities of a DRE and how this course supports the DEC Program
  • List the Three Phases to a DUI Arrest
  • Demonstrate each of the three evaluations in the SFST battery and explain each stage
  • List all the clues for each SFST battery
  • Explain and proficiently complete each step during the Participant Proficiency Examination – Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in accordance with NHTSA
  • Complete the final written examination

Course Completion Requirements:  Attendance and successfully pass (80% or above) a 20/25 question test required by NHTSA, as well as demonstrate/complete each SFST properly and in its entirety.

Audience:  PSP Enlisted, MP, LEO

Prerequisite(s):  Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) - Practitioner Course.  A copy of the prerequisite course certificate shall accompany the course application.

MPOETC CLEE Hours: 8 - CLEE ID # CLE01034

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130.  All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.


NWTC3/11/2020 9:00 AM3/11/2020 1:00 PMNWTC Commanding Officer, 814-332-6888No
Maximum of 20 students
SWTC3/18/2020 9:00 AM3/18/2020 3:00 PMSWTC Commanding Officer, 724-832-5350No
Maximum of 25 students