2019 Courses of Instruction


  • January 28 - February 1, 2019

Prerequisite for DRE Instructors: Any current DRE who desires to become an instructor in the DRE program shall have two years of experience as a DRE, in good standing within the program, and have a minimum of 25 evaluations (not including the 12 from certification training).  The DRE also needs a letter of support from their agency and be recommended by their Regional Coordinator.  The DRE / SFST Technical Panel will review and select all applicants for the school. 

Prerequisite for SFST Instructors: Any person who desires to become an instructor in the SFST program shall have licensure as a peace officer from the Peace Officer Standards and Training program; have a minimum of seventy five (75) DWI arrests; hold a current/valid permit issued by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for one or more of the Missouri approved breath alcohol instruments; and provide a resume outlining education and law enforcement history.  Candidate must also show proficiency in administering the SFST battery in front of an SFST Instructor Trainer prior to completing the course.  Candidate will be given two (2) attempts to satisfactorily complete the battery.  Students will not be taught how to perform the SFST battery, but rather how to teach others.  The DRE / SFST Technical Panel will review and select all applicants for the school. 

Course Description: This is a "train-the-trainer" course.  Topics include concepts of adult learning and teaching and the DRE/SFST curriculum package.  This training complies with the standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Students must pass both a teaching practicum (pass/fail) and a written examination (80%) to fulfill graduation requirements.  Graduates will be qualified to conduct DRE/SFST training and given the resources necessary to do so.

Application: Students must complete and turn the DRE/SFST Instructor application by December 10, 2018.

Who Should Attend: Personnel assigned the duties of training officers for DWI enforcement.

Tuition/Registration Fees: Registration fees are due by the first day of class.  If fees are not paid in full prior to completion of class, certificates and continuing education hours will not be issued unless payment is received.


  • $202 - tuition, meals, and lodging
  • $132 - tuition and meals
  • $450 - tuition, meals, and lodging (federal, private, and non-Missouri agencies)
  • $265 - tuition and meals (federal, private, and non-Missouri agencies)

Continuing Education Hours:

  • 12 hours of Technical Studies
  • 22 hours of Skill Development
  • 6 hour of Legal Studies

Mineral Area College Credit:

  • None
  • Trooper Andrew Armstrong
  • 573-751-4599
For questions concerning enrollment:
  • Jeanette Ford
  • 573-751-3626 or
  • jeanette.ford@mshp.dps.mo.gov