2019 Courses of Instruction


  • February 20-21, 2019
  • April 1-2, 2019
  • September 5-6, 2019
  • November 6-7, 2019

Prerequisite: Students should be familiar with the extent of the drug impaired driving problem, must have successfully completed the basic Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) course, and attended a recent SFST refresher or update course.

Course Description:

This is an intermediate level course designed to offer more than a basic understanding of the impairing effects of drugs (illicit and licit), alcohol, and/or the combination of both.  The officer must be able to administer and interpret the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test for alcohol-impaired suspects, and be proficient in the administration and evaluation of the battery of tests involved with SFST.  The officer will be required to pass an SFST proficiency examination the first day of training.

The student who successfully completes this training will be able to recognize that an individual may be under the influence of a drug or drugs other than alcohol, or under the combined influence of alcohol and other drugs, or suffering from some injury or illness that produces signs similar to alcohol/drug impairment.  Additionally, the student will be able to recognize the categories of drugs inducing the observable signs of impairment.

Note:  This course will NOT qualify an officer to serve as a Drug Recognition Expert.

Who Should Attend: Students should be a commissioned peace officer and/or prosecutor responsible for the detection, arrest, and prosecution of DWI drivers.

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.


  • Due to federal funding, this cours is free to Missouri residents
  • $210 - tuition, meals and lodging
  • $136 - tuition and meals

Continuing Education Hours:

  • 6 hours of Skill Development
  • 6 hours of Technical Studiels
  • 2 hours of Interpersonal Perspectives
  • 2 hours of Legal Studies

Mineral Area College Credit:

  • None
  • Trooper Ryan Hutton
  • 573-751-9943
For questions concerning enrollment:
  • Jeanette Ford
  • 573-751-3626 or jeanette.ford@mshp.dps.mo.gov

Application For Training