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TCOLE SFST Instructor Proficiency Certificate Application

221.33 To qualify for a standardized field sobriety instructor certificate, an applicant must meet all proficiency requirements including:

(1) successful completion of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course, 2176, 2067 or 2077; or the SFST taken with Academy.

(2) at least three years’ experience as a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing practitioner:

(3) current instructor license or certificate issued by the commission;

(4) successful completion of the commission approved SFST Instructor Course, 1016 or Drug Recognition Expert (D.R.E.) Instructor Course 1015;


Renewal – Instructor update course has been completed within the last two (2) years as required by 221.33

(5) completion of a SFST Instructor Update Course 2177, NHTSA (A.R.I.D.E.) 2180 or D.R.E. Update course, 2083;

(6) demonstrated proficiency in administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Test before a certified SFST instructor or NHTSA representative.