Safety

SFST ARIDE DRE Information & Training

SFST

SFST Instructor

ARIDE

DRE

DRE Instructor

DRE Course Manager

Pre-requisites Required in all POST-certified academies Must be currently certified in SFSTs Must be currently certified in SFSTs Currently SFST certified, and attended and completed a live ARIDE course Certified DRE Certified DRE Instructor
Duration and Description of Course 24-hour course, providing the basic instruction for SFST practitioners 32-hour course 16-hour course, providing additional instruction on road side tests. 16-hour pre-course
56-hour course
40-hour course 8-hour course
Update Required Yes
Must receive 2 hours of update training every two years from the date of your last certification to maintain certification
Yes
Must receive 8 hours of instructor update every 2 years to maintain certification.
No Yes
Must receive 8 hours of update training every two years to maintain DRE certification.
Initial Certification: Must complete 3 evaluationss and 1 additional evaluation witnessed by a DRE instructor
Yes
Must teach in-the-classroom or field evaluations
Class instruction is considered a DRE school, ARIDE or SFST school, or as approved by a DRE state coordinator
No
Who Can Teach a Course SFST-certified train-the-trainer instructor Certified SFST instructor Certified DRE
An SFST instructor may teach the first 4 hours on the first day of an ARIDE school.
Certified DRE instructor Certified DRE instructor IACP DRE section-approved instructor
Who Can Teach an Update Course Certified SFST instructor or agency-chosen instructors, in addition to CDAC Certified SFST instructor, or those selected by POST and CDOT Certified DRE, Certified DRE instructor or others approved by CDOT Certified DRE, certified DRE instructor or others approved by CDOT
Certification Expiration Information If the certification expires, you must complete another full 24-hour introductory course. If the certification expires, you must attend a full instructor course. If the certification expires, contact the state DRE coordinator. If the certification expires, you must attend a full 40-hour instructor class again.
Courses that Cover Multiple Update Requirements This course may count toward a one-time SFST update. These 8 hours may count for your SFST instructor and practitioner update.
Who Approves Courses that Apply to Re-Certification Requirements Agency is responsible for entering training into the POST portal and tracking classes CDOT and POST approve classes that count toward an update
Agencies are responsible for entering training into the POST portal and tracking classes.
DRE CDOT state coordinator DRE CDOT state coordinator
Who Can Host a Class Any agency, POST, CDOT, CDAC Any agency, POST, CDOT, CDAC
POST will coordinate 2 annual updates.
Any agency; the training is available online. POST and CDOT recommend taking a live course. Coordinated by the CDOT DRE state coordinator
CDOT will provide 2 annual updates.
Coordinated by the CDOT DRE state coordinator
CDOT will provide 2 annual updates.
Coordinated by the IACP DRE section
Miscellaneous Agencies can request CDAC teach an SFST update. For acceptance into a DRE school, you must have attended a live ARIDE course.
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