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Dealing with the Difficult DUI (Online)   

This is an independent study, self-paced course.

Presented entirely online, this course will teach you ways to effectively deal with difficult and unusual DUI cases. You will learn pre- and post-arrest procedures for a number of challenging scenarios including traffic crash cases, drug or medical impairment, combative subjects, and more.

The role of eye examinations in disclosing the possibility of impairment will be discussed along with medical conditions that can produce common impairment indicators. We will examine the issues relating to Implied Consent as well as the subject’s compliance to requests for SFST’s and/or chemical testing. In addition, we will explain specific legal issues associated with these challenging cases and how to work with your DRE on drug-impaired driving cases.

Topics Include

  • Medical condition excuses in the context of DUI enforcement
  • The role of eye examinations in disclosing the possibility of impairment
  • Medical conditions and other situations that can produce similar signs of impairment
  • Traffic crashes and the process of DUI enforcement
  • Compliance to requests of SFSTs and/or chemical testing
  • Implied consent issues
  • Drug Impaired Driving (DRE cases)
  • Appropriate procedures for dealing with drug-impaired or medically-impaired suspects
  • Eye conditions/excuses
  • Legal issues associated with impaired driving
  • Pre- and post-arrest procedures for difficult DUI offenders
  • Scenario-based instruction
  • Traffic stop location/SFST location
  • Passenger issues


Patrol officers, DUI investigators and supervisors, prosecutors, Drug Recognition Experts, and others who must deal with DUI suspects

This class is restricted to active law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys employed by governmental agencies.

Course Length

8 hours


You should have successfully completed a 24-hour DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) course.

Online Details

Online environment: This is an independent study, self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments by the deadlines posted within the course. You should plan to dedicate approximately eight hours to the course activities. You must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion.

Instructors are available to answer your questions during each module via the help forum. The course must be completed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you may no longer have access and be required to re-enroll. Additional fees may apply.

Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required.

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “I liked the suggestions about handling passengers.” – Supv. S.B.
  • "I appreciated the videos of standardized field sobriety testing."  – Ofc. C.C.

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.



Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. For information on training locations, please visit our Locations page or call us at (904) 620-4786. For courses in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida maintains a list of area hotels on the Campus Travel Management page.

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