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DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)   

This course will teach you how to skillfully recognize and properly evaluate impaired driving suspects, from the initial observation of the vehicle to the arrest and processing of the suspect.

Beginning with the detection of the impaired driver and the standardized sobriety testing procedures commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the course will also cover enforcement strategies and issues surrounding Miranda and Implied Consent. In addition, you will learn how to properly document your observations for courtroom presentation.

Topics Include

  • DUI visual detection
  • Legal aspects of DUI enforcement
  • Standardized field sobriety testing (to include horizontal gaze nystagmus)
  • Proper documentation techniques
  • Sobriety checkpoints (Roadblocks)
  • Video issues
  • Two NHTSA recommended drinking exercises


Patrol officers, DUI investigators and supervisors, prosecutors

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

Course Length

24 hours

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What Our Students Are Saying

  • “Instructors were phenomenal.” – L.D.
  • “The course increases officer confidence while conducting SFSTs.” – JB
  • “Great instructors with lots of knowledge and practical experience.” – A.C.
  • “I now feel confident about conducting DUI investigations. Great course.” – Ofc. C.W.
  • “I was thoroughly satisfied with the DWI SFST training I received at IPTM. The training staff were very knowledgeable and professional. Additionally, the use of actual intoxicated subjects contributed to the realism of situations that would be encountered out in the field.” – Anon.
  • "Great course, great instructors, great material. It will definitely enhance my skills." – Ofc. M.S.
  • "Good use of time and excellent practice with web lab participants. Very good course, will highly recommend to others." – Ofc. B.C.






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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