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DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Instructor Development   

This course will show you how to teach the DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) course approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You will learn the proper procedures and available options for teaching the basic SFST course.

Upon successful completion of the course, a complete set of lesson plans, student manuals, DVDs and instructional aides will be given to you.

Topics Include

  • Basic instructor techniques
  • Overview of alcohol, drugs and highway safety
  • Review of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests including horizontal gaze nystagmus
  • Proper procedures for conducting drinking exercises
  • Practice teaching
  • Curriculum revisions


Patrol officers, DUI investigators and supervisors, prosecutors, and law enforcement academy instructors

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

Course Length

40 hours


To attend this course, you must have successfully completed a course using the NHTSA approved DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) curriculum and be proficient in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests.

What to Bring

  • You are required to bring a laptop computer with a USB port.

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “Both instructors are very knowledgable about the course. They're both approachable and amazing teachers. They make classroom learning fun again.” – Ofc. W.D.
  • "Overall great course and great instructors." – Sgt. G.S.
  • "Honestly, the best class that I have taken in a long time." – Ofc. M.M.
  • "Overall the instructors were outstanding and worked very well with each other. I would highly recommend this course and instructors." – Sgt. P.F.
  • "IPTM courses are by far the most fun and most educational schools I've ever attended! Both of these instructors are very professional, extremely knowledgeable, never ridiculed anyone and made every single person feel comfortable." – Lieutenant C.R.
  • "Both instructors were very knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable conducting SFST's coming into the course, but the instructors clarified a few things I had questions about. I am confident the course gave me the knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively teach SFST's and run a wet lab." – Ofc. N.J.
  • "Great class and the instructors kept it interesting, along with a ton of knowledge on the subject matter. Andy had a lot of fun teaching this and it showed. Keven has lots of knowledge and gave great little tips and insights that I won't forget." – Sgt. D.O.

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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