This is an independent study, self-paced course.
With the recent and ongoing legalization of marijuana throughout the U.S. and Canada, it’s critical for line officers to receive specialized training to recognize the unique impairment clues and modern forms of cannabis in use today.
You will learn about cannabis impairment-related driving cues including video examples of impaired subjects. We will examine field sobriety exercises that reveal behaviors commonly observed and indicators of cannabis impairment, along with a practical review of the lack of convergence and modified Romberg balance exercise.
At the conclusion of this course, you will be better prepared to detect drivers that are impaired by cannabis usage and how to investigate, document, and prepare effective cases for prosecution.
- Recognizing forms of cannabis
- Unique impairment clues presented by cannabis users
- Cannabis physiology, administration routes and duration of effects
- Field sobriety exercises
- How to investigate, document and prepare effective cases for prosecution
Patrol officers, DUI investigators and supervisors, prosecutors
This class is restricted to active law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys employed by governmental agencies.
This is not a grant-funded course.
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 (8) 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.