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* Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)

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Course Offerings

Dates:

October 27-29, 2014 ~ 4:00 pm to 1:00 am
Location: Lee’s Summit, Missouri
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the SFST Basic 24-Hour Course


Course Descriptions

SFST Basic Refresher 4-Hours
SFST Basic Training 24-Hours

SFST INSTRUCTOR Recertification
SFST INSTRUCTOR Training 36-Hours

SFST Basic Refresher 4-Hours

If you only need to update your Standardized Field Sobriety Testing skills or need additional hours for grant certification.  This course is recommended by NHTSA every two (2) years for SFST practitioners.  Then you need to click on this course for enrollment. 

The primary purpose the SFST Refresher Testing Program is to improve the overall consistency of administration of the SFST test battery by individual police officers. Officers can refresh their skills with:

• Recognizing and interpreting evidence of DWI;
• Administration and interpreting the scientifically validated sobriety tests; and
• Information regarding recent case law and research studies;

Objective: This SFST Basic Refresher training program is intended for refresher training only. This program is not a substitute for the NHTSA/IACP approved DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing training.

Credit : P.O.S.T. Certified.
Tuition : Waived for qualified Missouri law enforcement officers. Supported through MoDOT's Traffic and Highway Safety Division.

Pre-requisite: Prior successful completion of a NHTSA/IACP approved SFST Basic training course consisting of a minimum of 16 hours and solely devoted to Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Training.

Attendance Policy : P.O.S.T. attendance policy for this course will be strictly enforced. Attending 100% of the class time is mandatory and you MUST be on-time each day. Arriving late at any time (start-of-class, lunch or breaks) will not be tolerated.

 

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SFST Basic Training 24-Hours

Objective: Designed to provide officers the opportunity to develop the practical SFST skills needed for successful apprehension and conviction of impaired drivers. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to properly administer and score the standard SFST battery. This course meets the 8 hour HGN requirement as per Hill v. State of Missouri.

Credit: P.O.S.T. Certified.
Tuition: Waived for qualified Missouri law enforcement officers. Supported through MoDOT's Traffic and Highway Safety Division.

 

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SFST Instructor Recertification

Objective: This Instructor Recertification course will provide SFST Instructors the 2006 updated NHTSA SFST materials via a CD/DVD. This is the only curriculum that is to be used in Missouri. Instructors can become certified to use this material in all courses that they teach. This meeting will satisfy the recertification training requirements currently in force. Any instructor that has not taught for several years or has not used the material in a P.O.S.T certified setting should consider taking an instructor development course before teaching the course.

Credit: P.O.S.T. Certified.
Tuition: Waived for qualified Missouri law enforcement officers. Supported through MoDOT's Traffic and Highway Safety Division.

Pre-requisite: Prior successful completion of a NHTSA/IACP approved SFST Instructor course or NHTSA/IACP DRE Instructor course.

Instructor Recertification course dates and location: (Note Attendance is not mandatory. However, it is strongly suggested if you have issues with the program or want to participate more fully in the program.)



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SFST Instructor Training 36-hours

Objective: The SFST Instructor Course is a Train-the-Trainer course designed for officers who wish to become certified SFST Instructors and teach others how to administer and score the SFST Test Battery. The emphasis of the course is how to teach SFST and NOT how to perform the SFSTs. Students MUST have a thorough and above average knowledge of all aspects of SFST’s, and be proficient in administering and scoring the SFST tests prior to attending. This course meets or exceeds the NHTSA/IACP SFST Instructor Training Standards.

Credit: P.O.S.T. Certified
Tuition: Waived for qualified Missouri law enforcement officers. Supported through MoDOT's Traffic and Highway Safety Division.

Pre-requisite: Prior successful completion of a NHTSA/IACP approved SFST Basic training course consisting of a minimum of 24 hours and solely devoted to Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Training.

Attendance Policy: P.O.S.T. attendance policy for this course will be strictly enforced. Being on-time and attending 100% of the course is mandatory. Late arrivals, at any time, will not be tolerated. Please make note of the start times for each day to ensure you will be prepared and on time.

Enrollment Qualifications: A successful applicant must have a thorough knowledge of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test battery and a desire to instruct.  Acceptance in this course is based on the State SFST Coordinator's review of the applicant's resume, be accompanied by a letter of recommendation, signed by the chief law enforcement officer of the agency or his designee, and must be mailed to Missouri Safety Center, Attn: Tracey Durbin, UCM Humphrey Building Suite 200, Warrensburg, MO 64093 or emailed to Tracey Durbin (durbin@ucmo.edu) 660-543-4524 no later than (TBA).

In addition, acceptance will be based on the date and time the information was received, and the number of instructors currently employed by the law enforcement agency and State law.

**PLEASE NOTE**: All candidates will be required to pass an SFST proficiency exam on day one. If unable to successfully pass the proficiency exam the candidate will not be allowed to continue in the course.

MEALS AND LODGING ARE NOT PROVIDED FOR THIS TRAINING.

Contact information: Tracey Durbin (durbin@ucmo.edu) 660-543-4524.

* Paid for with federal highway safety funding by MoDOT

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