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Standardized Field Sobriety Tests - Instructor Course

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IMPD Training Academy

901 North Post Road

Indianapolis, IN 46219

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The SFST Instructor Course is a comprehensive instructor course. This five-day course is designed to impart the student-instructor with the knowledge and skills for instructing the SFST Course. The 40 hours of classroom training include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:

  • ​Concepts of Adult Learning and Teaching

  • Standardzied Field Sobriety Testing Curriculum

  • Drugs That Impair Driving Curriculum

  • Teaching Techniques

  • ​Basic Public Speaking

  • Effective Classroom Presentations

  • Managing a Live Alcohol Workshop

  • Student Instructor Presentations

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Course Dates: Monday, September 16 through Friday, September 20, 2019

Start Date: Monday hours are 1:30 pm to 9:30 pm to accomodate Alcohol Workshop with Proficiency Exam.

Remaining training dates (Tuesday through Friday) from 8:30 to 5:00 pm

Registering for the date listed will enroll you for the full five day course.

Lodging is provided for those traveling more than 50 miles between days of the course.


Students should be selected from your agency who are specifically assigned to combating the impaired driver. Students are required to have previous training in SFSTs consistent with NHTSA standards. Additionally, students should possess an active interest in instructing other officers in becoming proficient in the application of SFSTs. Students must have completed the Basic Standardized Field Sobriety Course prior to be able to attend the instructor course. A proficiency perfomance exam will be administered on Monday of the course.


IMPD Training Academy

901 North Post Road

Indianapolis, IN 46219

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