DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Basic Course

This course is hosted by the Washington State Patrol. 

During this 24-hour course, law enforcement officers will learn:

•    How to recognize behavior that points towards impaired driving;

•    The importance of the SFST battery, and how to properly administer the tests;

•    When to make an impaired driving arrest;

•    How to write accurate and detailed reports;

•    How to give clear and convincing testimony.

Officers will receive instruction on how to conduct thorough impaired driving investigations, under- stand the scientifically tested methods to detect, screen, and process impaired drivers. On the final day of the course, students will participate in a practical wet lab exercise, where they will be able to test on their SFST administration.


Students should be a state certified or commissioned law enforcement officer, and must be currently employed by a law enforcement agency. To attend, officers must possess a valid Washington State breath test instrument (BAC) operator permit.


(206) 720-3018