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DRE Training Schools

  • September 13-14, 2018 - DRE Pre-School
    Adventureland Inn Hotel & Conference Center, Altoona, IA
  • September 17-21 & 24-26, 2018 - DRE School Classroom Training Adventureland Inn Hotel & Conference Center, Altoona, IA
  • September 27-29, 2018 - In-State DRE Field Certification
    Iowa State Patrol District 1, 260 NW 48th Place, Des Moines, IA
  • October 14-21, 2018 - Out-of-State DRE Field Certification
    Phoenix, AZ

DRE Re-Certification Training

  • May 1, 2018
    Iowa State Patrol District 1, 260 NW 48th Place, Des Moines, IA
  • August 6, 2018
    Dubuque Emergency Responder Training Facility, 14928 Public Safety Way, Dubuque, IA
  • August 27, 2018
    Iowa State Patrol District 5, 5116 Hwy 3, Cherokee, IA
  • December 10, 2018
    Des Moines Police Academy, 433 E. Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA

Applications for DRE training will be accepted starting January 1 through May 15, 2018. To apply, officers must complete and submit the forms below.

DRE Student Forms
DRE Student Application Check-off
DRE Student Minimum Qualifications
DRE Student Application
DRE Student Committment Form

(All three forms are required for the DRE class.)

DRE Instructor School

  • TBD

    DRE Instructor Student Forms
    DRE Instructor Application Check-off

    DRE Instructor Minimum Qualifications
    DRE Instructor Application
    DRE Instructor Commitment Form


    A. R. I. D. E.

    About the school….
              ARIDE is a free 16-hour training option bridging the gap between SFST and DRE for Law Enforcement officers. 

    Course Description: This is an intermediate level course designed to offer more than a basic understanding of the impairing effects of drugs (illicit and licit), alcohol, and/or the combination of both. The officer must be able to administer and interpret the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test for alcohol‐impaired suspects, and be proficient in the administration and evaluation of the battery of tests involved with SFST. The officer will be required to pass an SFST proficiency examination the first day of training. The student who successfully completes this training will be able to recognize that an individual may be under the influence of a drug or drugs other than alcohol, or under the combined influence of alcohol and other drugs, or suffering from some injury or illness that produces signs similar to alcohol/drug impairment. Additionally, the student will be able to recognize the broad category or categories of drugs inducing the observable signs of impairment.
         County Attorney’s and Law enforcement officers actively involved in proactive OWI and traffic law enforcement are encouraged to attend this hands-on intensive two day training program. County Attorneys are encouraged to attend all or any part of the two day training.  All training aids, materials and supplies will be provided at no cost to the participant by GTSB

    Courses are Limited to the First 30 Registrants

    Upcoming A.R.I.D.E. Training:

    November 13-14, 2018- Northwood Fire Station, 96 8th Street North, Northwood, IA 50459 Registration Form

    January 15-16, 2019- Humboldt Event Center, Humboldt County Fair Grounds, 311 6th Avenue North, Humboldt, IA 50548 Registration Form





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