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DRE Training Schools

  • September 12-13, 2019 - DRE Pre-School
    DCI Crime Lab, 2240 South Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50023
  • September 16-20 & 23-25, 2019 - DRE School Classroom Training Hampton Inn & Suites, 6160 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • September 26-28, 2019 - In-State DRE Field Certification
    Iowa State Patrol District 1, 260 NW 48th Place, Des Moines, IA
  • November 3-10, 2019 - Out-of-State DRE Field Certification
    Phoenix, AZ

DRE Re-Certification Training

  • June 17, 2019- Iowa State Patrol District 1, I-80 & 2nd Avenue, 260 NW 48th Place, Des Moines, IA 50313
  • June 26, 2019- Iowa State Patrol District 7, 2437 235th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
  • December 16, 2019- Des Moines Police Academy, 433 E. Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315

Applications for DRE training will be accepted starting January 1 through May 15, 2019. 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

  • September 9-13, 2019: Applications for DRE Instructor School will be accepted starting February 1 through May 15, 2019. To apply, officers must complete and submit the forms below.


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:

No classes scheduled until FFY 2020


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Last Updated: 05-14-2014 (SMB)
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