NHTSA/IACP "Drug Recognition Expert" (DRE) Training Overview:
TBA – Spring, 2023

 This course will be using the newly released 2018 DRE training curriculum

Approved for 16 CLE hours & 2 Trial hours by the State Bar of Georgia

– Learn What Goes On Behind Closed Doors –

This course is taught by a former certified DRE Instructor who has actually trained law enforcement officers in the NHTSA/IACP DRE student course and DRE instructor course.

Participants will receive a thorough overview in the newly released 2018 NHTSA/IACP DRE Pre-School & DRE 7-Day training curriculum that officers attend nationwide. Emphasis will be made on analyzing a DRE case file, including, the DRE Face Sheet & DRE Narrative report, how to compare the two with one another and with the Drug Symptomology Chart, as well as emphasis on each specific step involved in a 12-step DRE evaluation. Time will also be spent covering the IACP’s rules and regulations that officers are required to follow in order to become certified and to recertify as a DRE.

Course Instructor: Anthony D. Palacios, Impaired Driving Specialists, LLC

Trial Techniques Instructor: Steve Oberman – Oberman & Rice, Knoxville, TN

Pharmacology / Toxicology Instructor: Randall Tackett, Ph.D. Pharmacology Professor UGA

Training Location: Marriott Conference Center, Alpharetta, GA – The discounted group lodging rate at the hotel is $95 plus tax. After registering, Attendee will receive a confirmation email containing a link to access the discounted group rate.”

Date: TBA – Spring, 2023

Fee: $750.00/Participant

Areas to be covered: Interpreting Blood & Urine Toxicology Results, Trial Techniques & Tips in DRE Case, The 12 Step Process in a DRE evaluation, Interpreting a DRE Face Sheet and Narrative, The 7 DRE Drug Categories, Drug Combinations & Their Effects, The Drug Symptomology Chart, Examination of Vital Signs, The 4 Psychophysical Tests during a DRE Evaluation, The 4 Eye Exams during a DRE Evaluation, The Development and Validation of the DRE Program.


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