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Course DescriptionThis is a “train-the-trainer” course.  Topics include concepts of adult learning and teaching and the DRE/SFST curriculum package.  This training complies with the standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Students must pass both a teaching practicum (pass/fail) and a written examination (80%) to fulfill graduation requirements.  Graduates will be qualified to conduct DRE/SFST training and given the resources necessary to do so.

Credit: P.O.S.T. Certified – 18 Hours Technical Studies; 6 Hours Skill Development; 1 Hour Legal Studies (Note: No Mineral Area College Credit)

Prerequisite for SFST Instructors: Any person who desires to become an instructor in the SFST program shall have licensure as a peace officer from the Peace Officer Standards and Training program; have a minimum of seventy five (75) DWI arrests; hold a current/valid permit issued by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for one or more of the Missouri approved breath alcohol instruments; and provide a resume outlining education and law enforcement history.  Candidate must also show proficiency in administering the SFST battery in front of an SFST Instructor Trainer prior to completing the course.  Candidate will be given two (2) attempts to satisfactorily complete the battery.  Students will not be taught how to perform the SFST battery, but rather how to teach others.  The DRE / SFST Technical Panel will review and select all applicants for the school.

Attendance Policy: P.O.S.T. attendance policy for this course will be strictly enforced. Being on-time and attending 100% of the course is mandatory. Late arrivals, at any time, will not be tolerated. Please make note of the start times for each day to ensure you will be prepared and on time.

Application: Students must complete and turn the SFST Instructor application by December 10, 2018.

Click here for 2019 SFST Instructor School Application

Who Should Attend: Personnel assigned the duties of training officers for DWI enforcement.

In addition, acceptance will be based on the date and time the information was received, and the number of instructors currently employed by the law enforcement agency and State law.

Contact information: Jeanette Ford ( 573-751-3626.  Coordinator: Trooper Andrew Armstron 573-751-4599

Tuition/Registration FeesRegistration fees are due by the first day of class.  If fees are not paid in full prior to completion of class, certificates and continuing education hours will not be issued unless payment is received.


$202 – tuition, meals, and lodging
$132 – tuition and meals
$450 – tuition, meals, and lodging (federal, private, and non-Missouri agencies)
$265 – tuition and meals (federal, private, and non-Missouri agencies)

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