All FTA training courses can be found on the ACADIS website
Upcoming Drug Recognition Expert Course
If you are interested in becoming and DRE, please fill out the application below and return to DWITraining@dhhs.nc.gov no later than 5:00PM on 6/15/23.You will be notified of your acceptance 45 days prior to the course start.
Drug Recognition Expert Course
September 11-22, 2023 (Statesville)
Upcoming SFST Instructor Development Course
If you are interested in becoming and SFST Instructor, please fill out the application below and return to DWITraining@dhhs.nc.gov You will be notified of your acceptance 45 days prior to the course start.
SFST Instructor Development Course 2023 Dates
December 4-8, 2023 (Samarcand)
- The purpose of this course is to familiarize, improve and aid the officer’s ability to recognize suspects who may be under the influence of alcohol by use of an Alcohol Screening Test Device (ASTD.)
- ACADIS Portal
- ASTD Repair Form (DOC, 201 KB)
- Alcohol Screening Test Devices (PDF, 230 KB)
DECP: (Drug Evaluation and Classification Program's)
Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals (DITEP)
DITEP is a course intended to provide school administrators, school nurses, teachers, school resource officers, counselors, school bus drivers, and others with training that assist them in recognizing the signs and symptoms of drug impairment from both legal and illegal substances. This training allows for the early detection and intervention strategies in our youth with substance abuse issues so that they can be offered assistance and resources they need to live drug free lives.
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Recognition (SABR)
SABR training is geared toward mental health professionals, emergency services personnel, correctional facility staff, detention officers, and others. This training is designed to provide the student with information that will aid them during their duties in recognizing persons with substance abuse and behavioral health issues so that appropriate resources and treatments can be directed to the individual to improve their health, safety, and wellbeing.
For more information regarding DITEP, SABR, or any other training offered by FTA, please send your inquiry to: FTAtraining@dhhs.nc.gov
Forensic Tests for Alcohol Pages
Forensic Tests for Alcohol
Alcohol is a major factor in traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities on the streets and highways of North Carolina. In 2017, the state saw 1,287 fatalities on the road, and 26.4 percent, or 368 of those were alcohol-impaired driving fatalities.
The Forensic Tests for Alcohol Branch seeks to reduce the incidence of impaired driving by providing comprehensive training programs to law enforcement personnel in the detection, apprehension and prosecution of the impaired driver.
Since 1964, the Branch has provided training to law enforcement officers in breath alcohol testing. Over the years, the Branch has expanded its role by providing the following additional services:
- Specialized and comprehensive training programs;
- Instrumentation for officers to test impaired drivers;
- Scientific support for state prosecutors;
- Highway/safety equipment for safety and educational events; and
- Educational/safety talks to explain the dangers of impaired driving.
ASTD Program State Coordinator
DRE/SFST Programs State Coordinator
Acadis Project Manager
State Training & Data Management Specialist
Last Modified: 5-1-2023