This site provides a listing of the courses, dates and locations for training required
by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in order for a individual to be certified
as a breath alcohol testing operator in accordance with §32-5A-194 Code of Alabama,
1975, as amended, and the Alabama Administrative Code, Chapter
The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, Implied Consent Section exists to:
- Provide law enforcement with an effective and defensible breath alcohol testing
program for use in enforcing the DUI Laws of the State of Alabama.
- Provide those citizens directed to submit breath samples for the detection of alcohol
with the most comprehensive and scientifically reliable program available.
In accordance with our mission we currently offer three classes to law enforcement
Breath Alcohol Testing New Operator Training Course
Completion of this one day course will certify attendees to conduct a breath alcohol
test using the Alabama configured Draeger Alcotest 7110 MK-III. The course is comprised
of two portions; 1) a lecture discussing the theory of operation and the features
unique to the Alabama program, which concludes with a written proficiency examination
and 2) a practical laboratory exercise and examination which requires “hands-on”
operation of the instrument by trainees. Applicants must be an employee of a federal,
state, county or municipal law enforcement agency to be accepted into this training.
Annual Breath Alcohol
Testing Operator Recertification Course
In order for an operator to maintain an “active” operator status they must
attend a recertification course once a calendar year. This course is comprised of
two portions; 1) a lecture discussing relevant legal issues surrounding breath alcohol
testing and a review of the theory of operation of the instrument, which concludes
with a written proficiency examination and 2) a practical laboratory exercise which
requires “hands-on” operation of the instrument by trainees. Only employees of federal,
state, county, or municipal law enforcement agencies who have previously completed
the Breath Alcohol Testing Operator Training Course and who have not missed two
consecutive years of recertification training will be accepted into this course.
Alabama Preliminary Breath Testing Instrument
Completion of this course constitutes approved training as required by Chapter
370-1-1-.05 of the rules of Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (ADFS) Chemical
Test for Intoxication. This course is designed to provide instruction in the operation
a PBT device, to include calibration techniques, troubleshooting and guidelines
for establishing a quality assurance/control program for each department. Applicants
must be an employee of a federal, state, county or municipal law enforcement agency
to be accepted into this training. Online registration is not currently available
for this course. Please contact ADFS Implied Consent for registration information.
Please use the menu at left to navigate this site. If you wish to register for a class, please click
the "Registration Form" link.
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cartridges, please go here and submit the form.