Courses of Instruction


  • February 25 - March 1, 2013

Prerequisite: Must be an active, certified Drug Recognition Expert, and have completed at least 25 drug influence evaluations (not including the initial 12 evaluations required for initial certification).  Additionally, candidates must provide a letter of support from their agency head or DRE coordinator, a current DRE resume and rolling log, and their own statement outlining why they want to become a DRE instructor.  Enrollment in this course will be at the discretion of the course coordinator.

Course Description: The goal of this course is to provide participants the skills, abilities, and techniques required to deliver effective DRE training.  Various topics of instruction will be discussed, including adult learning principles, motivation techniques, effective questioning techniques, and the development and use of training aids.  Basic concepts and principles of instructing and use of the standard DRE lesson plans will be discussed.  Students will be given a teaching practicum, as well as a written examination to fulfill graduation requirements.  This training complies with the standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Who Should Attend: Certified drug recognition experts who meet the required prerequisites.


  • Funding provided through a Highway Safety Grant for most of the training.

Continuing Education Hours:

  • 19 hours Skill Development
  • 16 hours Technical Studies
  • 1 hour Legal Studies

Mineral Area College Credit:

  • None
  1. Sergeant Joe Armistead
  2. 573-751-9941
  3. NOTE:  Students who successfully complete this course will be required to instruct at the DRE School held at the Law Enforcement Academy, April 15-26, 2013
  4. For questions concerning enrollment:
  5. Jeanette Ford
  6. 573-751-3626 or


Application For Training