RECERT

 Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Recertification Course

 Background:


Due to the fast-paced evolution of drugs and drug-impaired driving, Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training must be maintained on an ongoing basis in order to be effective in removing impaired drivers from roadways.  The Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP) has addressed this need with the development of the two-year recertification cycle.  In order to maintain DRE certification after the initial classroom course and field certification phases have been completed, every two years, certified DREs must meet four requirements to prove that they are actively involved in the program and that they have received up-to-date information on new and changing legislation and drug trends.

One requirement is that (1) DREs must complete at least 8 hours of recertification classroom training every two years.  This course not only serves as a refresher for the basic concepts learned in the initial
DRE training, it is also an opportunity for DREs to learn about changing drug and DUI legislation, new drug trends, and issues of officer safety with regard to drugs and impaired individuals.

The remaining three requirements are (2) performing and (3) documenting a minimum number of evaluations in the two-year certification period (including one in front of a certified instructor at the recertification class) and (4) documenting any other related training, experience, or education completed in that two-year period.  A more detailed description of the four requirements is located in the pre-requisites section below.

Course Description:


This course is an 8-hour classroom course which includes instruction on:
 
· Drug/DUI Legislation Updates
· SFST Review
· Eye Examinations
· Current Drug Trends
· Administrative Procedures
 
There will be one instructor-led evaluation simulation during the class.

Flyers for classes are available upon request.

Pre-requisites:


In order to recertify, the DRE is required to do the following:

1. Must have completed at least four evaluations* within the past two years of certification.
2. Update the
National Tracking System with evaluations and toxicology results.
3. Send an updated
Curriculum Vitae to the Impaired Driving Section at dre@chp.ca.gov.
4. Attend an 8-hour DRE Recertification class.
*One of these must be an instructor-led evaluation and will be completed during the recertification class.
 

Registration:


Upcoming classes may be found in the Schedule of Classes page under
RECERT.  In order to register for this course, students are required to electronically submit a Training Request form as well as a copy of their most recent DRE card to the course coordinator.  An email with a name and POST ID number will not suffice to reserve a roster spot.

Fees & Costs:


There is no registration fee to attend this course. If a facility use fee is charged by the hosting agency, it will be noted in the expanded course description. This course is funded through the California Office of Traffic Safety DRE Grant. Travel reimbursement is not available for this course.

Hosting:


If your agency is interested in hosting this course at your training facility, please contact the Recertification State Coordinator, Officer Mike Phillips, at (916) 843-4378 or michphillips@chp.ca.gov.

 Upcoming DRE Recertification Classes

 

 

DRE Recertification Class - FresnoDRE Recertification Class - Fresno7/6/2022 3:00:00 PM7/7/2022 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please submit a CHP 522, Training Request form along with your most recent DRE card to Matt Halvorson via e-mail at mhalvorson@chp.ca.gov. For more information, please call (559) 705-2200. CHP Fresno Area, 1380 E. Fortune Avenue, Fresno, CA 93725<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf" target="_blank">​Training Request Form</a><br>Max Class Size: 20<br>Fee: No <br>Wet Lab: No <br>Pre-Requisites: <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=76bdb9c2-3652-4bd5-b330-1eb3d8127efd&TermSetId=60be2733-c40e-4f75-96cc-b67d4d71e190&TermId=6f34a449-1e0e-409b-b292-80d99838059c" target="_blank">SFST</a> , <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=76bdb9c2-3652-4bd5-b330-1eb3d8127efd&TermSetId=60be2733-c40e-4f75-96cc-b67d4d71e190&TermId=220888f9-6d5d-40d4-804c-19e7541196b3" target="_blank">ARIDE</a>  & <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=76bdb9c2-3652-4bd5-b330-1eb3d8127efd&TermSetId=60be2733-c40e-4f75-96cc-b67d4d71e190&TermId=604eb652-6afb-4abe-a6df-60b943209196" target="_blank">DRE</a><br>POST CCN: 1270-22172-22-001<br></p>
DRE Recertification Class - FairfieldDRE Recertification Class - Fairfield7/18/2022 3:00:00 PM7/19/2022 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please submit a CHP 522, Training Request form along with your most recent DRE card to Kennan Sievers via e-mail at ksievers@fairfield.ca.gov. For more information please call (707)580-1058.Art Kock Range & Training- 1717 Rex Clift Ln, Fairfield, CA 94533<p>​<a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf" target="_blank">Training Request Form</a><br></p>
DRE Recertification Class - Bakersfield DRE Recertification Class - Bakersfield 7/18/2022 4:00:00 PM7/19/2022 1:00:00 AMTo register for this class please submit a CHP 522, Training Request form along with your most recent DRE card to Blair Hardcastle via e-mail at BHardcastle@chp.ca.gov. For more information please call (661) 396-6600.420 Club, 3910 Alfred Harrel Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93308<p>​<a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf" target="_blank">Training Request 066 Rev 2-18.pdf</a><br></p><p>Max Class Size: 30<br></p><p>Fee: No<br></p><p>Wet Lab: No</p><p>Pre- Requisites: SFST, ARIDE, DRE<br></p><p>POST CNN: 1270-22172-22-004<br></p><p><br></p>
DRE Recertification Class - Beverly HillsDRE Recertification Class - Beverly Hills7/19/2022 3:00:00 PM7/20/2022 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please submit a CHP 522, Training Request form along with your most recent DRE card to Dale Drummon via e-mail at DBdrummond@beverlyhills.org. For more information please call (310) 285-2173.464 North Rexford Dr., Bevery Hills, CA 90210<p>​<a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf" target="_blank">Training Request 066 Rev 2-18.pdf</a><br></p><p>Max Class Size: 5<br></p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: No</p><p>Pre-Requisites: SFST, ARIDE & DRE<br></p><p>POST CNN: 1270-22172-22-006<br></p>
DRE Recertification Class - FullertonDRE Recertification Class - Fullerton8/8/2022 3:00:00 PM8/9/2022 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please submit a CHP 522, Training Request along with your most recent DRE card to Patricia Arevalo-Odom via e-mail at parevalo@fullertonpd.org. For more information please call (714) 738-6749.FPD Mural Room, 237 W. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf" target="_blank">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 15<br></p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: No</p><p>Pre-Requisites: SFST, ARIDE & DRE</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-22172-22-003<br></p>
DRE Recertification Class - Simi ValleyDRE Recertification Class - Simi Valley9/19/2022 3:00:00 PM9/20/2022 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please submit a Training Request form along with your most recent DRE card to Rachel Myers via e-mail at rmyers@simivalley.org. For more information please call (805) 583-6942.Simi Valley Police Department, 3901 Alamo Street Simi Valley, CA 93063<p>​<a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf" target="_blank">Training Request 066 Rev 2-18.pdf</a><br></p><p>Max Class Size: 15<br></p><p>Fee: No<br></p><p>Wet Lab: No<br></p><p>Pre-Requisites: SFST, ARIDE, DRE<br></p><p>POST CNN: 1270-22172-22-005<br></p>
DRE Recertification Class - Newport BeachDRE Recertification Class - Newport Beach9/27/2022 3:00:00 PM9/28/2022 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please submit a CHP 522, Training Request along with your most recent DRE card to Bill Hume via e-mail at hmiller@nbpd.org. For more information please call (949) 644-3663.Marina Park- 1600 W. Balboa Blvd. Newport Beach, CA 92663<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf" target="_blank">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 25<br></p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: No</p><p>Pre-Requisites: SFST, ARIDE & DRE</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-22172-22-007<br></p>
DRE Recertification Class - SalinasDRE Recertification Class - Salinas10/12/2022 3:00:00 PM10/13/2022 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please submit a CHP 522, Training Request form along with your most recent DRE card to Jaime Rios via e-mail at jrios@chp.ca.gov. For more information please call (831) 770-8000.Monterey Area CHP/ 960 E. Blanco Rd Salinas, CA 93901 /Briefing Room<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf" target="_blank">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 25<br></p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: No</p><p>Pre-Requisites: SFST, ARIDE & DRE</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-22172-22-002<br></p>

 

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