SFST

 Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Course

​Background:

In the 1970s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began sponsoring research studies into the development of standardized tests for law enforcement officers to use to evaluate levels of impairment in drivers suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs or driving while intoxicated (DWI).  A number of tests were studied, and some of them were validated by the studies as being accurate indicators of impairment. 

The Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) course, also known as the DUI or DWI Detection course,  is a comprehensive course that is designed to increase the student's ability to detect impairment in drivers.  The fundamental purpose of this training course is to foster DWI deterrence, i.e., to dissuade people from driving while impaired by increasing the odds that they will be arrested and convicted. SFST training focuses on the three-phases of the DUI/DWI detection investigation, and especially on the battery of three tests that were validated by NHTSA in their studies. Students in this class learn how to recognize and document the presence or lack of clues from each test that indicate impairment in suspected DUI subjects. Successful completion of this class has resulted in attendees' improved ability to remove impaired drivers from California's roadways.

Course Description:

This course is a 16 hour classroom course which includes instruction on:

  • NHTSA Studies
  • General Deterrence
  • Physiology
  • Vehicle Code Review
  • Detection as a Three-Phase Process
  • Processing the Arrested Subject
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • SFST Instruction & Proficiency Testing
  • Report Writing

Pre-requisites:

In order to be considered for training in the SFST program, a person must be employed under direct contact of a criminal justice agency or institution involved in providing training services to law enforcement agencies.

Registration:

In order to register for this course, students are required to electronically submit a Training Request form 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 SFST State Coordinator, Officer Gary Martens, at (916) 843-4362.

 Upcoming SFST Classes

 

 

SFST Class - Union CitySFST Class - Union City9/27/2018 3:00:00 PM9/29/2018 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Freddy Camacho at fredc@unioncity.org. For more information please call (610) 675-5267.Alvarado Resource Center, 31880 Avlarado Boulevard, Union City, CA 94587<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 10</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: No</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-028</p>
SFST Class - PlacervilleSFST Class - Placerville10/2/2018 3:00:00 PM10/5/2018 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Robert Smith at rosmith@chp.ca.gov. Please e-mail if you have additional questions.CHP Placerville, 3031 Lohi Way, Placerville, CA 95667<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 24</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-015</p>
***CANCELLED*** SFST Class - Lakeport***CANCELLED*** SFST Class - Lakeport10/9/2018 3:00:00 PM10/12/2018 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Jake Slates at jslates@chp.ca.gov. For more information please call (707) 499-0805.Lake County Fairgrounds, Bldg. 1, 401 Martin Street, Lakeport, CA 95453<p>​***PER J. SLATES, THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED***</p><p>Training Request Form</p><p>Max Class Size: 15</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20291-18-032</p>
SFST Class - San BrunoSFST Class - San Bruno10/10/2018 2:00:00 PM10/11/2018 11:00:00 PMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Raymond Winters at raymond.winters@sfgov.org. For more information please call (650) 266-1757.San Francisco County Jail 1, 1 Moreland Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066<p>​***NOTE: For security reasons, attendees should not wear orange clothing to this facility***</p><p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf" target="_blank">Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 25</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: No</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-025</p>
SFST Class - CampbellSFST Class - Campbell10/11/2018 3:00:00 PM10/13/2018 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Cindy Campbell at ccampbell@cityofcampbell.com. For more information please call (408) 866-2188.Orchard City Banquet Hall, 1 West Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 24</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: No</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-026</p>
SFST Class - FairfieldSFST Class - Fairfield10/15/2018 3:00:00 PM10/18/2018 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Chris Beck at cbeck@fairfield.ca.gov. For more information please call (707) 428-7082.Art Koch Training Facility, 1717 Rex Clift Lane, Fairfield, CA 94533<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 30</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-020</p>
SFST Class - Simi ValleySFST Class - Simi Valley10/15/2018 3:00:00 PM10/18/2018 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Corey Baker at cbaker@simivalley.org. For more information please call (805) 583-6942.Ventura County Fire Department, Station 43, 5874 East Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93063<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 30</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-021</p>
SFST Class - Newport BeachSFST Class - Newport Beach10/15/2018 3:00:00 PM10/18/2018 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Mario Montero at mmontero@nbpd.org. For more information please call (949) 644-3667.Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf" target="_blank">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 30</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-002</p>
SFST Class - FullertonSFST Class - Fullerton10/22/2018 3:00:00 PM10/25/2018 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Patricia Arevalo at parevalo@fullertonpd.org. For more information please call (714) 738-6749.Fullerton Library, 353 West Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 35</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-029</p>
SFST Class - OxnardSFST Class - Oxnard10/22/2018 3:00:00 PM10/25/2018 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Mike Wood at mike.wood@oxnardpd.org. For more information please call (805) 385-7748.Oxnard Fire Station 8, 3000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 15</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-034</p>
SFST Class - MontereySFST Class - Monterey10/24/2018 3:00:00 PM10/26/2018 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Jaime Rios at jrios@chp.ca.gov. For more information please call (831) 770-8000.Monterey Parks and Recreation, 2211 Garden Road, Shop C, Monterey, CA 93940<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 25</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: No</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-022</p>
SFST Class - San MateoSFST Class - San Mateo10/30/2018 3:00:00 PM11/2/2018 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Robert Raw via e-mail at rraw@smcgov.org. For more information please call (650) 573-2545. San Mateo SO Training Center, 1601 Coyote Point Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94403<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf" target="_blank">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 24</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-005</p>
SFST Class - GilroySFST Class - Gilroy11/5/2018 4:00:00 PM11/7/2018 1:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return to Maricela Tomasetti at maricela.tomasetti@ci.gilroy.ca.us. For questions please call (408) 846-0525. Gilroy PD, 7301 Hanna Street, Gilroy, CA 95020<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 30</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: No</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-009</p>
SFST Class - RiversideSFST Class - Riverside12/3/2018 4:00:00 PM12/6/2018 1:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Timothy Roy at troy@riversideca.gov. For more information please call (951) 353-7177.Riverside PD, Magnolia Station, 10540 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92505<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 25</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-013</p>
SFST Class - Huntington BeachSFST Class - Huntington Beach12/10/2018 3:00:00 PM12/12/2018 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Julie Christie at jchristie@hbpd.org. For more information please call (714) 960-8848.Huntington Beach PD, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 25</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: No</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-033</p>
SFST Instructor Class - Newport BeachSFST Instructor Class - Newport Beach12/10/2018 4:00:00 PM12/15/2018 1:00:00 AMTo register for this class, please complete a Training Request form and e-mail it along with your SFST certificate to Gary Martens at gmartens@chp.ca.gov. For questions call (916) 843-4360.Marina Park Recreation Building, 1600 West Balboa Boulevard, 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: 8</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: No</p><p>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></p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20291-18-003</p>
SFST Class - FullertonSFST Class - Fullerton2/6/2019 4:00:00 PM2/9/2019 1:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Patricia Arevalo at parevalo@fullertonpd.org. For more information please call (714) 738-6749.Fullerton Library, 353 West Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 35</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-030</p>
SFST Instructor Class - RiversideSFST Instructor Class - Riverside2/25/2019 4:00:00 PM3/2/2019 1:00:00 AMTo register for this class, please complete a Training Request form and e-mail it along with your SFST certificate to Gary Martens at gmartens@chp.ca.gov. For questions call (916) 843-4360.Riverside PD, Magnolia Station, 10540 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92505<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 8</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: No</p><p>Pre-Requisites: <a href="/programs-services/for-law-enforcement/drug-recognition-evaluator-program/schedule-of-classes/sfst">SFST</a></p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20291-18-004 </p>
SFST Class - RiversideSFST Class - Riverside4/1/2019 3:00:00 PM4/4/2019 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Timothy Roy at troy@riversideca.gov. For more information please call (951) 353-7177.Riverside PD, Magnolia Station, 10540 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92505<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 25</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-18-014</p>
SFST Class - Newport BeachSFST Class - Newport Beach4/3/2019 3:00:00 PM4/6/2019 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please submit a Training Request form to Mario Montero via e-mail at mmontero@nbpd.org. For questions please call (949) 644-3667. Marina Park, 1600 West Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92663<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 30</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20291-18-031</p>
SFST Class - RiversideSFST Class - Riverside7/8/2019 3:00:00 PM7/11/2019 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please complete the Training Request form and return it to Timothy Roy at troy@riversideca.gov. For more information please call (951) 353-7177.Riverside PD, Magnolia Station, 10540 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92505<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 25</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20290-19-001</p>
SFST Class - Newport BeachSFST Class - Newport Beach9/17/2019 3:00:00 PM9/20/2019 12:00:00 AMTo register for this class please submit a Training Request form to Mario Montero via e-mail at mmontero@nbpd.org. For questions please call (949) 644-3667. Newport Beach Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92663<p><a href="/ImpairedDrivingSite/Documents/Training%20Request%20066%20Rev%202-18.pdf">​Training Request Form</a></p><p>Max Class Size: 30</p><p>Fee: No</p><p>Wet Lab: Yes</p><p>Pre-Requisites: None</p><p>POST CCN: 1270-20291-19-002</p>

 

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