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Drug Recognition Expert Instructor Development

The Criminal Justice Institute is now accepting applications for this course. Potential candidates will need to complete the application packet and return it by the deadline of August 1, 2017. This certification course will be 40 classroom hours. The Candidate trains and certifies to become an instructor of the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP). This course certifies the candidate to teach Drug Recognition Expert School, Drug Recognition Expert Instructor Development, Drug Recognition Expert Refresher, and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) courses.


This course will be held at the Criminal Justice Institute located at 26 Corporate Hill Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205, August 21-25, 2017 (8 am thru 5pm). For more information please contact DRE Program Specialist Jeremy Bennett (501) 570-8034 or Traffic Safety Program Manager/State DRE Coordinator Tara Amuimuia (501) 570-8035


Candidates must have the following:
    • Completed at least 25 Evaluations (not including original certification)
    • Completed an ARIDE Class or attend within 12 months of DRE Instructor Development Course completion
    • Current Instructor Development Certification thru CLEST
    • Current SFST Instructor Certification thru CLEST
    • At least one DRE Recertification

Course will also require (within 12 months of class):

The candidate to instruct 8 hours of DECP related course material, as well as oversee four DRE Candidate Evaluations.

Documents to return by August 1, 2017 will include:

    1. DRE Instructor Application Checklist
    2. DRE Instructor Application
    3. DRE Instructor Commitment Pledge
    4. Letters of recommendation

Please click on the links above to download the required forms, follow the directions and send them back to DRE Program Specialist Jeremy Bennett at or mail them to 26 Corporate Hill Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205. Please remember if you mail the packet to send it before the deadline of August 1, 2017. Incomplete Applications will not be accepted.

• This class is 40 hours.
• This class earns credits in our Degree Program.