• 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Criminal Justice Institute is now accepting applications for this course. Potential candidates will need to complete an application packet and return it by the deadline of January 4, 2023. This certification course will be 40 classroom hours. The Candidate trains and certifies to become an instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program. This course certifies the candidate to teach Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Refresher, and Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor Development Courses.


This course will be held at the Criminal Justice Institute, 26 Corporate Hill Dr, Little Rock, AR 72205 on January 9-13, 2023 (8 am through 5 pm or possibly later). Lodging will be provided by CJI and all meals and travel expenses will be reimbursed for those traveling more than 50 miles away. For more information please contact Matthew Wharton at 501-570-8034 or mawharton@cji.edu.


Candidates must have the following:

  • Effected at least 25 DWI arrests in the past four years where you administered the SFSTs
  • Current Instructor Development Certification

Documents to download and return by deadline will include:

  1. SFST Instructor Application
  2. SFST Instructor Commitment Pledge
  3. Letters of recommendation
  4. SFST Instructor Application checklist

Please download the required documents, follow the directions, and submit the forms to Matthew Wharton at mawharton@cji.edu or mail them to: CJI Attn: Matthew Wharton, 26 Corporate Hill Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205. Please remember, if you mail the packet, to send it before the deadline of January 4, 2023. Incomplete applications and those post-marked after January 4, 2023 will not be accepted.