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DRE Training Process and its Prerequisites (DRE)

DRE Training Process and its Prerequisites Three Phase Training done over two weeks (80 Hours)

A drug recognition expert must have successfully completed an approved course in the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) before beginning the three-phase Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program, which includes the following phases:

Phase One: The 16-hour DRE Pre-school, which includes an overview of the DRE evaluation procedures, the seven drug categories, eye examinations and proficiency in conducting the SFSTs.

Phase Two: The 56-hour DRE School which includes an overview of the drug evaluation procedures, expanded sessions on each drug category, drug combinations, examination of vital signs, case preparation, courtroom testimony, and Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) preparation. At the conclusion of the 7-days of training, the officer must successfully complete a written examination before moving to the third and final phase of training.

Phase Three: During this phase the candidate DRE must complete a minimum of 12 drug evaluations under the supervision of a trained DRE instructor. Of those 12 evaluations, the officer must identify an individual under the influence of at least three of the seven drug categories and obtain a minimum 75% toxicological corroboration rate. The office must then pass a final knowledge examination and be approved by two DRE instructors before being certified as a certified DRE.

Date(s)  Mon. Sep 11, 2023 0800-1700 
Tue. Sep 12, 2023 0800-1700 
Wed. Sep 13, 2023 0800-1700 
Thu. Sep 14, 2023 0800-1700 
Fri. Sep 15, 2023 0800-1700 
Mon. Sep 18, 2023 0800-1700 
Tue. Sep 19, 2023 0800-1700 
Wed. Sep 20, 2023 0800-1700 
Thu. Sep 21, 2023 0800-1700 
Fri. Sep 22, 2023 0800-1700 
Location Mitchell Community College Continuing Education
701 W Front St, Statesville NC 28677 
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Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By Mitchell County 
Primary Instructor TBD, To Be Determined 
Course Length  
Course Hours 80 
Award Credentials
Equivalent Prerequisites
Maximum Participants 25
# Open Seats 25
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