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Forensic Tests for Alcohol: Law Enforcement Training


01/04/19: Effective March 2019 and in partnership with the Department of Justice and the NC Justice Academy, the Forensic Tests for Alcohol Branch will implement its automated student enrollment and certification system for Intox EC/IR II courses. Offered to law enforcement officers, registration is located on the North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. The new system, powered by the Acadis Readiness Suite software program, offers self-service features, a complete audit trail, and legally-defensible training records.

ASTD Repair Form (DOC, 201 KB)

Updated 01/11/19:
2019 Training Calendar (PDF, 120 KB)

Updated 11/07/18:
Intox EC/IR II Training Regions (PDF, 104 KB)

Note: Please direct questions pertaining to DRE, SFST, ARIDE, ASTD and IDD to Bonnie Rogers-McKee, State Training Coordinator, (919) 707-5266.


The Forensic Tests for Alcohol Branch provides training to federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies who have the responsibility of administering chemical analyses to drivers charged with implied consent offenses. Officers are trained and issued permits as Chemical Analysts to operate the Intox EC/IR II breath alcohol testing instrument.

Law Enforcement Training

  • Intox EC/IR II Operator Basic
  • Intox EC/IR II Operator Recertification
  • Alcohol Screening Test Device (ASTD)
  • Intro to Drugged Driving
  • Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
  • Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and SFST Refresher

Instructor Certification Training

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Instructor and Refresher
  • Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Instructor and Refresher

Intox EC/IR II Training Regions

FTA Training Regions

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Updated: January 11, 2019