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Training Courses

Platt and Associates provides legal professionals with a variety of professional development training including National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) training, NHTSA approved SFST Instructor certification and an overview of the Drug Evaluation and Classification program.

Education is the foundation of all our training programs. Our experts have developed the curriculum higher learning institutions use to teach courses related to impaired driving. They have also lectured higher learning students in relation to DWI/DUI offences and have instructed law enforcement personnel on the Criminal Justice System.

Our Courses

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course (NHTSA Course) 2018 Curriculum

This training course will train the attendee in the most current NHTSA approved SFST training curriculum. This is the same NHTSA SFST training course that law enforcement officers are trained in nationwide and testify to in court. The course is open to any student who wants to learn more about the NHTSA approved standardized field sobriety testing and its foundation.

This course will train the legal professional in:

Perspectives on recognizing driving behavior exhibited by impaired drivers; Attitudes and skills in detecting the impaired driver; Understanding the tasks and decisions involved in identifying the intoxicated driver; The DWI detection process (vehicle in motion, personal contact, pre-arrest screening); Effects of DWI enforcement; DWI enforcement and the three standardized field sobriety tests (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Walk and Turn, and One Leg Stand); Typical clues of alcohol intoxication; Divided attention testing and the NHTSA standardized field sobriety testing administrative and scoring protocols; SFST validation studies; Live alcohol workshop and demonstrations of different types of nystagmus will be displayed and observed. The course includes current NHTSA SFST student manual and past NHTSA SFST student manuals and validation studies on a jump drive.

San Antonio, Texas

Date: TBD

Aloft San Antonio Airport
838 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78216

Course Cost: $600.00

Drug Evaluation and Classification Overview Course (DRE)

This training seminar is an overview of the key evaluation principles found in the NHTSA Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP-DRE)
curriculum. This unique training course will inform the attendee in the most current NHTSA/IACP approved DRE procedures and training curriculum/protocols as well as case planning techniques from a medical and scientific point of view. This training seminar will train the legal professional in:

Development and effectiveness of the drug recognition process; Overview of physiology of drugs; The drug evaluation and classification procedures (12 step process); Drug evaluation eye examinations (HGN, VGN, lack of convergence, estimation of pupil size, pupil reaction to light); Vital sign examinations (pulse rates, blood pressure, and body temperature); Seven drug categories; Drug combinations; Analysis of the drug evaluation narrative report and the drug influence evaluation face sheet; and proper use of the drug evaluation matrix to form drug category classification. Attendees will receive a jump drive of the most recent NHTSA DECP course pre-school and long course manuals along with DECP studies and case law as well as ARIDE manuals.

This one of a kind course is team-taught with Dr. Fran Gengo, PHARM.D. or Dr. Michelle Rainka, PHARM.D. giving this course a unique look at pharmacology from the law enforcement and pharmacologist points of view.

Date: TBD

Course Cost: $700.00

Wingate by Wyndham Indianapolis Airport-Rockville Road
5797 Rockville Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46224

Room Rate of $90.00 per night (under DRE Training)

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Are you a lawyer looking to improve their knowledge of impaired driving law? Platt and Associates provide advanced legal training in a wide range of impaired driving topics including. Our training is flexible so you can fit your learning around your busy schedule. Modules are available in person or teaching can also be provided online.

Program Overviews / Seminars

The experts at Platt and Associates are also available to speak at seminars on a range of topics. These talks function as a program overview to give participants a better understanding of impaired driving law. Our speakers have provided legal organizations with presentations on impaired driving issues both at both state and national levels. If you have a legal conference coming up, consider how beneficial it could be to have qualified experts in law enforcement, impaired driving detection and pharmacology could have to your event.

To attend one of our courses, book a private training session or for more information call 979-846-3950


4343 Carter Creek Parkway, Suite 120
Bryan, Texas 77802

+1 (979) 846 3950

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