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San Antonio – Drug Recognition Expert-Basic Certification

January 31, 2022 @ 8:00 am - February 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CST



152-hour course to certify officers as Drug Recognition Experts.  The course consists of three phases and a Certification Knowledge Examination:

  •   DRE Pre-School
  •   DRE School
  •   DRE Field Certification

The DRE Pre-School and DRE School run together over two consecutive weeks (9 days total)

Requirements to Attend:

  • Have a minimum of two years experience as a Texas peace officer employed by any state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency.
  • Have completed the NHTSA 24-hour Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course prior to application.
  • Possess a reasonable background in impaired driving enforcement.
  • Possess a documented ability to complete thorough and accurate reports.
  • Recommendation of two current Drug Recognition Experts.

For more information regarding the course or requirements to attend contact one of our staff or email us at:  [email protected]


Once your application is received you will be emailed a complete information packet.

Seat confirmation in the course is considered in the order that the completed application packets are received.

In cases where the school reaches capacity, suitable applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

Application to the DRE School is a competitive process and acceptance is not guaranteed.


*Please note this submission does not register you for the course, it is a request for application for the course.


January 31, 2022 @ 8:00 am CST
February 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CST


San Antonio Police Academy
12200 SE Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78221 United States
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Carlos Champion
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