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Standardized Field Sobriety Basic Practitioner (SFST)


Franklin County Public Safety Training Center

3075 Molly Pitcher Highway

Chambersburg, PA 17202

The course is designed to provide instructional and practical experience to the law enforcement officer by demonstrating techniques that can be utilized in the field for the detection of a person who is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Class participants are trained in the techniques of conducting the standardized test battery.  This will be a hybrid class utilizing elements of both wet and dry labs and will include actual SFST testing on volunteer participants.

Students successfully completing the curriculum will receive a certificate as SFST practitioners.  This course serves as the initial course for impaired driving detection. It is the prerequisite course for the advanced roadside enforcement class (ARIDE) and SFST instructor school.

The Course Curriculum includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • DUI Detection – Vehicle in Motion
  • Personal Contact with DUI Operator
  • Techniques and Applications of Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (HGN)
  • Techniques and Applications of Vertical Gaze Nystagmus Test (VGN)
  • Techniques and Applications of Walk and Turn Test
  • Techniques and Applications of One Leg Stand Test
  • Processing and Report Writing


PA DUI Association
Student Dress:
Business casual
Class Length:
24 hours
National Certified Course:
Class Dates:
October 19, 2021 0830-1630
October 20, 2021 0830-1630
October 21, 2021 0830-1630
Registration Deadline:
October 6, 2021
Registration Instructions:
Please register at the bottom of the training class link
Registration Fee:

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