Law Enforcement

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST)

Sep 27 2021 - Sep 29 2021


This course is based upon the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) concepts and principles as presented and distributed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) through the California Highway Patrol.  The course is designed to teach students how to become proficient at detecting evidence of driving while under the influence (DUI) suspects. Course to include segments on DUI laws, report writing, courtroom preparation and testimony, and extensive instruction on the three scientifically validated sobriety tests adopted by NHSTA. Course also includes practical exercises involving intoxicated test subjects.

Designed For

Law Enforcement Personnel


 24 hours


 .5 units


Certificate awarded upon completion.

College of Record

Hartnell College

College Term



San Carlos Library
610 Elm Street
San Carlos, CA

For more information and course registration, contact: Sarah Hathaway or

SBRPSTC Coordinator: Matthew Ortega
(408) 229-4227 or

Meeting days/times

Mon-Wed, 0800-1700 hours daily



College Application Process

This program is presented through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium of Community Colleges (SBRPSTC), which includes Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College, Hartnell College, Lake Tahoe Community College, College of San Mateo, and Cabrillo College.

Only courses and programs presented for college credit will be funded, transcripted and certified through one of the above accredited institutions.

Funds generated through this process offset the costs of each course, thereby reducing student fees for the student/agency and allowing us to present more courses. Consequently, we require all students taking one of our college-based courses to apply to the designated college using OpenCCC, the online college application system by which the majority of community colleges collects registration and transcription information.

Students will receive reservation confirmation and class information along with college application instructions approximately 45 days before the class starts. If applicable, you will be required to complete the college application process and submit your South Bay Registration Form, to include your OpenCCC and applicable College ID numbers no later than 30 days before the class start date.*Additional fees will apply to Non-College Registered Students. Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 for specific amounts.