Standard Field Sobriety Testing

Standard Field Sobriety Testing / Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Course

Standards in this section specify the criteria that must be met prior to an individual's completion in the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Program. These criteria outline the knowledge and skills required to be considered for training, as well as the knowledge required for completion of the program.

The current approved curriculum involves a three-day training program. Prior to beginning the training program, participants should have an interest in traffic law enforcement with an emphasis on DUI/DWI. During this training, participants are taught to administer and interpret the results of the SFST battery, including horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN), walk-and-turn and the one-leg-stand.

Upon completion of this classroom training, the student must pass a comprehensive written examination and successfully complete a proficiency examination witnessed by an SFST instructor.

Contact Information

POST@coag.gov 

(720) 508-6721

Upon completion of this classroom training, the student must pass a comprehensive written examination and successfully complete a proficiency examination witnessed by an SFST instructor.

Please see the SFST, ARIDE and DRE Certification and Update Guide for further information!

SFST Rules


Check the POST Training Calendar for available classes. To register for this course, please log into the POST Portal, then click on the Training & Events tab, and Browse or Sign up for Training.