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Upcoming Training Classes
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DRE School Applications are accepted only for scheduled classes. Applications must be approved by the State Coordinator.  You will be notified if your application has been approved. A link to the appropriate application is provided in the class listing. Currently scheduled classes are listed below.

The following courses are offered through the year. Descriptions include course prerequisites and requirements.


DRE 8-Hour Annual Recertification Class

Drug Recognition Experts must attend one of the 8 Re-certification classes that will be held during 2015 in order to maintain their certification. DREs must bring their equipment with them to class and be prepared to perform a full 12-Step Evaluation.


   
September 22 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #2
SUNY Albany, Room # to be determined, Albany, NY
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag.
See the course description, requirements and necessary forms to participate in DRE Recertification Training. The mandatory yearly training session is being offered to any DRE who needs to attend 8 hours of training for 2015. If you plan to attend, please contact the State Coordinator via email and Beth Vena at the Niskayuna Police Department. You will receive a confirmation email to attend this course. If you need to recertify within the next six months and your paperwork is complete, you may bring it with you.
Any other questions, please contact the State Coordinator.
   
October 6 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #7
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy, Niagara University, Marian House, Niagara Falls, NY
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag.
See the course description, requirements and necessary forms to participate in DRE Recertification Training. The mandatory yearly training session is being offered to any DRE who needs to attend 8 hours of training for 2015. If you plan to attend, please contact the State Coordinator via email and Jim Quattrone at the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. You will receive a confirmation email to attend this course. If you need to recertify within the next six months and your paperwork is complete, you may bring it with you.
Any other questions, please contact the State Coordinator.
   
October 7 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #3
Potsdam Police Department, 38 Main Street, Potsdam, NY 13676
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag.
See the course description, requirements and necessary forms to participate in DRE Recertification Training. The mandatory yearly training session is being offered to any DRE who needs to attend 8 hours of training for 2015. If you plan to attend, please contact the State Coordinator via email and Clint Perrigo at the Potsdam Police Department. You will receive a confirmation email to attend this course. If you need to recertify within the next six months and your paperwork is complete, you may bring it with you.
Any other questions, please contact the State Coordinator.
   
November 4 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #6
Location to be determined.
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag.
See the course description, requirements and necessary forms to participate in DRE Recertification Training. The mandatory yearly training session is being offered to any DRE who needs to attend 8 hours of training for 2015. If you plan to attend, please contact the State Coordinator via email and Greg Walker at the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. You will receive a confirmation email to attend this course. If you need to recertify within the next six months and your paperwork is complete, you may bring it with you.
Any other questions, please contact the State Coordinator.


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