Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) Train-the-Trainer Course

Become A Trainer! Course covers DOT regulations, instrument training, 7 mock alcohol tests, instructor training and resources.

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Discount for training is available with any equipment purchase.

Course Description:

The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 requires alcohol and drug testing of safety-sensitive employees in the aviation, motor carrier, railroad, and mass transit industries.  Alcohol breath testing is required as of July 1, 1995, for covered employees.

This course follows the training curriculum as prescribed by the Department of Transportation (DOT), the procedural requirements of alcohol testing as stated in the (49CFR part 40 [Federal register Vol. 59, NO. 31, 2/15/1994, pkg. 7340-7366]) and amendments to the rules. EBT manufacturer protocol for operation, maintenance, storage, and external calibration checks. 

Course Outline:

  • Review the rules of procedure for 49 CFR Part 40
  • Goals and objectives as a trainer
  • Evidential breath alcohol testing
  • Conducting screening and confirmation tests
  • Handling refusals, incomplete or invalid tests
  • Student proficiency and demonstration of proper breath alcohol tests
  • Review quality assurance plans
  • Simulator guidelines and operations
  • Student proficiency of proper external calibration checks
  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • Use of instructional materials
  • Trainer record keeping and issuance of certificates for each student
  • Train on calibration requirements specific to manufacturer intervals and record keeping*
  • Issuance of a manufacturer's calibration authorization, if required, is subject to additional fees*
  • Questions and answers to specific problems
  • Self-evaluating quiz

Training Provided on the Following Devices:

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  • Alco Sensor IV with Memory
  • Alco Sensor III
  • Alcomonitor CC
  • Alco Sensor IV RBT IV

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  • Mark V
  • Mercury
  • Jupiter 

Who Should Attend:

  • Clinical and Registered Nurses & Technicians
  • Respirator Program Manager and Occupational Health Nurses
  • Safety Managers and Industrial Hygienists 

Course Materials:

Participants are encouraged to provide their own Evidential Breath Testing equipment to maximize device proficiency. Each trainer will receive a professional trainer, student manual, and appropriate course materials (tests, answers, sign-in forms, etc.)  All other course materials will be provided.

Practical and written exams will be given during the course, and if satisfactory performance is achieved, each certification and/or train -the -trainer certificate, depending on the course registered.

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