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Office of Traffic Safety

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety


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Law Enforcement Training Courses Offered by the Minnesota State Patrol


Training Requirements:

Officers working overtime enforcement hours funded by this grant must have completed the following training prior to working any project hours:
  • NHTSA’s 16-hour Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) course
  • Minnesota’s Occupant Protection Usage and Enforcement (OPUE) course.
  • NHTSA’s Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) or Drugs That Impair Driving (DTID)


  • Officers who last completed an SFST course of any kind before October 1, 2011 must complete an SFST/DWI Update class, the online ARIDE course and the online OPUE by Oct. 1, 2016

​ARIDE Online - 6 POST credits

This course will instruct officers on the difference between alcohol and drug impaired drivers; how they are detected and what can be expected. Officers will learn the observable signs of seven major drug categories, medical conditions that mimic drug influence, and what they will see when they encounter drivers under the influence of specific drugs. This course is self-paced and takes approximately 4 hours.  For POST Credits, please send your certificate and POST number to Sgt. Tyler Milless at Tyler.Milless@state.mn.us. Post rosters will be sent once a month.

Access the class through this ARIDE Training Link:  

OPUE Online - 3 POST credits

This online curriculum is only necessary for people who had the classroom training more than five years ago or have never taken OPUE at all. 


Quick Reference Guide:

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
16 hours
Drugs That Impair Driving (DTID) - offered until Sept. 30, 2015
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) - available now, but replaces DTID on Oct. 1, 2015
6 or 8 hours

10 hours

Occupant Protection Usage and Enforcement (OPUE)
3 hours
(until Oct. 1, 2015)
Beginning Oct. 1, 2015, all training courses will be required to be refreshed within five years of their previous training date.  
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST),
4 hours
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) - available now
5 hours
Occupant Protection Usage and Enforcement (OPUE)
3 hours

Child Passenger Safety Training

Child passenger safety training is provided by OTS. Classes will be scheduled around the state, most frequently in the spring and early summer.

Online Crash Data Collection Training

This course provides detailed instruction to complete the Minnesota Accident Report form through the Driver and Vehicle Services Law Enforcement Support website. Once successfully completing the course test, personnel can print out a certificate of completion for one hour of POST Board credit. To obtain a copy of the training, contact Kathleen Haney at 651-201-7064 or e-mail kathleen.haney@state.mn.us