Department of Transportation (DOT) Breath Alcohol Technician Training

As a certified Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT), you will be able to perform US Department of Transportation (DOT) mandated breath alcohol testing and learn gold standard protocols that can also be applied to non-DOT regulated breath alcohol testing. Breath alcohol testing is the preferred detection method for workplace testing purposes.

5(138 Ratings)
Skills you will learn?
  • Qualified DOT Breath Alcohol Technician
  • Describe breath analysis for alcohol content.
  • Explain Evidentiary Breath Tester (EBT) methodology, operation, calibration and calibration checks.
  • Explain the DOT workplace alcohol testing program.
  • Demonstrate the procedures for obtaining a breath sample and interpreting and recording EBT results.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in operating the EBT that you will be using for testing.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing calibrations and calibration checks on the EBT that you will be using for testing.

Curriculum for this course
27 Lessons 01:18 Hours
Introduction to Department of Transportation Testing
2 Lessons 00:16 Minutes
  • Introduction and Overview 00:16:00
  • Common Terms
  • EBT Methodology 00:15:00
  • Knowledge Check
  • Preparing for Testing 00:12:00
  • Knowledge Check
  • Conducting a Screening Test 00:10:00
  • Knowledge Check
  • Conducting a Confirmation Test 00:10:00
  • Knowledge Check
  • Obstacles to Completing a Test 00:10:00
  • Knowledge Check
  • Disclosure of Information and Keeping Records 00:05:00
  • Knowledge Check
  • 49 CFR Part 40
  • DOT Agency - USCG Drug Alcohol Program Facts
  • DOT Conforming Products
  • US Dot Post-Accident Testing
  • Sample DOT Alcohol Test Form
  • DOT FMCSA Clearinghouse Fact Sheet
  • Proficiency Testing REQUIRED PLEASE READ
  • Mock Donor Information
  • Training Checklist and Supply list
  • Live Webcam Training Requirements
  • Positive Screening Result Verbiage
  • Negative Screening Scenario
  • Final Exam
  • Certified Lifeloc Operator and Calibration Technician Certification
  • Device Proficiency Certificate for the DOT Approved EBT (required for proficiency testing)

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe breath analysis for alcohol content.

  2. Explain Evidentiary Breath Tester (EBT) methodology, operation, calibration, and calibration checks.

  3. Explain the DOT transportation workplace alcohol testing program.

  4. Demonstrate the procedures for obtaining a breath sample and interpreting and recording EBT results.

  5. Demonstrate proficiency in operating the EBT that you will be using for testing.

  6. Demonstrate proficiency in performing calibrations and calibration checks on the EBT that you will be using for testing.


Take note:

  • This course is compliant with all requirements and regulations of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and includes training for both alcohol screening and confirmation testing procedures. 

  • This course has been developed in accordance with the LifeLoc Phoenix 6.0 Evidential Breath Testing Device (EBT)

  • All course resources and learning materials will be available through SureHire’s online Learning Management System

  • This is a graded course; assessment includes post-course work to be completed online including an online examination and proficiency demonstration via webcam

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Skill Level: Beginner
Delivery Method: Online
Language: English
  • 01:18 Hours On demand videos
  • 27 Lessons
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Last updated: Feb 16 2024