Breath Alcohol Technician Training
Directed by Emily Morgado Zeglin
MEDI offers a course of instruction in breath alcohol technician (BAT) training for those interested in becoming certified as a Breath Alcohol Technician or a BAT Train-the-Trainer. Training and certification are instrument specific. MEDI offers certification courses for the following breath alcohol testing instrument models: CMI Intoxilyzer 400, Lifeloc Phoenix 6.0BT and Lifeloc EV30. Please be sure to register for the correct course. The course offered follows guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Drug Policy and Compliance in their publication, BREATH ALCOHOL TECHNICIAN TRAINING: DOT MODEL COURSE. The purpose of this training is to ensure that persons conducting breath alcohol testing of regulated workers perform services in a consistent and uniform manner. It is apparent that consistency and uniformity are essential during legal proceedings and add confidence in the testing process to persons subject to testing. This course combines both procedural training and device proficiency training. A Certificate of Course Completion documents procedural training and tester proficiency on a specified breath alcohol test instrument.
Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) Course
Training breath alcohol technicians includes two separate training elements: training for a specified instrument and training on knowledge of procedures and the regulation. A breath alcohol technician is certified on both substantive knowledge and to a specific instrument.
Trainees must be prepared to complete certification training during a single day and demonstrate competence by achieving a passing score (70% or better) on a required final examination. The training day is concluded when all trainees have satisfactorily completed procedural training, instrument training and the course written examination. Please note that the training day may go beyond 5:00 pm and trainees must be prepared for this possibility.
BAT Train-the-Trainer Course
The Train-the-Trainer course participants will complete the certification program described above, along with an additional half-day training on the following day. Successful completion of this program qualifies the participant to train BAT Technicians to support their company program. To qualify for this training, the participant's company must be prepared to comply with a training licensing agreement and a proprietary information agreement with CMI. The required licensing fee with CMI is an additional $500.00 and must be submitted before the course is taken. The agreement is for two years and there is an agreement renewal fee of $50.00. The CMI certification for each BAT trained by the Train-the-Trainer is $35.00. All these additional fees are payable to CMI.
What you bring to the course:
One of the breath alcohol instrument models listed above.
At least one standard gas calibration cylinder for each two trainees, tygon tubing to gas cylinder interface (available from MEDI and at the course for $9.55 if you do not have this).
An appropriate regulator for each instrument used in the training.
A sufficient number of mouthpieces to accommodate multiple tests for each trainee. (A trainee may reuse a mouthpiece for some of the training exercises).
Online courses available.
If you are unable to attend our currently scheduled BAT course, please download and complete the Wait List below. When we receive it, you will be added to the wait list and you will be contacted as soon as a new course is scheduled.