Local Training - Breath Analysis Operator (BAO) Training

  • Certified: Yes, this course is Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board certified for reimbursement
  • Enrollment: 12 minimum, 24 maximum
  • Duration: 16 Hours

This course is designed to prepare the Breath Analyzer Operator for actual operation of the breath test instrument. The course will address such issues as: Law Surrounding DUI Arrests, Physiology and Pharmacology of Alcohol in the Human Body, Theories of Breath Testing, Operation of Breath Test Instruments, and Courtroom Preparation and Presentation.

Students much achieve 70 percent on a written examination in order to be licensed as a Breath Analyzer Operator. There will also be a practical examination in which the student conducts analyses using a wet bath simulator and a controlled reference solution. All analyses must be within plus/minus .01 of the controlled reference solution.