Washington State DUI

DRE Reinstatement

Washington State Drug Recognition Expert

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

DEFINITIONS

Standards for Certification as a Drug Recognition Expert

Standards for Certification as Drug Recognition Expert Instructor

Standards for Recertification

Standards for Decertification of DREs & Instructors

Standards for Reinstatement of a Decertified Drug Recognition Expert

Standards for Agency Participation

ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES

V. STANDARDS FOR REINSTATEMENT OF A DECERTIFIED DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERT

The standards in this section outline the procedures for reinstating a previously decertified DRE and/or DRE instructor.

5.1 An individual can be reinstated as a DRE when the following conditions are met:

(1) The applicant must pass the 100-item exam (same as that given at the end of the DRE school, or the make-up exam) as witnessed by a certified DRE instructor, with a score of at least 80%.
(2) The applicant must complete four (4) hands-on drug evaluations within a one-year period from the date of request to be reinstated.
(3) The applicant’s eligibility and reinstatement as a DRE is reviewed and approved by the DRE’s agency and the agency, state, and TAP regional DRE coordinators, where applicable.

5.2 An individual can be reinstated as a DRE instructor when the following conditions are met:

(1) The applicant meets conditions 5.1 and is reinstated as a DRE.
(2) The applicant’s eligibility and reinstatement as a DRE instructor is reviewed and approved by the DRE’s agency and the agency, state, and TAP regional DRE coordinators, where applicable.

Commentary: In many instances, a DRE certification lapses through no fault of the DRE due to transfers, promotions, etc., and recertification requirements have not been met. In many cases a DRE may want to reapply DRE skills with a new assignment. IACP suggests that a written request for reinstatement to the program come from the applicant to the appropriate coordinator, through the proper agency channels. A form is provided by the IACP to DEC state and TAP regional coordinators for the purpose of reinstatement. All coordinators are cautioned to conduct a thorough check on the cause of the applicant’s decertification and reason for application for reinstatement.


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