Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) Courses

MEDI Sponsored Certification Training for Breath Alcohol Technicians

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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 Certification. Training and certification are specific to the following CMI Intoxilyzer breath alcohol testing instrument models: Intoxilyzer 200 and 200D, and Intoxilyzer 400 and 400PA. 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.

Two training options are available:

Option 1: You arrange to have a course offered at your facility. This option provides training for one to six persons at a fee of $2,000.00 for the course. Additional trainees may be accommodated up to 12 for an additional fee of $325.00 for each additional trainee. Travel time outside the immediate Northern California (SF Bay) area is billed at $50.00 per hour and per diem and travel expenses apply. There is a $500.00 premium for a course conducted outside normal business hours and/or on a Saturday or Sunday. Additional fees may apply.
This option offers you the greatest flexibility for scheduling your training needs. 

CMI, Inc, certifies this training and they have established minimum training requirements. Contact MEDI at 1-800-736-6334 for additional information and to receive a price quote.

Option 2: You enroll your employees requiring training at one of the training programs offered by MEDI and scheduled periodically throughout the year. These courses are offered with sufficient advance notice to allow appropriate staffing arrangements.  The current fee for this course is $325.00 per trainee. This option offers less flexibility because the course date is prearranged. 

Trainees must be prepared to complete certification training during a single day and satisfactory demonstration of competence includes a passing score (70% or better) on a required final examination. The course begins at 8:00 am and ends approximately at 5:00 pm. These times are suggested as reasonable approximations but may vary somewhat depending on specific requirements of individual participants. 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.

The Train-the-Trainer course qualifies the participant to train BAT Technicians to support their own company program. The Train-the-Trainer course includes the first full day of Technician certification training and a required second half day.

What you bring to the course:

  • One of the CMI Intoxilyzer instrument models listed above for each two trainees. Note that it is necessary to have two persons assigned to each instrument during the training sessions. If you have an instrument and only one person to be trained, then perhaps you can enlist participation of someone from another source to join with you.
  • 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 $9.50 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).

What is provided at the course and included in the course fee:

  • Course presentation materials enclosed in a 3-ring binder
  • Required examination
  • MEDI Certificate of course completion and certification
  • Certification as a BAT from CMI (the additional fee for this certification is included in the course fee)
  • Catered lunch (vegetarian options available)

The 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.

Course Fees

Certification Course
(Full Day) Course Date and location to be determined.
Cost: $375.00

Train-The-Trainer Course
(1 Days) Course Date and location to be determined.
Cost: $800.00
(There is a required licensing fee with CMI of $500.00. The agreement is for two years and there is an agreement renewal fee of $50.00. The CMI certification for each BAT trained is $35.00.)

To Register:

If you are interested in our Breath Alcohol Technician course (CMI 200, 200D, 400, and 400PA ONLY) scheduled for April 14, 2015 and/or Train-the-Trainer Course scheduled for April 14-15, 2015, please download and fill out the form below, then send it back to us either by email, mail or fax and we will confirm your attendance. (NOTE: This course is for the CMI Intoxilyzer 200, 200D, 400 and 400PA ONLY. If you have any other instrument, please call our office for other course offerings.)

Click Here for the April 14-15, 2015 Registration Form

the above dates do not work with your schedule, please download and fill out the form below, then send it back to us either by email, mail or fax and you will be added to our waiting list. When six or more participants are on the list, a new course date will be scheduled and you will be contacted.

BAT and Train-the-Trainer Course Wait List