Drugs: Identification, Recognition, & Legal Update 

This course was developed to meet the ever-increasing needs for professionals to remain current on the most abused drugs in today’s society. Participants will learn to recognize drug influence through a systematic approach using the 7-step drug recognition process. The hands-on instruction will help students develop the skills necessary to recognize the signs and symptoms of persons under the influence of stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, marijuana, alcohol, depressants, inhalants, and dissociative anesthetics. Course instruction will include:
  • drug abuse and recognition systems
  • influence (signs and symptoms)
  • drug combinations
  • physiology of drug abuse
  • drug trends
  • investigations (legal considerations)
Due to the hands-on instruction, the class size is limited to assure all students are competent in the use of cards and lights prior to certification at the end of the course. Students must attend all twenty hours of instruction to be certified.

Dates and Location

  • 2014 dates and locations coming soon!

Registration Information

Registration details coming soon!  Fox Valley Technical College encourages the use of the online registration process. It’s quick and it’s easy! Your information will automatically be stored in FVTC’s Identification System and can be retrieved for future registrations using the student ID number issued to you at the time of your initial registration.

Class numbers are assigned to each event with a link that will redirect you to FVTC's online registration system.  The class will be added to your "My Cart" in the lower left corner.  Click "Check Out" and then sign in or "Create New Account" to complete your registration.

Who Should Attend

This training is intended for professionals working with Native Americans or Alaskan Natives and/or tribal grantees of the Bureau of Justice Assistance.  If you are a professional working in one of the following fields, we urge you to attend this training:
  • law enforcement
  • judicial system
  • education
  • social services
  • counseling
  • probation/parole
  • health care
  • administration
  • juvenile/youth services
  • security
  • corrections
  • rehabilitation/treatment

Training Fees

There are no fees to attend, however registration is required.  Attending this event is an allowable cost under all BJA grant programs.


Once your registration is received and processes, you will receive notification of the training location and lodging recommendations.

Grantee Information

If you have funding from the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP), Tribal Court Assistance Program (TCAP), Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP) or another program administered through the U.S. Department of Justice, check with your grant manager to determine if you are eligible to use your funds for travel, lodging and/or other training-related costs.

For questions or to schedule this training,
contact Fox Valley Technical College at 888-370-1752 or cjgrants@fvtc.edu.

   Maintained by:

   Angie Balfe

   Last Modified:
   3/12/2014 1:07:52 PM