What kind of training is available?


If you are using a breathalyzer in a personal or professional environment and are not following a program or regulation specifically required or administered by the DOT (Department of Transportation), then you do not need any special training to operate your breathalyzer.


AK SOLUTIONS DOES NOT CURRENTLY OFFER TRAINING FOR BREATHALYZERS OUTSIDE OF SIMPLE DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION.


If you are using a breathalyzer in a professional environment as part of a DOT (Department of Transportation) program, you must maintain DOT "qualifications" as either an STT or a BAT. The STT (Screening Test Technician) operates "screening"-type breath alcohol test devices and the BAT (Breath Alcohol Technician) operates both "screening"-type and "evidential"-type breath alcohol testers.


There is NO official certification or qualification offered by, endorsed by, or affiliated with the DOT. However, there are several third-party companies that offer equivalent qualification training for STT and BAT status. AK Solutions does not recommend or endorse any particular third-party training company.


Please refer to the DOT website for details.


Screening breathalyzers are the type most commonly used in workplaces and carried by police officers due to their accuracy combined with their lower cost (compared to evidential units). Evidential units are often 10 times the cost of screening units, but evidential units can report results that can be used directly as court evidence.