Classroom Phases: April 5th-April 16th, 2021.
Field Certification Phase: TBD May 2021
Applications Open: December 27th, 2020
Applications Close: March 1st, 2021 @ 1800
Apply now for the 2021 DRE School by using the links below
Step 1 is the Online Application. The link below will take you to our electronic application which will gather your information and qualifications. Once you complete and submit step one, the application is not complete. Please return to this page and complete Step 2, DRE School Description and Acknowledgement.
To earn certification as a Drug Recognition Expert, the candidate must meet all standards for certification found in the International Standards of the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program.
While the program is paid in full and comes at no cost to the agency or the candidate, the process requires a commitment from both the student and the agency to meet these standards for certification.
The Description and Acknowledgment form ensures the student and agency are aware of requirements for certification and the logistics surrounding the travel for this certification.
This form must be reviewed/printed/signed by both the DRE applicant and his or her department head or designee. Once signed, email to firstname.lastname@example.org to complete the application.
Congratulations, your application is complete. Applications will remain open until March 1st, 2021 @ 1800.
Every completed application will be sent to the New Mexico DRE Committee for review.
Selections and notifications will be made via email by March 9th, 2021.
Please note all dates listed above are tentative and class size will be limited to remain in compliance with any public health orders or travel restrictions in place at the time of our planned classes.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.