A Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) certificate is issued by your instructor and attests that you understand the Department of Transportation's (DOT) rules and regulations as detailed in their published document 49CFR Part 40 as well as the appropriate instrument operation. This certificate is instrument-specific and must be renewed once every 5 years through a refresher course.
The DOT requires that, as a user of a Lifeloc EBT, you must follow the Lifeloc Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) for that device. Upon successful completion of operator and calibration training on a Lifeloc Evidentiary Breath tester (EBT) Lifeloc issues certification attesting that you are proficient and qualified to inspect, maintain, and perform calibrations on that specific EBT. Both the BAT certificate that your instructor has issued and a certificate for the specific EBT you trained on are needed to ensure compliance with the provisions of 49 CFR Part 40.
Note: It is required that training on a Lifeloc EBT be conducted by a Lifeloc Certified Master or Provisional trainer. Always confirm that your instructor has the required Lifeloc training credentials. Training by unauthorized personnel will result in invalid credentials.
Lifeloc offers a variety of classroom and web-based training solutions through the factory, through our nationwide network of Certified Master Trainers or via the internet. To discuss what options best meet your needs, call us at 800-722-4872 or click the Request for Training Information. We will usually be back in touch the same business day.
Lifeloc offers Provisional Instructor certification, which allows you to train your organization’s employees. This training is available through our network of Certified Master Trainers and at our factory in Denver, Colorado. Call us at 800-722-4872 or click on Request for Training Information and complete the form for more information on becoming an Instructor.
Certificates may be requested of you by DOT or related industry inspectors to prove that you are qualified on the instruments and for the testing you are conducting. Certificates are mailed from Lifeloc directly to the student at the company name and address that was provided to us by your Master Trainer. For lost certificates there is a $15.00 administration fee to re-print and fax and/or mail a duplicate certificate. You can order online by clicking on Request for Duplicate Certificate or by calling us at 800-722-4872.
Call us at 800.722.4872 or click on Request for Training Information. In the comments section, ask us to check your expiration date and we will email you the information.
Please read the Certification Explained page to understand the difference between the certifications.