IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety (IDTS) Conference

IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety (IDTS) Conference

The educational program is now available!

Registration is open! Additional details about registration and housing can be found below.

The 2024 IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety (IDTS) Conference will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC, August 16–18.

Join traffic safety professionals from around the world to share knowledge about effective and proven approaches for improving road safety, the latest science on alcohol and drug impaired driving enforcement, how technology can be leveraged to make communities safer, and how agencies can use traffic safety education to engage and build trust with their communities. The IDTS Conference is the largest training conference for drug recognition experts and traffic safety professionals. Conference attendees include DREs, law enforcement officers (state police, highway patrol, county, municipal, governmental, sheriffs, and other agencies), crash investigators, supervisors/administrators, prosecutors, toxicologists, laboratory personnel, traffic safety professionals, among others.

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Who Should Attend?

Attendance is open to IACP DRE Section members, IACP members, and qualified non-members who support traffic safety efforts, including: 1) currently certified Drug Recognition Experts, 2) sworn law enforcement officers, 3) agencies which receive funding for the DEC program, 4) civilian employees of public safety agencies, 5) first responders, 6) prosecutors, 7) traffic safety advocates of non-profit organizations, 8) physicians providing expertise in support of the prosecution of impaired drivers, and 9) toxicologists providing expertise in the prosecution of impaired drivers. Other individuals who maintain a direct professional, supportive interest in the Drug Evaluation and Classification program, including DRE Emeritus or DRE Ambassadors, may submit a request to attend. Public safety includes offices of police, sheriffs, EMS, fire service, hazmat, and park rangers from federal, state, city, county, campus, and tribal agencies, as well as members of the armed forces.

Registration Details

The conference registration fee includes access to general assemblies, workshops, the exhibit hall, and the reception on Friday evening. While light fair is offered at the reception, meals are not provided for attendees.

Categories and Fees


Early Bird Price

Through July 2, 2024

Regular Price

Starting July 3, 2024

DRE Section Member$385$520
IACP Member$410$520
Non-IACP Member$630$740
Guest/Family Member*$100


*Spouse/Family refers to a spouse or family member, not a business associate or fellow law enforcement colleague. Only the family member’s name, city, and state will appear on their badge. Family members do not receive educational credits or certificates for attending workshops.

Join IACP today to save on IDTS Conference registration. Sworn and civilian employees of public safety agencies, academics, and professionals of related fields can qualify for membership in the IACP. Those in sworn command-level positions qualify for active membership; others may be eligible for associate membership.

Join the IACP DRE Section for additional discounts through July! Learn more about section membership and qualifications.

Refund Policy 

All cancellations must be made in writing and mailed to IACP headquarters, faxed (703-836-4543), or e-mailed to IDTS@theIACP.org. A penalty will apply. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. It will take a minimum of six weeks to receive a refund.

  • A 25% penalty will be assessed on all cancellations received on or before July 24, 2024.
  • A 50% penalty will be assessed on all cancellations received between July 25–August 8, 2024.
  • No refunds will be issued on or after August 9, 2024. No refunds will be given for no-shows.

Registration may be transferred to another person in your organization by written request to IACP. Additional charges may apply.

This refund policy is subject to change.

Photo, Image, and Recording Disclaimer

Registration and attendance at IACP events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the IACP’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photos, images, video, and/or audio recordings of such events without compensation or approval rights. All photos, images, and recordings are the property of IACP. 

Housing and Transportation


All event activities will take place at the Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001). The IACP has reserved a room block for attendees at the Marriott Marquis reflecting the prevailing local government per diem rate of $176/night (+tax) to make your trip more affordable. Rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The room block will close on July 18, 2024. To make a reservation in the IACP room block, registered attendees must follow the link available in the confirmation email received after completing registration for the 2024 IDTS Conference.


Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is the primary airport servicing the DC Metropolitan area and is located approximately 6 miles from the Marriott Marquis. Alternative airports in the region include Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)—28 miles—and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)—31 miles.

Local Transportation

Taxi and rideshare services, such as Uber and Lyft, are available in Washington, DC. There are many local transportation options, including the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), multiple bike-sharing and ride-sharing services, and several bus routes that traverse the region. Explore transportation options here.

Discover the District

View the Washington, DC, tourism website to explore the best restaurants, sights, events, and special offers you can experience during your visit to the nation's capital.

Health and Safety

We ask that you follow all local guidelines and laws with respect to practicing social distancing, vaccination requirements, and wearing a mask in public areas. Please check local guidelines for the latest information on requirements that may be in place for the duration of your stay.

Educational Program and Schedule

Schedule at-a-Glance

IDTS Schedule

*Subject to change

Educational Program

The educational program for the 2024 IDTS Conference is now available! View the program to learn more information about the workshops and speakers featured at this year's event. Click below for more information about the educational content from prior IDTS conferences:

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

Review the 2024 IDTS Conference Sponsorship Prospectus for information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities.

To learn more, please reach out to sponsorship@theIACP.org.

Call for Proposals

The 2024 IDTS Conference call for proposals is closed. View detailed information here regarding the call for proposals, timeline, review process, and speaking at the 2024 IDTS Conference.

IACP conducts a call for proposals each year for the IDTS Conference educational program. The proposal submission deadline for the 2024 IDTS Conference was January 16, 2024. All workshop proposals must be submitted through the online portal to be considered for the educational program. Selection notifications were sent to all proposal submitters on March 7, 2024.

The 2025 call for proposals will open in the fall. Please keep an eye on this page for more information.

2023 Conference Certificates of Attendance

All attendees of the 2023 IDTS Conference were sent a post conference email that included a survey and information to obtain your conference attendance certificate. Please complete the survey and related information to obtain your certificate of attendance. The certificates are manually generated and will be sent to the email supplied in the survey. Please allow 5-7 business days from the time of your submission due to the volume of certificates being generated.

Didn't receive the survey? Complete the survey here. 

For additional information, please email IDTS@theIACP.org 

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