IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference (IDTS)

IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference (IDTS)



Additional information is available using the "Registration Information" Tab below for additional information. 

The IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference (IDTS) is the largest training conference for drug recognition experts and traffic safety professionals. This conference provides presenters and attendees with an opportunity to share and learn promising practices and current trends in traffic safety as well as the science and information on alcohol and drug-impaired driving.   



2022 Conference Information

The 2022 Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, August 21-23, 2022. Please check back periodically as we will post updated information to this site as it becomes available.

The IDTS Conference team can be reached at IDTS@theiacp.org



The draft agenda and session descriptions are now available here and is a partial listing of the many sessions being offered. This schedule is subject to change.

2022 IDTS Tentative Agenda

Who Should Attend

Attendance is open to IACP DRE Section members and qualified non-members, who support traffic safety efforts, including: 1) currently certified Drug Recognition Expert, 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, and members of the armed forces. 

Registration Information

Registration for the IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference (IDTS) is now OPEN! 

Click HERE to register

No registrations will be accepted after August 17, 2022. Register early to ensure your attendance.  

The registration fee includes access to conference and the vendor exposition area as well was the welcome reception. 

Only IACP members, who are also DRE Section members, can take advantage of the IACP DRE Section Member registration rate.  IACP members who are not a member of the DRE Section can take advantage of the IACP member registration rate. All IACP memberships are individual and non-transferable. Please email or call 703-647-7219 with any questions. Register early to ensure you have access to this year's conference!  


Early Registration         

Through June 15

    Regular Registration

    June 16-August 17, 2022

IACP DRE Section Member (This is not the same as being a certified DRE)

IACP Member  









Non-IACP Member 




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Enjoy the benefits of membership including discounted registration rates for the IDTSC Conference, early registration access, a subscription to Police Chief Magazine and many other benefits.   Law enforcement professionals at every level can qualify for membership in the IACP. Those in sworn command-level positions qualify for active membership, others may be eligible for associate membership. Click here for additional information and to become an IACP and DRE Section Member: Join IACP today 

Conference Attendance Justification Kit

Need additional documentation and information when submitting your request to attend the 2022 IDTSC Conference? Let our Justification Kit help with your approval! 

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. 

Media Policy

The IACP invites qualified members of the media to attend the 2022 IACP Training Conference on Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety (IDTS) and to apply for conference credentials. Advanced registration is required and is by invitation only.  For additional information click here.


Refund Policy 

A 25% fee will be assessed on all cancellations postmarked or fax/email dated on or before July 25, 2022.  A 50% fee will be assessed on all cancellations postmarked or fax/email dated July 26- August 16, 2022.  No refunds will be issued on or after August 17, 2022.  No refunds will be given for no-shows.

All cancellations must be made in writing and mailed, faxed (703-836-4543) or emailed (Attendee: IDTSC@theIACP,org   Exhibitors: lipped@theIACP.org) to the IACP headquarters.  No telephone cancellations will be accepted.  It will take a minimum of six weeks to receive a refund.

Registrations may be transferred to another person on your organization by written request to the IACP.  Additional charges may apply.

This refund policy is subject to change.

Housing & Transportation

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All Conference activities will be held at the Grand Hyatt  Riverwalk, 600 E Market St, San Antonio, TX. Room rates are $124 single/double, $149 triple and $174 for quad. The cutoff for rooms under our reserved block is July 28, 2022 and is subject to availability.  Register early for the conference to secure access to the room block!


A housing link to access the conference room block will be sent along with your registration confirmation. This link will allow you access to rooms within the conference block, at the conference rate. Self parking is $40 per day. The San Antonio Airport is approximately 9 miles from the hotel. Estimated ride share/Taxi cost should be around $30-$40 each way. Additional information about the hotel, amenities, area restaurants and attractions can be found using this link: Grand Hyatt San Antonio Riverwalk




Health & Safety Protocols

Health and Safety Protocols

The following guidelines make up the IACP Meeting and Event Safety Protocols, which represent state and local mandated protocols in place during the event. Updates to the below are subject to change. Any changes will be posted and shared with registered attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, & vendors prior to the event.

Before Leaving Home:

  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and/or your local health authority.
  • Adhere to government issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you will be traveling to and the region from which you are traveling.
  • Consider taking a COVID-19 test within 72-hours of your departure regardless of vaccination status.
  • Stay home if you feel sick, test positive for COVID-19, are awaiting COVID-19 test results or have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

On-site During the Event:

  • All attendees, exhibitors, and guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or one (1) negative PCR test or two (2) negative antigen tests within 72-hours to attend the in-person event. Currently, per CDC, fully vaccinated is two rounds of mRNA or one of J&J. For international attendees, fully vaccinated is designated by WHO.
  • Follow guidance from the local health authority for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including:
    • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Face mask protocol will follow local guidance at the time of the event.  Face masks should cover your face from the bridge of your nose to past your chin.
  • Notify someone at registration at any time if you feel unwell or are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Adherence to on-site guidelines in place at the time of the event is required. Anyone not adhering to the guidelines will be asked to leave, or removed from, the event premises and to surrender his/her event badge and will forfeit their registration fees.


Based on current contact tracing advice from many health authorities, if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home, please contact the meeting/event organizer to advise them at IDTS@theIACP.org.

Updated: 4/6/2022

Important Information for Holding Events and Meetings in Conjunction with the Conference

Please see our IDTSC Policy guidelines if you are interested in holding an event, meeting or other activity in conjunction with the conference.

For additional information, the IDTS Conference team can be reached at IDTS@theiacp.org


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