IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference (IDTS)

IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference (IDTS)


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. More details on lodging and related information will be posted in the near future. 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 Call for Presentations (CFP) for the 2022 IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference is now OPEN! 

Click here to submit a proposal or visit the CFP FAQ page for more information about the submission process.

Call For Presentations

The  Call for Presentations (CFP) for the 2022 IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference is now OPEN! 

Click here to submit a proposal or visit the CFP FAQ page for more information about the submission process.

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. 

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 delegates, 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. At this time, 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 inform@theiacp.org.

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