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RCMP FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES & CPKN TO DEVELOP BREATH TEST TRAINING PRE-COURSE

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Forensic Laboratory Services (RCMP FLS) and CPKN are pleased to announce the development of the Breath Test Training Pre-Course. This new program will certify candidates as Qualified Breath Test Technicians utilizing a new blended training approach, incorporating both e-learning and in classroom training.

CPKN and RCMP FLS previously undertook a joint project to develop two e-learning pre-course modules, originally named BAC DataMaster C/Intoxilyzer 5000C Pre-Course. After several successful pilots of these modules, an agreement between CPKN and the RCMP FLS was reached to develop the comprehensive pre course to classroom training.

The new on-line e-learning component will be a mandatory component of the overall training and must be successfully completed prior to attending the on site classroom training. The on-line component will provide participants with some of the course material that does not require hands on application with the approved instrument.

This new program will help to achieve the RCMP's Forensic Laboratory Services (FLS) National Breath Test Program objective to standardize Breath Test training for the clients served by FLS across Canada and reduce the time candidates are taken away from regular duties. This new program will decrease classroom-training time by approximately two to three days.

The new Breath Test Training Pre-Course is currently under development and is expected to be completed by early March 2006.