Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) Online Course


Online certification course to become a Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT).


DATAC’s self-led Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) course is the best way to become certified as an alcohol testing technician in Canada. Presented in both desktop computer and mobile-friendly online formats, our BAT course makes it easy to learn on the go and at your own pace.

Time to complete course content: ~ 7 hours

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This is what makes DATAC learning great:

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Course is divided into short, easy-to-complete modules
  • Work on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer
  • Canadian content added including information regarding applicable Canadian privacy laws

US DOT Compliant

The Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) course complies with all the requirements and regulations of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and includes training for both alcohol screening and confirmation testing procedures. This course covers all policies, regulations, and procedures regarding alcohol screening using both breathalyzers and oral fluid devices.

Initial Proficiency Demonstration (IPD)

This course does require an IPD which involves the trainee performing a number of error-free breathalyzer tests in a mock test environment.  This mock test is conducted live via webcam with a DATAC auditor who will observe you perform the mock tests on a donor of your choosing.

Course Information


DOT CompliantDOT Compliant


Online Initial Proficiency Demonstration (IPD)

SkypeConvenient mock testing with Skype

Course Includes

MaterialsAll course materials

CertificateDATAC BAT Certificate

IDDATAC Collector ID

Equipment Required

  • Webcam
  • Headset with microphone
  • High-speed internet connection
  • DOT Evidential Breath Testing device (EBT)
  • Device training certificate for the EBT issued by the manufacturer
  • 10 alcohol testing forms (ATF)
  • 20 breathalyzer mouthpieces


  • You must provide proof of Device Qualification Training (DQT) on the Evidential Breath Tester (EBT) that you are using for your IPD.

Time Limit

  • Course must be completed within 30 days from date of registration.
  • Upon completion of this course, you will receive a DATAC Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) certificate and an official DATAC collector ID card.
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