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NHTSA Doppler Radar Operator Certification

NHTSA Doppler Radar Operator Certification

This course is offered approximately four times each year at the academy, two of which are during Post-Basic classes, resulting in limited seating. Regional trainings may also occur throughout the year.

  • Coordinator:            Leslie Bodette
  • Length of Course: 8 hours
  • Course hours:         0800-1600
  • Date/Location:       
    • April 27, 2017 VPA
    • May 31, 2017 VPA (Post-Basic, Limited Seating)
    • September 28, 2017 VPA
    • November 22, 2017 VPA (Post-Basic, Limited Seating)
  • Tuition: None if initial training for Vermont law enforcement officers.
    • Repeat/audit - $22.00 @ the Vermont Police Academy (includes lunch and materials), $6.50 off-campus (includes materials).
  • Registration: Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at

This course delivered by VCJTC certified Instructors is designed to provide police officers with the necessary certification to set-up, test, and operate radar devices for speed measurement. The eight-hour class which includes both classroom and field experience provides the officer with the knowledge and skills to operate both stationary and moving radar. The following topics are presented: Doppler theory; VT statutory and case law regarding speed enforcement; operation of specific speed measurement devices; and courtroom testimony.