Breath Alcohol Testing Transition Class Information


Breath Alcohol Testing Transition Class

*Registration instructions and class dates now posted below.

Course Information

Effective January 1, 2013, pursuant to GBI Rules 92-3 the Georgia Model Intoxilyzer 9000 is approved for use in the state of Georgia as an evidential breath testing device. As of December 31, 2015, the Intoxilyzer 5000 is no longer be an approved evidential breath testing device in Georgia.  In order to ensure an orderly statewide transition to the Intoxilyzer 9000, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has implemented a phased three year transition plan.  See “Implementation Plan for Replacement of Breath Alcohol Testing Instruments” dated January 2012 located at for further details.

In order to use the Intoxilyzer 9000 to conduct evidential breath tests on subjects suspected of DUI, operators must obtain a permit that specifically states that the holder is certified to conduct analyses of breath specimens for alcohol content utilizing the Intoxilyzer 9000.  Note that possessing an Intoxilyzer 5000 permit does not authorize the holder to conduct analyses on the Intoxilyzer 9000. Also note that obtaining an Intoxilyzer 9000 permit does not renew an expired Intoxilyzer 5000 permit.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia State Patrol Implied Consent Unit have developed a four-hour Breath Alcohol Testing Transition Class in order to enable current Intoxilyzer 5000 operators to apply their previous training and experience with the Intoxilyzer 5000 to the proper operation of the Georgia Model Intoxilyzer 9000.  Students who successfully complete the class will be issued a permit authorizing the holder to conduct analyses on the Intoxilyzer 9000.

The Breath Alcohol Testing Transition Class will only be offered to individuals who already possess a Intoxilyzer 5000 permit that has been expired for less than one year.  Individuals whose permit has been expired for more than one year are required to attend the 16 hour Basic class to renew their permit.

The course is only being offered at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth, GA.  Class space is expected to be limited at times, and  preference may be given to students from agencies with confirmed Intoxilyzer 9000 purchase orders or to students who meet a strategic geographic need.

Registration Information

In order to register for the transition class please send an email with the subject Intoxilyzer 9000 Transition Class Registration Request and the following information to .  (Click on the link at left to send a pre-formatted Email)

  • Student Name: Last, First
  • Student Intoxilyzer 5000 permit number
  • Student OKEY number
  • Student Agency
  • Contact Email
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Class Date Preference (Top 3):  Please be sure to put the class date and whether the AM or PM class is being requested. The order of preference will be assumed to be that the top preference is the first class listed. Please do not list more than three classes.
  • First Available: (Yes/No)  If you wish to register for the first available class provided that none of the requested classes are available then put yes; otherwise, put no.

Failure to send the requested information may result in your request not being processed. Confirmations will sent via email to the listed contact email address and  may take up to two weeks. In the event a class is cancelled after a student has enrolled, notification will be sent via email. A class status of closed indicates that the listed class is unavailable for registration.  Classes listed as pending may be closed by the time your registration request has been processed.

Currently Offered Transition Classes

Class Date Time Location Status Other Info
05/05/16 AM 0800-1200 GPSTC Forsyth - C217 Cancelled *Cancelled due to lack of demand.
06/09/16 AM 0800-1200 GPSTC Forsyth - C217 Open  
TBD 0800-1200 GPSTC Forsyth - C217 *Pending *There are currently no Transition classes currently scheduled after 6/9/16.  If you need to attend a Transition class after this date please submit a request as detailed above with TBD as your date prefference.  GBI-DOFS will schedule additional Transition classes if demand exceeds 25 students.  Once a class is scheduled we will post it to this website and send out confirmations to all pending requests.