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Breath Testing

The Oklahoma Administrative Code Title 40:10-3-1 outlines the qualifications and requirements to become a breath-alcohol operator. You can view the relevant code on this website at: About / Legal References. Intoxilyzer Operator Course dates are listed on the Calendar. Applicants can only enroll in an Intoxilyzer Operator Course through the Online Licensing System (see the Breath Testing page).

The Oklahoma Administrative Code Title 40:10-3-3 outlines the qualifications and requirements for breath-alcohol operator permit renewal. You can view the relevant code on this website at: About / Legal References. The renewal period is October 1st thru December 15th annually. Valid permit holders wishing to renew their permit must complete the renewal process through the Online Licensing System (see the Breath Testing page).

The Oklahoma Administrative Code Title 40:10-3-5 governs the reinstatement of an expired breath-alcohol analysis permit. You can view the relevant code on this website at: About / Policies & Procedures. You may also review the reinstatement policy found in the Policy and Procedures section of the website. The Policy can be found under Training and is titled "Operator Permit Reinstatement".

The Department of Public Safety can receive the Officer's Affidavit and Notice of Revocation/Disqualification (OANRD) electronically and via U.S. Mail. The Department will accept electronically submitted, legible, OANRDs in PDF format at DUIaffidavits@dps.ok.gov.  Each OANRD must be attached to a separate email. 

Affidavits may also be submitted via U.S. Mail to 

Department of Public Safety

Legal Division

P.O. Box 11415

Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0415

Ignition Interlock

An ignition interlock device is an instrument that prevents a vehicle from starting when the breath alcohol concentration of a breath alcohol test meets or exceeds the startup set point (0.025 g/210L).

The device is installed into the vehicle through the electrical system. When the device, through a breath test, detects a breath alcohol concentration that meets or exceeds the startup set point the car will not start. As you are driving, you will be required to take periodic retests. The device incorporates a data storage system that records specific vehicle and device use information.

No. In order to start your vehicle you must deliver a breath sample that is below the startup set point.

No. A properly installed ignition interlock device will not turn your vehicle off. The ignition interlock device only prevents a vehicle from being started. In fact, the device will permit a free restart of the motor vehicle within two minutes after the engine has shut off, for any reason, without requiring an additional breath test.

There is nothing in the laws, rules and regulations of the State of Oklahoma that prohibits the installation of an ignition interlock device onto a motorcycle.

Yes. Voluntary installations are great for those who are looking for the control and peace of mind the ignition interlock device creates.

Most devices are similar in size and shape to a large cellular phone. Many of the device components can be installed in an inconspicuous area.

Ignition interlock services may only be performed by technicians who hold a valid Oklahoma license and who work in a service center licensed by the state of Oklahoma.

A license is issued to each service center and each technician. You may ask to see the license issued to either entity or you can call the Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence and ask for license verification.

Ignition interlock service centers licensed by the state of Oklahoma are inspected at least annually to ensure compliance and to ensure all persons providing ignition interlock services hold a valid license.

No. Ignition interlock manufacturers set their own pricing. We encourage you to call and inquire with each manufacturer about their installation, lease, removal, and any other related fees.

You have been required by an Installation Authority to install and verify installation of an ignition interlock device within a specific time frame. This website provides you with the list of licensed service centers where you may have an approved ignition interlock device installed. Bring all pertinent documents given to you by your Installation Authority (Department of Public Safety, the Court, etc.) to your installation appointment. Upon installation, the licensed ignition interlock technician will provide you with the required installation verification form.

You will be required to return to a licensed service center at least every 60 days for maintenance and calibration, and will be required to return prematurely in the event of a violation reset. The microchip that records specific vehicle and device use information will be analyzed and reportable violations will be forwarded to your monitor. Once you complete the program, the ignition interlock device will be removed.

Most questions and service related issues can be resolved over the phone by contacting the licensed service center or the manufacturer. A map of licensed service centers and contact information can be found on this website on the "Ignition Interlock" page.

Ignition interlock devices in Oklahoma use an alcohol specific Fuel Cell. This means that if there is alcohol in your mouthwash, toothpaste, gum, or certain medications that contain alcohol, such as cough syrups, it could be detected.

If you need to have someone work on your vehicle, you should have the mechanic call your service center or the manufacturer for instructions. A map of licensed service centers and contact information can be found on this website on the "Ignition Interlock" page. Oklahoma law (47 O.S. 11-902a) prohibits any unlicensed person from attempting to physically disable, disconnect or wire around the ignition interlock device.

Oklahoma law (47 O.S. 11-902a) prohibits any person from authorizing or permitting a person, who is required to have an ignition interlock device installed, to operate a motor vehicle that does not have an ignition interlock device installed.

Oklahoma law (47 O.S. 11-902a) prohibits a person from failing to return an ignition interlock device when it is no longer required in the vehicle or upon request by the owner of the device.

In the event you need a device installed and you do not reside in Oklahoma, the technician who installs the device shall complete and submit a Foreign Installation Verification Application. Upon approval by the Board, official installation verification will be submitted to the designated Monitor on your behalf. Related information can be found on the "Ignition Interlock" page. In the event you need a device serviced, it is recommended that you call your existing service center or the manufacturer to obtain local service center information in your destination.

A map of licensed service centers and contact information can be found on this website on the "Ignition Interlock" page. Any out-of-state service center is expected to service your ignition interlock device in accordance with the manufacturer's standard operating procedures and policies.

Last Modified on Apr 27, 2022
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