Depending on the type of breath tester and its use, recommended calibration intervals may vary. Most breath testers with a display screen will display CAL when the tester is due for calibration. For breath testers with LED lights, refer to your user manual to determine how calibration notification is displayed.
In general, a personal breath tester will indicate that calibration is required after 1 year of operation. For law enforcement , breath testers should be calibrated once per month.
Calibration is needed sooner if your breath tester is providing inconsistent results, abnormally high or low, or the device is not displaying results at all.