DWI Education Program

12 Hours

$65 UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST, 2018

$60 EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1ST, 2019

Schedule Varies

(Must Attend All 3 Consecutive Days)

DWI Education Classes are conducted in NorthEast San Antonio.

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) for Adults

An “adult” is any individual who is 21 years of age and older.  Adults who are convicted of DWI might:

  1. Be required to attend a DWI Education Program, 12-hour Education Program for first-time DWI offenses.

  2. Have their driver license suspended for a period not to exceed two years (for first-time offenses), or

  3. Receive probation.

    1. If granted probation, the individual will be required to complete a 12-hour class in an authorized DWI Education Program unless the requirement is waived by the presiding judge.

    2. Completion of the appropriate DWI Education Program must be submitted to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) within 180 days from date of conviction or the driver license will be revoked. A reinstatement fee will be required if the driver license is revoked.

An occupational/interlock driver license must be issued to individuals who have been ordered by the court to have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicle as a condition of driving.

CDL Holders: Individuals who are convicted of DWI may have their CDL disqualified.

If sentenced to probation as a result of a DWI, the DWI Education class must be completed within 180 days of sentencing, unless otherwise waived by a judge.  Failure to complete the course may result in revocation of probation - JAIL.

*See our Resources tab for more information regarding Administrative License Revocations, Occupational Licenses, and SR-22 insurance.


Do you have other requirements necessary to reinstate your license? Click the "Check Driver License Eligibility" button to go to the DPS License Eligibility website and confirm the necessary requirements for the reinstatement of your license.


Have more questions about license reinstatement after a DWI?  Click the "Alcohol-Related Offenses" link to go to the DPS website for more information on the subject.


Payment Plans

If unable to pay in full on or before the first class day, payment plans are available. Payment Plan Fee: $10.  Total $75.  The entire payment must be made, including the additional payment plan fee, before your certificate of completion will be released. We accept cash and credit/debit cards. No checks.


What Do I Bring?

Bring a pen and your case number.  If your case is still open, bring the contact information for your attorney; email address is preferable.  If you are on probation, we will need the name and email address/fax number of your probation officer. If you require that a copy of your certificate of completion be sent to another party, such as an out of state DPS office, or a SAP agent, you will need to bring their contact information, preferably an email address/fax number.

It's only 12 hours - Can't I take this class somewhere else over the span of 1 or 2 days? 

No. The State of Texas requires that the DWI Education Program provide 12 hours of instruction, with a maximum of 4 hours of instruction per day.  This equates to a minimum of 3 days.  There are no TDLR-approved courses with a more condensed timeline. 


How does my completion of the course get reported?  

A DPS copy of all certificates is mailed to the State of Texas central DPS office within 10 business days of the course completion.  If your case is still pending, or needs to be sent to a probation officer or outside agency, we will send a copy of your certificate of completion to the indicated parties as a courtesy. In order for us to do so, you must provide us with the up-to-date contact information of these parties, preferably an email address or fax number.  If you are on probation, you must provide us with the name of your probation officer.

Do you have access to my court records?  

No. We are a for-profit privately owned business that is certified by the State of Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation to offer Offender Education courses.  We are not privileged to your case, court records, or probation information.  You are responsible for informing us of your case number, probation officer, attorney, or any other third-party that needs to be notified of your course completion.  You are also responsible for knowing the details of your case; which agency your certificate needs to be sent to, and which agency is mandating that you take this course.


My friend is giving me a ride, can he/she attend the class too?  

No.  State regulations and confidentiality conditions do not permit unregistered guests in the classroom during instruction.  If your ride is waiting for you, they must wait in the reception area. If your friend would like to take the class, he/she will be required to pay and register in the same manner as other students.

I don't have childcare.  Do you allow kids in the classroom?  

No. We do not allow children to attend the courses and children are not permitted to be unaccompanied in the reception area.  If you are unable to find childcare, please let us know and we will move your course registration to the next available week.


Absence Policy

Absences are not permitted.  This is only a 3-day course.  If you miss a class session, you must re-take the course from the beginning. There are no "make-up" sessions. This is not just our policy, this is a regulation issued by the State of Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation. If it is necessary for you to retake the course, you will be required to pay the $60 course fee again.


Cell Phone Policy

Cell phone use is not permitted in the classroom during periods of instruction.  You may use your cell phone before and after class, and during designated class breaks.  The use of your cell phone during periods of instruction is grounds for dismissal from the course.  You will be required to re-take the course and pay the $60 course fee again.


Certificates

 You will receive a certificate immediately upon the completion of the course.  You will be provided with a Participant Copy for your own records.  We will mail the DPS Copy of your certificate to DPS within 10 business days of course completion. Please be sure to make a copy of your certificate for your records.  If an email address is provided, we will also email you a scanned copy of your certificate for your records within a week of course completion.

Replacement Certificates

The fee for duplicate certificates, in the event that your original certificate has been lost, is $10.


Our program is approved by the State of Texas and meets the requirements as defined below.

Article 42.12, Section 13(h),Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons convicted of first offense DWI and receiving probation, to attend and successfully complete an educational program certified by the department.

Failure to complete the program within 180 days (unless an extension was granted) from the date probation was granted will result in the offender's license being revoked. 

The license cannot be reinstated until the educational program is completed.

The standardized program is 12 hours in length and is designed to help DWI offenders increase their knowledge about alcohol and drugs as these substances relate to driving skills, to identify their own individual drinking/drug use and driving patterns, and to assist them in developing plans which will reduce the probability of future DWI behavior.

Specific course topics include: alcohol/drug and traffic safety problems, Texas laws relating to DWI, effects of alcohol/drugs on humans, alcohol/drugs and driving task abilities, chemical dependency, symptoms of dependency, sources of assistance, costs of DWI, and decision-making.


DPS Mailing Address, Fax Number and Email Information

Required documents can be submitted by mail, fax or email. All documents submitted by email must be in PDF format. Individual must write their name, date of birth and driver license number on all documents so their record can be properly identified.

Mailing Address:

Texas Department of Public Safety
Enforcement and Compliance Service
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0320

Fax Number: 512-424-2848

Email:  driver.improvement@dps.texas.gov


If you have questions regarding your driver license contact the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) customer service Monday -Friday 7:30am – 6:00pm.

For English call: (512) 424-2600
For Spanish call: (512) 424-7181

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