Designed for individuals who have been arrested for only one DUI or one DUI amended to Reckless Driving. First Offenders only.
Mandated, per FS 316.192(5) and 316.193(5) with level of education determined based upon the number of lifetime DUI/Reckless Driving offenses, per DHSMV Administrative Rule 15A-10.025(2).
MAY BE COURT ORDERED for other offenses, i.e. open container, boating under the influence.
May be DHSMV required for: out of state convictions; Minor with .02 citation; Chapter 893 Suspensions; or to obtain “Hardship or Business Purposes Only” permits during an Administrative Suspension.
To educate those who may be harmfully involved with alcohol and other drugs about the effects of these substances.
- Effects of alcohol and drugs on a driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle.
- Review of Florida traffic laws relating to DUI.
- Review of DUI process through the court system and DHSMV.
- Identify alternatives to future drinking and driving situations.
- Learn about drug and alcohol resources available in the community.
Please review and obtain the following list of required items that you must bring to begin the DUI enrollment process: (You may print this page as a check list)
___ 1 - Photo Identification
i.e. State Identification Card, Passport, School Identification or Booking Photo. The photo identification must include your picture, your name and your address. If there is no address on the identification then you must also provide the following---Proof of employment (i.e. Pay Stub), or residence (i.e. Utility Bill) or school attendance (i.e. College ID) for one of the following counties - Orange, Osceola, Brevard or Seminole.
___ 2 - Proof of Residency
Clients that provided an address that IS NOT LOCATED in Orange, Osceola, Brevard, or Seminole County MUST provide the following ---Proof of employment (i.e. Pay Stub), or residence (i.e. Utility Bill) or school attendance (i.e. College ID) for one of the following counties - Orange, Osceola, Brevard or Seminole.
___ 3 - DUI Arrest Citation / Ticket
(LEGIBLE COPY IS ACCEPTABLE) - This cannot be used as the Arrest Affidavit/Arrest Report. This can be obtained from the County Clerk of Court. Clients that are Unlawful BAL (Under 21).05 or Higher will need to provide the Notice of Suspension Ticket/Citation (obtainable from the DMV or Police Department).
___ 4 - Arrest Affidavit / Charging Affidavit / Police Arrest Report or Traffic Crash Report
Traffic Crash Report (if involved in an accident) LEGIBLE COPY IS ACCEPTABLE & MUST INCLUDE COMPLETE NARRATIVE REGARDING THE INCIDENT. Arrest Affidavits can be obtained from the County Clerk of Court & Traffic Crash Reports can be obtained from the Florida Highway Patrol or Police Department. Not applicable for clients that are attending due to Unlawful BAL (Under 21).05 or Higher.
___ 5 - Breath / Blood or Urine Test Results or Refusal
This information should be included on the Arrest Report and/or DUI Arrest Citation. If the test was sent to a Lab, you must contact that Lab or Police Department for the final results. Clients that are Unlawful BAL (Under 21).05 or Higher, the results should be on the Notice of Suspension Ticket/Citation.
___ 6 - Pre-Trial Diversion Contract or Final Court Disposition or Order
(Only *required* if you have already received the Pre-Trial Diversion Contract or have received a Final Conviction in court.) If you have not been in front of a judge and/or have not received any court documents, then you are *not required* to bring these court documents. Not applicable for clients that are Unlawful BAL (Under 21).05 or Higher.
___ 7 - Out-of-State and/or Older Incidents
In the event the documentation is from another state or an older incident and the above documents are not available; then verification from the court or police department must be provided. This documentation must acknowledge as much information related to the incident as possible.
___ 8 - Lifetime Driving Record / History
You may purchase a Lifetime Florida Driving Record at our office from a Customer Service representative.
You may opt to provide your own copy of the Lifetime Florida Driving Record (MUST HAVE BEEN PROCESSED WITHIN 15 DAYS OF REGISTRATION)
OUT-OF-STATE DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER - If the driver’s license at the time of the incident was issued by another State, www.DMV.org will provide you with a listing of Driver’s License Offices for all states. It is the client’s responsibility to obtain the Lifetime Driving Record in more than enough time for the evaluation appointment. The Driving Record must be an official DHSMV-based printout, less than 30 days old, and reflect the lifetime record.
The Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles Administrative Rules allows the DUI Program to:
- DIS-ENROLL or REFUSE to ENROLL any individual who
- Refuses to complete the folder information, answer the testing instrument,
- Refuses to actively participate in the evaluation appointment or the class sessions.
- DIS-ENROLL or REFUSE to ENROLL any individual who is
- Disruptive or unwilling to comply with the rules and procedures of the Program.
- DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR is defined as using abusive, threatening language or gestures; shouting or using profanity at staff or at other students; or behavior which would be unacceptable in Court. If you are disruptive in class or during the evaluation appointment, you will be asked to leave. If you are asked to leave, you will pay 100% of the enrollment fees to re-enroll. Disruptive behavior includes in person or over the phone.
- DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR may result in a call to 911 for escort from the premises, and possibly a No Trespass Order. A report of the incident will be sent to the Court and /or Probation.
- NO WEAPONS: No student will be allowed to bring any deadly or dangerous weapon to registration, class session or evaluation appointment. This includes guns, knives, scissors, box cutters or any other item that can be used as a weapon. Bringing such items to any DUI related function will result in immediate dismissal from the function, a call to 911 for escort from the premises, and may result in disenrollment from DUI School.
- PHOTO IDENTIFICATION: I acknowledge that I must bring a Photo ID to class and will present that ID to the instructor when requested. I understand that failure to bring a Photo ID will result in dismissal from class and I will be charged a rescheduling fee.
- These guidelines were established to provide all students with a positive and safe learning environment.
- No alcohol or controlled substances will be allowed in any Florida Safety Council location facility or on the grounds.
- Cell phones must be turned off. No smoking in the building or within 50ft of the building. Vending machines are located in the student lounge areas for your convenience in some of our facilities. Ask your instructor for locations.
- You MUST be on time for ALL appointments and classes.
- In order to avoid a rescheduling penalty, you must contact the Customer Service no less than five business days prior to the appointment to reschedule at no cost. With documentation of good cause, this program will allow you to reschedule up to 48 hours after your missed appointment without additional charge: however, you will need to bring documentation, within 5 business days, to verify.
- If you fail to complete your classes and evaluation within 90 days of enrollment, you will be required to re-enroll and pay 100% of the enrollment fee.
- All classes start on time. You do not need to bring paperwork to the class. Make sure you have a form of photo identification and arrive on time. Once roll is taken, no one will be admitted to class. If you miss any class session because you are late or absent without documentation of good cause (as stated above), you will have to reschedule and complete the entire class with no credit for sessions attended.
- If you miss any class session, you will be required to begin the class again, from session one. You will not receive credit for classes attended. You will be charged a rescheduling fee unless you can document good cause.
- If you refuse to comply with all class requirements or are disruptive in the class, you will be asked to leave and will forfeit all fees and be required to re-enroll paying 100% of the enrollment fee.
- If you fail to attend the Evaluation Appointment, you will be charged a penalty fee as required by Florida Statute.
- If you are 5 or more minutes, late for your evaluation appointment, you will not be seen and penalties for absence will be incurred.
- If you fail to attend class or if you fail to return for your evaluation within 90 days of your original ENROLLMENT date, you will forfeit all fees paid and begin the enrollment process from the beginning. Notice of this failure is sent to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
- The use of alcohol, drugs, abuse of prescription medication, or other controlled substances prior to and/or during the evaluation appointment or class will not be permitted. Florida Safety Council staff administers alcohol tests. All clients are responsible for the cost of this testing and may be required to pay for additional Alcohol Saliva Test Strips. If you are seen to be under the influence or if you test positive at any level on an alcohol breath test or refuse to comply with a test, you will be asked to leave the class or evaluation. If positive, you must pay 100% of the enrollment fee and attend all components again, as per Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Rules.
- If you wish to transfer to another In-State or Out-State DUI Program, there is a transfer fee and a DHSMV form to be signed to the new Program. You must contact the new Program, and the new Program must send updates to Florida Safety Council.
- Children and guests ARE NOT allowed during classes, evaluation sessions or during the registration process. Children ARE NOT to be left without adult supervision in any part of the building.
- Appropriate dress is required. Appropriate behavior is expected.
- If you have registered for the wrong DUI program, by withholding information on previous DUI charges or DUI program attendance and a record check by FSC or the DHSMV reveals the error, you will be required to pay for the correct DUI program. The fees already paid for the incorrect program are forfeited and will not transfer.
- In order to satisfactorily complete the DUI Program you must attend all scheduled class sessions, complete all homework, attend all evaluation appointments and pay all fees. You will not receive a certificate of completion until you meet all these requirements and must complete all requirements.
- Per Administrative Rule, anyone entering the DUI Program (voluntarily, court ordered or as a requirement of DHSMV) is required to complete the educational requirements and obtain an evaluation within 90 days of enrollment. If your DUI conviction is dropped or dismissed but your Administrative Suspension remains valid, you must still complete the DUI Program within 90 days. Failure to do so may result in a notice of cancellation to the DHSMV and repayment of the full fee upon re-enrollment.
- This information has been disclosed to you from your records, protected by Federal Confidentiality Regulation – Chapter 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 2 [42 CFR Part 2]. The confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse records is maintained by this office in accordance with Federal Confidentiality Regulation 42 CFR Part 2 as well as State requirements. The Federal rules prohibit the DUI Program from making any further disclosure of this information unless further disclosure is expressly permitted by the written consent of the person to whom it pertains (you the Student), or as otherwise permitted by 42 CFR Part 2. A general authorization for the release of medical or other information is NOT sufficient for this purpose.