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DUI School Information Effective July 1st 2020

Florida Statute 322.292(4) states “DUI education courses must be conducted by a certified DUI instructor in a classroom, using face-to-face instruction and must provide for interaction in the classroom among students and the instructor. Courses may not be conducted via the Internet, remote electronic technology, home study, distance learning, or any other method in which the instructor and students are not physically present in the same classroom.”

Level 1: $300.00* Driving Under the Influence:

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles approved 12 hour course using primarily didactic method of instruction to satisfy statutory requirements for first offense of DUI, D U B A L, Refusal, DUI reduced to RECKLESS DRIVING if substance abuse related, Boating under the Influence (if court required), and/or related arrests/convictions requiring course attendance in an alcohol/substance abuse education program. Program includes required psycho-social evaluation to determine risk(s) for future substance abuse problems. Referral to licensed substance abuse treatment program will be made for persons meeting criteria for mandatory referral. *Includes all Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles approved fees.

Level 2: $445.00* Driving Under the Influence:

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles approved 21 hour course using primarily group method of instruction dealing with the special problems of the multiple offender. Required course of attendance for person with second or subsequent lifetime offenses of the following: DUI, D U B A L, Refusal, DUI reduced to RECKLESS DRIVING if substance abuse related, Boating under the Influence (if court required), and/or related arrests/convictions requiring course attendance in an alcohol/substance abuse education program and persons who have already completed a level one DUI program. Program includes required psycho-social evaluation to determine risk(s) for future substance abuse problems. Referral to licensed substance abuse treatment program will be made for persons meeting criteria for mandatory referral. *Includes all Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles approved fees.

ALL FEES ARE PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. ALL FEES PAID ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. WE ACCEPT CASH, CHECK*, MONEY ORDER, Visa, MasterCard & American Express. *(CHECK WRITER MUST BE PRESENT AND HAVE DRIVER LICENSE OR STATE I.D.)

To register for the DUI SCHOOL you must have the following information:

1 - Photo Identification State or Federal Identification Card, Passport, School Identification.

2 - Proof of Residency for Manatee or Sarasota County (Must provide one of the following):

  • Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental/lease agreement.
  • Florida Voter Registration Card
  • Florida Vehicle Registration or Title
  • Two proofs of residential address from applicant's parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the applicant resides, along with (see next)
  • statement from a parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the applicant resides, combined with two proofs of their residential address (see above)
  • Automobile Payment Booklet
  • Current homeowner’s insurance policy or bill
  • Current automobile insurance policy or bill
  • A current pay stub, recent W-2, letter from employer.
  • Unexpired professional license issued by a government agency in the U.S.
  • W-2 form or 1099 form
  • Utility bills, not more than two months old
  • Mail from financial institutions; including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than two months old
  • Mail from Federal, State, County or City government agencies (including city and county agencies)
  • Proof of Enrollment statement from the school.

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

4 - Police Arrest Report LEGIBLE COPY IS ACCEPTABLE & MUST INCLUDE COMPLETE NARRATIVE REGARDING THE INCIDENT. Arrest Affidavits can be obtained from the County Clerk of Court. 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 - Final Court Disposition or Order (Only *required* if you 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 - FLORIDA DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER or OUT-OF-STATE DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER - If the driver’s license at the time of the incident was issued by another State, 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 printout, less than 30 days old, and reflect the lifetime record. THERE MAY BE AN INSTANCE WHEN BOTH DRIVING RECORDS MUST BE PROVIDED.

PLEASE NOTE IT MAY TAKE 60-90 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS SO PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY 

We are now scheduling in person registration appointments for DUI students.

To protect the health and safety of our visitors and employees we have incorporated
social distancing practices into our registration process.
Mask/Face coverings are to be worn by all that enter the building.
You will not be allowed to enter if you are ill or have a temperature; temperature screening may be utilized.
You must bring your own Pen or Pencil to all classes.

To make an appointment to register for DUI School please call one of our offices:
Bradenton: 941-752-5286
Sarasota: 941-487-7400
Venice: 941-408-1521
 

BUILDING/CLASSROOM RULES

1. Shirt and shoes are required in all SCF buildings.

2. NO alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, weapons, tools or articles that could be used as weapons are allowed at any SCF Campus or office location (including all buildings and parking lots.)

3. NO disruptive, violent, abusive, or threatening behavior is allowed.  All cell phones must be turned off.

4. NO individual is allowed to participate in any DUI function or allowed in any SCF Office after CONSUMING any amount of alcohol or illegal drugs, or while abusing prescribed medications. 

5. NO smoking is allowed in the building, classroom or anywhere on the grounds of SCF.

6. NO Children UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE. Children cannot be left unattended and will not be allowed in the building or classroom.  

If you choose you may pre-register online:

Welcome to our online DUI School Pre-Registration

Students that register for the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota DUI program MUST live, work or attend school in Manatee or Sarasota County. Otherwise they must register in the county where they live, work, or attend school, unless an exception has been granted.

Click here to Sign up for DUI School Today!

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