DUI Program: Level I « Advocate Program

DUI Program: Level I


The DUI Level I Drug and Alcohol Education Course includes a substance abuse evaluation and 12 hours of instruction designed to expose the DUI client with one alcohol- or drug-related traffic arrest/conviction to the issues regarding the use of alcohol and drugs.


Substance Abuse Evaluation

• Includes a one-hour, face-to-face substance abuse evaluation, completed by a certified DUI Evaluator

• Consists of written diagnostic tests, along with a comprehensive psychosocial evaluation

• Evaluation must be completed prior to class participation (when feasible)

DUI Level I Course Content

• Instructional & interactive education (12 hrs)

• Behavioral objectives for participants, including personal choices

• A review of Florida’s DUI laws

• A review of the DUI process as it applies to the court system and the Florida DHSMV

• Substance abuse, chemical dependency and other issues

Goals of DUI First Offender (Level I) Education

• Define the DUI problem that affects individuals and society as a whole

• Provide information on the effects and consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs

• Assist participants in self-assessing the nature of their problem as it relates to driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs

• Develop alternatives to impaired driving

• Link participants to community resources



Note: If a participant is convicted of another DUI offense while attending the DUI Level I program, they must complete both DUI Level I and Level II programs before they can receive a certificate of completion.