Georgia DDS DUI Certified Risk Reduction Program

Georgia Department of Driver Services Certified and Approved DUI School

You may take any of our scheduled classes on Zoom or In-Person.

Zoom DUI Certificates issued are the same as In-Person Certificates.

If you have been charged, you can take our class now!

We do not cancel classes!

Certificates will be emailed at the end of class!

Weekend and weeknight classes fill up fast. Click Register Now, beside your dates, on the SCHEDULE below to pay.

Georgia DDS Certified

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Next Weekend Class is June 1-3 (Saturday, Sunday and Monday).

Next Week Day Class is May 28-30 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).

Next Week Night Class is June 10-14 (Mon-Fri from 6:15pm-10:15pm).

You may attend any scheduled class on Zoom

or In-Person at our Columbus, GA location.

Check our Full Schedule Below the Step by Step Process and

Click Register beside the class dates you want on the schedule below.

 

Georgia’s DUI Risk Reduction Program (DUI School) has two steps:

Step 1 : ASSESSMENT Component $100 (GARRP Online Needs Survey)

  • The Assessment Component (GARRP Needs Survey) is completed first.  It takes about 30 minutes to complete.
  • It is a 130-question comprehensive screening instrument. It evaluates the extent of an individual’s alcohol and drug use and its impact on driving.
  • The GARRP STUDENT PORTAL link will be on the redirect page, after you pay!
  • In the GARRP Student Portal you will; set up your account, sign your contracts and complete the Needs Survey (takes about 25 minutes).
  • Do NOT turn off GARRP Notifications, this will be how you receive your test and evaluation during the class.

Step 2 : 20 hour INTERVENTION Component $260 (DUI School on Zoom or In-Person)

  • The Intervention Component is administered after completion of the Assessment Component.  This must be finished 30 minutes prior to class start time.
  • You have one year to complete the course once you have taken your assessment.
  • It is a 20-hour course comprised of (2 1/2) days or in a (5-night class).
  • Barber’s offers Weekend, Weeknight and Weekday classes.  Check our schedule below and register.

GA DDS Rule 375-5-6-.18 (Allowing you to take DUI School on ZOOM)

a)  The Department may develop policies and procedures for the delivery of remote classroom instruction for certified DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction programs in the event of a public health state of emergency, natural disaster, or man-made disaster.

(b) A certified DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction program may utilize remote services for classroom instruction and the administration of assessments. Such instruction, training, and assessments may be done via web services, such as, but not limited to, Skype, Zoom, or Webex. Instruction must be synchronous instruction allowing for real-time instruction and interaction in a specific virtual place, through a specific online medium, at a specific time.

How will links, class materials and the certificate be delivered to you?

  • The DUI BOOK Link will be emailed to you the day before the class starts if you choose zoom. Download, do not print! (CHECK SPAM FOLDER)
  • The ZOOM DUI School classroom PRE-REGISTRATION Link will be emailed to you the day before the class starts! (MUST PRE-REGISTER)
  • Live in Columbus, GA and choose zoom?  Come by our office and pick up a physical copy of your workbook.
  • Certificates will be emailed at the end of the class.

What is the Attendance Policy? (Never lose your money!)

  • Be on time and sober.  You must give your undivided attention on Zoom.  You may not work or go anywhere while in class.
  • Did you miss a DUI School class or were you late?  You can attend any future scheduled DUI School class within 3 weeks and pick up where you left off.
  • If you do not complete DUI School class within 3 weeks, you will have to start over. You do not have to pay again!

Total Cost for GEORGIA DUI RISK REDUCTION PROGRAM (DUI School)  = $360

  • Assessment (Needs Survey) $100
  • DUI School Workbook $25
  • 20 hr Intervention Class (DUI School class) $235

Barber’s Driving School is Georgia DDS Certified and GA DDS Approved to teach the

GA DDS certified DUI Risk Reduction Program (DUI School) virtual on Zoom or In-Person.

Check our DUI School schedule below and REGISTER NOW beside the dates you want!

Georgia DDS Certified DUI Risk Reduction Program Schedule

Click REGISTER NOW beside the class you want to attend on zoom or in-person!

DUI Classroom DATES are for Zoom and/or In-PersonPurchase below, no later than 2 hours before the class start time
NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKENDNO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
WEEKDAY
Tuesday May 28 from 10am-2pm, Wednesday May 29 & Thursday May 30 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2 from 9a-6p and ends Monday, June 3 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tuesday June 4 from 10am-2pm, Wednesday June 5 & Thursday June 6 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9 from 9a-6p and ends Monday, June 10 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKNIGHT
June 10-14
Monday-Friday 6:15pm-10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tuesday June 11 from 10am-2pm, Wednesday June 12 & Thursday June 13 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16 from 9a-6p and ends Monday, June 17 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tuesday June 18 from 10am-2pm, Wednesday June 19 & Thursday June 20 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23 from 9a-6p and ends Monday, June 24 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKNIGHT
June 24-28
Monday-Friday 6:15pm-10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tuesday June 25 from 10am-2pm, Wednesday June 26 & Thursday June 27 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30 from 9a-6p and ends Monday, July 1 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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DUI/ Risk Reduction FAQ

1. What is a DUI, Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Course?

DUI, Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction is an intervention program mandated by law.  The program is for people: convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) possession of illegal drugs underage possession of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle or Boating Under the Influence (BUI). It consists of two components: an assessment component and an intervention component. Both components must be successfully completed to obtain a certificate of completion.

2. What are the attendance policies for DUI, Alcohol, or Drug Use Risk Reduction courses?

You must arrive on time and complete each session in order. Students that arrive late to any session can expect to be denied entry into class.  Also, students that are absent or leave early from any session may need to start the course over again at no cost.  Some other schools charge you another $235.  Please consider the course schedule carefully. Take any potential scheduling conflicts you may have into account before signing a contract to attend.

3. How is Georgia’s Risk Reduction course structured?

Georgia’s risk reduction course has two components. They are the (1) Assessment Component (NEEDS Assessment) and the (2) Intervention Component. Students must complete both to receive a Certificate of Completion.

  • The Assessment Component is completed first. It is a 130-question comprehensive screening instrument. It evaluates the extent of an individual’s alcohol and drug use and its impact on driving.
  • The Intervention Component is administered after completion of the Assessment Component. It is a 20-hour course comprised of several sessions. Several days of lessons take place in a group environment. The Intervention Component offers therapeutic education and peer group counseling. This lesson covers alcohol, drug use, and their effects on driving.

4. What Assessment Components are certified by the DDS for use in the State of Georgia?

DDS has approved the NEEDS Assessment Component for use in the State of Georgia. It is a copyrighted product of ADE, Inc. It is a 130-question comprehensive screening instrument. It evaluates the extent of an individual’s alcohol and drug use and its impact on driving.  You may take the Assessment online or at Barber’s Driving School.

5. What Intervention Components are certified by the DDS for use in the State of Georgia?

Currently, DDS has approved the Prime for Life Intervention Component for use in the State of Georgia. This is a copyrighted product of Prevention Research Institute, Inc.

6. How do I know if a particular DUI, Alcohol, or Drug Use Risk Reduction school has been approved?

Barber’s Driving School has been Georgia Department of Driver Services approved to teach the DUI/ Risk Reduction since the Driver Improvement Act of the 1970s.

7. How long does it take to complete a DUI, Alcohol, or Drug Use Risk Reduction course?

The entire 20-hour course takes 2 1/2 days! Please check our schedules as we do off a variety of different options.

8. Can I obtain a refund if I am not able to attend a course or if I am late to, absent from, or leave a session early?

We will issue a refund for the classroom portion of the program if you never attend.

9. Will the DDS accept a certificate of completion from a DUI, Alcohol, or Drug Use Risk Reduction course that I completed online?

Certificates of Completion from online DUI, Alcohol, or Drug Use Risk Reduction courses cannot be accepted by the DDS for any purposes related to an individual’s driver’s license or driving privileges.

10. Will the DDS accept a certificate of completion from a DUI, Alcohol, or Drug Use Risk Reduction course that I completed with Barber’s on ZOOM?

Yes

11. What if I lose my DUI, Alcohol, or Drug Use Risk Reduction certificate of completion?

Replacement certificates are no charge!  Some schools charge $20.

12. Can I transfer my assessment results from one DUI, Alcohol, or Drug Use Risk Reduction school to another?

Yes. The DDS rules and regulations allow students to transfer assessment results between schools. Transfer is allowed under limited circumstances: A class for which a student has a signed intervention contract has been cancelled; or, The student has moved at least thirty (30) miles away from the school that he or she contracted with to attend. The school may charge a fee of up to $25 for transferring results of an Assessment Component due to student relocation; or, There is an emergency and prior approval by the Department has been obtained.

13. What is the cost of a DUI, Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction course?

The cost of a DUI, Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction course is set by law. The total cost of the course is $360.00. This includes the Assessment Component ($100.00), the Intervention Component ($235.00), and a workbook ($25.00).

14. Does the DDS accept certificates of completion from DUI, Alcohol, or Drug Use Risk Reduction courses from other states?

It is recommended that if there is any question as to whether a particular out-of-state program will be accepted by the DDS: You should review the DUI School Guidelines for Other States for acceptable classes. You may call the DDS Customer Contact Center at (678) 413-8400 prior to enrollment.

15. What is a clinical evaluation?

This is not the assessment you take before class. Laws and regulations related to clinical evaluations and substance abuse treatment providers are administered by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).  Detailed FAQs related to clinical evaluations and substance abuse treatment providers can be found on their website. Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

16. When is a clinical evaluation required for purposes of reinstating my Georgia driver’s license or driving privileges?

Documented proof of having completed a state-approved clinical evaluation is required of all persons that wish to reinstate a suspension of their Georgia driver’s license or driving privileges resulting from two or more convictions of driving under the influence within the past ten (10) years. Laws and regulations related to clinical evaluations and substance abuse treatment providers may be found on the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities website.

Georgia DDS Certified DUI School / Georgia DDS Certified Risk Reduction Program (GA DDS #0030)

Zoom and In-Person Classes Available.

Questions or Concerns:  Call (706) 561-2509 or Email BarbersDriving@gmail.com

DUI/Alcohol or Drug Risk Reduction Program