D.C. DUI Requirements

These are requirements for Washington D.C. residents. The DDS will accept DUI Alcohol/Drug Use Risk Reduction Course certificates of completion as follows:

Required Course Hours: 

  • At least 20 classroom hours. 
  • You may take various courses to accumulate the 20 hours. 

Course Requirements: 

  • DDS will not accept non-certified course providers. Washington D.C. must certify the course provider.
  • DDS will not accept online courses
  • You must get a certificate of completion on an approved school/agency letterhead. Once you get it, you can submit it to DDS. The certificate must include the following:
    • Name, address, and phone number of school/agency
    • Type of program and completion date
    • Total numbers of course hours completed
    • Customer name and Date of Birth (Driver’s License number is helpful but not required)
  • For a U.S. Military offered program. Certificates are ONLY accepted for active-duty U.S. Military personnel. DDS will not accept certificates for dependents, spouses, retirees, or Veterans.
  • To locate a certified course provider, contact the Washington D.C. DMV. Otherwise, perform an online search for DUI, Risk Reduction, or Substance Abuse.