South Carolina DUI Requirements

The DDS will accept DUI Alcohol/ Drug Use Risk Reduction Course certificates of completion from South Carolina residents as follows:

16 hours of Prevention Research Institute (PRI) ONLY
  • Course Provider must be certified by the state of South Carolina
  • No online courses are accepted.
  • Different courses may be taken to accumulate required number of hours.
  • Certificate of completion on approved school/agency letterhead must be obtained and submitted to the DDS. The certificate must include the following:
    • Name, address, and phone number of school/agency
    • Type of program and completion date
    • Total number of course hours completed
    • Customer name and Date of Birth (Driver’s License number is helpful but not required)
  • For U.S. Military offered programs, certificates will be accepted for active duty U.S. Military personnel ONLY. Certificates for dependents, spouses, retirees, or Veterans will not be accepted.
  • To locate a certified course provider, contact the South Carolina DMV or reference the Yellow Pages or online search engine for DUI, Risk Reduction, or Substance Abuse.