Georgia Risk Reduction Program (GA DDS Approved DUI School) Zoom or In-Person

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Weekend and Weekday Classes are Available Every Week.

The Next Week Night Class is December 26-30 @ 6:15pm-10:15pm.

You may attend on Zoom or In-Person at our Columbus, GA location.

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

Step 1 : ASSESSMENT Component $100 (Needs Survey)

  • The Assessment Component (Needs Survey) is completed first and must be done at least 30 minutes before class begins.
  • 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, under the DUI section!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and class materials will be delivered to you?

  • The DUI BOOK Link will be emailed to you the day before the class starts if you choose zoom! (CHECK SPAM FOLDER)
  • The ZOOM DUI School classroom Link will be emailed to you the day before the class starts!
  • Live in Columbus, GA and choose zoom?  Come by our office and pick up a physical copy of your workbook.

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 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 for any class!

DUI Schedule, Click REGISTER NOW beside the class you want to attend!

DUI Classroom DATES are for Zoom and/or In-Person Purchase below
WEEKEND
Sat., Dec 10 & Sun., Dec 11 from 9am-6pm and ends Mon. Dec 12 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tues. Dec. 13 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Dec. 14 & Thurs. Dec. 15 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Sat., Dec 17 & Sun., Dec 18 from 9am-6pm and ends Mon. Dec 19 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tues. Dec. 20 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Dec. 21 & Thurs. Dec. 22 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKNIGHT (Zoom Only)
MONDAY-FRIDAY
Dec. 26-30 from 6:15pm-10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tues. Dec. 27 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Dec. 28 & Thurs. Dec. 29 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKDAY
Tues. Jan. 3 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Jan. 4 & Thurs. Jan. 5 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Sat., Jan. 7 and Sun. Jan. 8 from 9am-6pm and ends Mon. Jan. 9 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tues. Jan. 10 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Jan. 11 & Thurs. Jan. 12 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Sat., Jan. 14 and Sun. Jan. 15 from 9am-6pm and ends Mon. Jan. 16 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tues. Jan. 17 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Jan. 18 & Thurs. Jan. 19 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Sat., Jan 21 & Sun., Jan 22 from 9a-6pm and ends Mon. Jan 23 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKNIGHT (Zoom Only)
MONDAY-FRIDAY
Jan. 23-27 from 6:15pm-10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tues. Jan. 24 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Jan. 25 & Thurs. Jan. 26 from 9am-6pm
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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.

GOOGLE REVIEWS

Kris Montazem
Kris Montazem
08:34 06 Dec 22
I had an issue come up from my past which presented me with a unique set of challenges due to looming timeline, logistics (where the infraction occurred), I live in another state and governmental agencies not sharing information, some of which are now defunct 20-plus years later.I did a Google search and Barber’s Driving School in Columbus, Georgia was the first one that came up as being DDS Certified which offered Zoom classes. I am so glad I found them to take the required classes. Not only were they professional and highly organized in their structure and platform. I had the immense pleasure of being part of a class that was taught by Mr. Andre Tarver. He was engaging, very immersive and taught in an inclusive, non-judgmental fashion. He was so real, and I felt a deep connection to his teaching method. A great teacher!! He related to everyone’s stories and passed on his wisdom. He had a great teaching method.If you ever have the unfortunate luck to have to attend a mandatory risk reduction class I recommend the Barber Driving school, and if you’re fortunate enough you might be assigned Mr. Tarver as your instructor.I came out of the class with a better understanding of myself, my habits and how to live better by making more low risk choices!Thank you to Barber’s and Mr. Tarver!!
Jumarus 1093
Jumarus 1093
04:06 06 Dec 22
Had gotten arrested for a DUI and needed to go to classes. I was dreading having to sit in classes for hours about how “drinking was bad” and so on. Barbers driving school allowed me to use zoom video calling to complete my 20 required hours with Andre. I wish I could give more than just 5 stars just because Andre made the class very productive but also made it his goal to listen and understand his class very well. He did not judge a single one of us and helped encourage and guide us in the right paths on doing better on not making mistakes like we’ve made again. Thank you Andre and Barbers driving school!
James Melson
James Melson
04:03 06 Dec 22
It helped me to learn a lot about myself and a lot of helpful information. Great teacher I like the way he teach.
Super Spud
Super Spud
01:40 06 Dec 22
The class was really informative itself, as well as Andre, the instructor, was very straightforward & made it bareable to sit in a classroom setting for my 20 hrs.
PT HoPPeR4
PT HoPPeR4
23:40 03 Dec 22
My instructor was amazing I feel like I got a lot of lession for the driver improvement today
Daisy Sweatman
Daisy Sweatman
22:58 03 Dec 22
I had to do a zoom meeting and my instructor was so nice and helpful, I couldn’t of asked for a better class then hers. I highly recommend taking her class, she teaches so much about driving that most of us would of never thought of. Her name is Celia Brooks. One of the best teachers and mentors out there!! Without her I wouldn’t of made a 100 on the test nor get the certificate I needed. So I really do appreciate everything she’s done and it was a best 6 hours of teaching.
Trevor Dunn
Trevor Dunn
02:51 02 Dec 22
Ms. Love was great at teaching. I learned how to be a better driver and take the extra precautions that I ignored before
vincent knapp
vincent knapp
02:49 02 Dec 22
Mrs. love was awesome! made it very easy to learn and stay engaged.
Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas
22:47 01 Dec 22
Mr. Andre was a fantastic instructor who made this experience much more relaxed than a similar class I attended previously, at another location. His teaching method kept everyone engaged throughout the class and allowed students to share about their experiences without judgement.
Jeff Swanner
Jeff Swanner
22:46 01 Dec 22
Mr. Andre Tarver was a phenomenal instructor and made sure you were learning the material. Was very receptive to questions and made the course engaging and fun. Highly recommend this driving school for DUI classes.
Helena Hill
Helena Hill
22:44 01 Dec 22
Steven Shattuck
Steven Shattuck
22:39 01 Dec 22
Just finished my class and thanks to Mr. Andre Tarver the whole class passed he was a great teacher and made the time go by fast.
Piggy Productions
Piggy Productions
18:56 30 Nov 22
Mr. Green was a wonderful teacher! He made our son feel very comfortable and confident in his driving. He gave great tips and the way he taught our son to parallel park was terrific:). Very easy process to schedule classes and sessions as well.
Jamal Liverpool
Jamal Liverpool
22:20 23 Nov 22
The instructor for my class, Andre Tarver, was helpful, knowledgeable, and a class act! Thank you!
Alex Gomez
Alex Gomez
22:18 23 Nov 22
Andre is the best instructor out there, even better than most of my colleges professors.
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Georgia Department of Driver Services Approved  DUI School / Risk Reduction Program (GA DDS #0030)

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

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