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

Weekend, Weeknight and Weekday Classes Available

Georgia DUI Risk Reduction Program

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.

How links and class materials will be delivered to you (Email and Text)

  • 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.

Attendance Policy (Never lose your money!)

  • 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!

GA DDS Rule 375-5-6-.18 (Allowing 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.

  • 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
WEEKDAY
Tues. Oct 4 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Oct 5 & Thurs. Oct 6 from 9am-6pm
REGISTER NOW
WEEKEND
Sat, Oct 8 & Sun, Oct 9 from 9am-6pm and ends Mon. Oct 10 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
REGISTER NOW
WEEKDAY
Tues. Oct 11 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Oct 12 & Thurs. Oct 13 from 9am-6pm
REGISTER NOW
WEEKEND
Sat, Oct 15 & Sun, Oct 16 from 9am-6pm and ends Mon. Oct 17 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
REGISTER NOW
WEEKDAY
Tues. Oct 18 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Oct 19 & Thurs. Oct 20 from 9am-6pm
REGISTER NOW
WEEKEND
Sat, Oct 22 & Sun, Oct 23 from 9am-6pm and ends Mon. Oct 24 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
REGISTER NOW
WEEKDAY
Tues. Oct 25 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Oct 26 & Thurs. Oct 27 from 9am-6pm
REGISTER NOW
WEEKEND
Sat, Oct 29 & Sun, Oct 30 from 9am-6pm and Mon night 6:15pm-10:15pm
REGISTER NOW
WEEKDAY
Tues. Nov 1 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Nov 2 & Thurs. Nov 3 from 9am-6pm
REGISTER NOW
WEEKEND
Sat, Nov 5 & Sun, Nov 6 from 9am-6pm and Mon night Nov 7 from 6:15pm-10:15pm
REGISTER NOW
WEEKDAY
Tues. Nov 8 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Nov 9 & Thurs. Nov 10 from 9am-6pm
REGISTER NOW
WEEKEND
Sat, Nov 12 & Sun, Nov 13 from 9am-6pm and Mon night Nov 14 from 6:15pm-10:15pm
REGISTER NOW
WEEKDAY
Tues. Nov 15 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Nov 16 & Thurs. Nov 17 from 9am-6pm
REGISTER NOW
WEEKEND
Sat, Nov 19 & Sun, Nov 20 from 9am-6pm and ends Mon. Nov 21 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
REGISTER NOW

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

Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore
03:30 30 Sep 22
Mr.Andre is very informative and knowledgeable about the prime for life studies and he also keeps the class alert and the sessions moving at a understandable yet moving pace….thank you B.D.S and Thank you Mr.Andre.
Lindsey Peyton
Lindsey Peyton
21:57 29 Sep 22
Highly recommend Andre at Barbers Driving school. He made the class to easy and fun so that the time went by so fast. Thank you Andre!
Jake Mattingly
Jake Mattingly
21:31 29 Sep 22
Good experience and a great instructor thanks Andre
Roberts Stephen
Roberts Stephen
21:29 29 Sep 22
I really recommend taking if you in need of help. This class help me with withdrawals and how to have a good support team.
John
John
21:25 29 Sep 22
Very very good at breaking things down
TW Barker
TW Barker
01:41 27 Sep 22
I expected DUI school to be long, boring, and drawn-out, but with the instructor I had, I think I learned a hell of a lot more than I would have with any other school. Mrs. Candice was AWESOME, to say the least!!! Makes me wish she was in the D.A.R.E. programs way back when before I got into this mess. But because of her enthusiasm and genuine concern for us, and the information of course, I was truly able to be honest with myself and now have the desire to make real changes, aka low-risk choices. Much appreciated!!
Fury Of Seven
Fury Of Seven
01:34 27 Sep 22
Mrs. Candice is the best teacher ever i thought i was going to struggle with this test and this course she made it easy and made me feel better and less stressed about the test and i aced it i really appreciate barbers driving school. Dont skip out on this opportunity.
Je'Colby Small
Je’Colby Small
01:33 27 Sep 22
5 star teaching . Great class
Davis
Davis
01:33 27 Sep 22
Mrs. Candice was such a sweet lady and great teacher! She made our Zoom class interesting and fun
Raegan Johnson
Raegan Johnson
01:32 27 Sep 22
Ms. Candace made this risk reduction class enjoyable while teaching. I expected pure boredom and it was great….. From Michael
Nick Ballew
Nick Ballew
01:32 27 Sep 22
Really great school, very helpful and to the point. Mrs. Candice is an awesome host. I don’t want to ever do this again, but if I did I’d want Mrs. Candice to be hosting.
Vibe With Tae
Vibe With Tae
01:31 27 Sep 22
Mrs. Candice is a GREAT TEACHER & she made the class wayyyy more entertaining than anyone could possibly make it. I thank her so much & very grateful for her.
Jonathan Walton
Jonathan Walton
19:53 24 Sep 22
Ms.Brooks was the best teacher and explain everything very well and clear.
Zach Stokes
Zach Stokes
01:44 24 Sep 22
Great school the class was awesome learned a lot
Trey Pratt
Trey Pratt
01:43 24 Sep 22
My instructor was great 10/10!!!
js_loader

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

DUI/Alcohol or Drug Risk Reduction Program