GA DDS Approved DUI Risk Reduction Program

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

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The Next Week Day Class is this Tuesday.

The Next Weekend Class is this Saturday.

The Next Week Night Class is February 13-17 @ 6:15pm-10:15pm.

You may attend any scheduled class 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.  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, 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!

You must register no later 2 hours before the class start time.

This gives you time to complete the 30 minute assessment.

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

DUI Classroom DATES are for Zoom and/or In-Person Purchase below, no later than 2 hours before the class start time
WEEKEND
Sat., Feb 4 & Sun., Feb 5 from 9a-6p and ends Mon. Feb 6 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tues. Feb. 7 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Feb. 8 & Thurs. Feb. 9 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Sat., Feb 11 & Sun., Feb 12 from 9a-6p and ends Mon. Feb 13 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKNIGHT (Zoom Only)
MONDAY-FRIDAY
Feb. 13-17 from 6:15pm-10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tues. Feb. 14 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Feb. 15 & Thurs. Feb. 16 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Sat., Feb 18 & Sun., Feb 19 from 9a-6p and ends Mon. Feb 20 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tues. Feb. 21 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Feb. 22 & Thurs. Feb. 23 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Sat., Feb 25 & Sun., Feb 26 from 9a-6p and ends Mon. Feb 27 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tues. Feb. 28 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Mar. 1 & Thurs. Mar. 2 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Sat., Mar. 4 & Sun., Mar. 5 from 9a-6p and ends Mon. Mar. 6 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tues. Mar. 7 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Mar. 8 & Thurs. Mar. 9 from 9am-6pm
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WEEKEND
Sat., Mar. 11 & Sun., Mar. 12 from 9a-6p and ends Mon. Mar. 13 from 6:15pm- 10:15pm
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WEEKDAY
Tues. Mar. 14 from 10am-2pm, Wed. Mar. 15 & Thurs. Mar. 16 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

David Kimble
David Kimble
03:08 31 Jan 23
Ms. Tarver was an excellent and engaging instructor!!!
Clarence Lawson
Clarence Lawson
03:07 31 Jan 23
Good class instructor was great Jas Tarver
Marina krasun
Marina krasun
03:07 31 Jan 23
Ms. Jas is an awesome instructor! I would definitely recommend this driving school no matter where you live!
Justin Young
Justin Young
03:07 31 Jan 23
Chad Bruce
Chad Bruce
03:06 31 Jan 23
This class was amazing!! Mrs. Tarver was absolutely a pleasure for a teacher. Not was I was expecting at all. Highly recommend Barber’s Driving School.
Josh Browning
Josh Browning
03:02 31 Jan 23
Great class! Instructor very helpful and nice!!!
Taneshia Chambers
Taneshia Chambers
17:19 30 Jan 23
Celia is a great instructor! She ensured that everything was covered and ensured everyone understood
Kiara D
Kiara D
22:48 28 Jan 23
Ms.Brooks was so great ! I attended on Zoom but it was just as interactive and informational as being there in person. Highly recommend her as your instructor if you plan on attending the course !
Andrew Lanier
Andrew Lanier
21:42 28 Jan 23
Very educational, and very professional. I’d definitely recommend them! Mrs. Brooks is great
Lamarcus Griffin
Lamarcus Griffin
03:01 28 Jan 23
Wouldn’t ask for a better Advice Than Ms. Jas Tarver At Barber Dui School. She made the class easy to understand. I really enjoyed my time with you and my fellow classmate. Thanks you!!!!
Isaac Vera
Isaac Vera
02:55 28 Jan 23
Ms Jas was such an amazing teacher. It was easy to learn and listen to the class because she made it interesting. I’m hoping tómale better decisions and do things better thanks to the way she explained the class !!Thank you Ms Jas. You are amazing !!!!!!!It was nice to meet you!!!!!!
Joseph Jones
Joseph Jones
02:53 28 Jan 23
Ms Jaz , Was excellent at explaining the course . She made it fun little laughter great information. Thanks
jakia simpson
jakia simpson
02:52 28 Jan 23
Ms. Jas Tarver is the best and very patient.
Tamiko Mitchell
Tamiko Mitchell
02:52 28 Jan 23
Mrs Jaz is the best instructor ever.
Karina Pacheco
Karina Pacheco
02:51 28 Jan 23
Enjoyed learning the material very well self explanatory! Not many dui classes do weekday classes.
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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 [email protected]