In 2016, more than one million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is only 1 percent of the 111 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults.
For those that are looking for an online DUI class, there are several things to consider, from where they can find the right online class that meets their legal requirements to how they can go about receiving a certificate of completion and ensuring they get a money-back guarantee if necessary.
With so many offerings available, it can be hard to know what program is really meeting your needs versus one that just looks good online. Let’s discover how you can make the right decision when selecting an online DUI program.
What Should an Online DUI Program Include?
If you're looking at an online DUI program, it's important that you do your homework and research before signing up and paying the required fees. You want to verify that it has been developed by experts in the field. Those experts need to have a reputable background in substance abuse and educational training.
Additionally, you'll want to check with your local court system and make sure that it'll be accepted. Many programs list where their courses are acknowledged by courts and probation departments. The more widely accepted, the likelihood it will be honored by the courts in your case. There may also be different course lengths, allowing the program to offer various courses to meet the requirements outlined by the courts.
You should also make sure that the program you choose offers a 60-day guarantee so that if the class is not accepted by the courts, you have the ability to get a refund.
What You Need to Receive
When it comes to the courts or a probation program, you'll need to provide proof of your enrollment as well as a certificate of completion. Therefore, make sure that the online class will offer these items before you sign up. You should also find out if they offer the option to have these verifications sent directly to the court, your attorney or to your probation service.
Providing Convenience and Necessary Requirements
The reason that you're choosing an online DUI program is to access it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You should have the ability to complete the class at your own pace, but keep in mind that the courts may have a schedule that requires you to complete the class in a specific timeframe to remain compliant.
Remember, each state has its own DUI education requirements. The type of class and number of hours will depend upon several factors, including what your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level was upon arrest as well as the number arrests for drinking and driving that you have on your record.
Avoid risking that the program you select doesn’t meet the court requirements. Contact us at NM Online Education to check out the options available for online DUI classes.
NM Online Educationis a premier defensive driving, DUI school, and alcohol and drug evaluation counseling center. We provide a wide variety of online classes to satisfy your court or DMV requirements. Offering classes in ALL 50 states, we're a leader in U.S. distance learning programs.