Education Curriculum Usage Copy

The CADTP Best Practice document states:

The DUI Education series is our opportunity to increase the client’s awareness of the relationship between alcohol/drug use and the inherent risks involved, resulting in modified drinking/drug use in high-risk situations such as driving. The classes should provide information on the legal, medical, and social problems associated with the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

DUI program clients should receive consistent information within the time frame specified in Title Nine of no less than 1-hour sessions and no more than 2-hour sessions. Each client should receive the same education program/curriculum.

The information given in education should be research-based and have been shown to have statistical validity.

Educators should be trained in the presentation skills needed to deliver the material consistently and creatively in order to engage our clients in their education process.

The education design should assist clients to gain a greater understanding of the effects of alcohol and drug use and abuse, the risks to self and community of driving after consuming alcohol and other drugs; and to introduce clients to the presence and benefit of available treatment and support groups.

CADTP Best Practice provides:


Tips on Presenting DUI Education


Know the material:

  • Review the material well in advance of the class, understand the objectives, and how to meet them.
  • Practice to have the timing down; per regulation, the provider cannot end the session early or go past the scheduled end time.

Be prepared:

  • Provide professional copies of all supporting documentation.
  • Set up the education room 15 minutes in advance of the class, and test the equipment. Set up will assist the educator to not feel/look rushed–composure is a key trait of the professional educator.

Be professional:

  • Assure the educator’s attire and attitude, dress and act professionally.
  • There is no grace period, know how to address late clients; the provider is responsible for providing the entire 2 hours of service.
  • Continuously strive to improve the educational information delivery.

Gather feedback:

  • Create tools, surveys or questionnaires, to solicit client feedback for continuous improvement.


California DUI Program Provider’s Survey, 2011

Education Study

Source: California DUI Program Providers Survey
Sheldon Zhang, Project Director
San Diego State University, Department of Sociology

In this study Dr. Zhang notes: Education Curriculum Components

Respondents mentioned a wide variety of curriculum topics covered in their education, including:

  • Physiological and social effects of alcohol and drugs,
  • Addiction,
  • Choices and consequences,
  • Community resources,
  • Alcohol and the family,
  • Denial,
  • The disease concept,
  • DUI policies,
  • Tools for living,
  • Relapse prevention,
  • Recovery.

Having a structured DUI Program Curriculum is important for the DUI participants and the liability of the company. Structured curriculum provides the educators with T9 compliant sessions that includes topics that are meaningful to the participants learning and contain current information.

Structured curriculum allows the educator to provide a professional presentation and feel confident and relaxed. There are some very good DUI program curriculum available in different formats and at differing costs.

AGMC offers a DUI Curriculum designed specifically for California DUI Programs. Follow this link to learn more:

Benefits of AGMC DUI Program Curriculum

  • Reduce company liability.
  • Increase client engagement.
  • Create teamwork between co-workers.
  • Less stress and less case management for counselors.
  • Provides a professional tool the company and counselor can be proud to administer.
  • An exciting, dynamic way to present information that is timely and relevant.
  • Down to earth easy to understand terminology and presentation for clients.
  • Education curriculum provides a seamless transition from power point graphics to video media.
  • Group and Education curriculum provide a highly interactive process between clients and facilitators.
  • Flexibility to expand on any topic clients show particular interest in.
  • Affordable, easy to implement, and training is included with purchase.
  • The AGMC curriculums were built by California DUI Program experts. We know the clients, we know the counselors, we know the DUI program business.