If you or someone you know has recently gotten a DUI charge, they are legally required by the Arizona courts and the Department of Motor Vehicles to complete an alcohol screening at which point the assessment will assign them a number of DUI class hours that they need to complete based on their score.
If you have completed your alcohol assessment, you may be wondering what you might be in store for from these classes. Let’s take a closer look at what you may be able to expect during your time in an 8-hour DUI class.
The 8-hour DUI class is the lowest level of class hours that can be assigned. Generally speaking, the 8-hour DUI classes are reserved for those with simple possession charges or other similar offenses. They aren’t often assigned for serious DUI cases. That said, these classes will still help people who are dealing with addiction or substance abuse issues get the help that they need.
These classes will include basic alcohol and drug education programs to help clients get a better understanding of addiction and how these dangerous substances may be affecting them in ways that they don’t fully understand.
The education portion of 8-hour DUI classes, and DUI classes in general, have specific requirements laid out and mandated by the Arizona Department of Health Services. For example, some of the highlights that clients will receive during these educational courses include information on the:
These are just some of the requirements, there is a long list of items that need to be covered during a client’s time in a DUI course. It is also worth noting that there are requirements for when and how these classes can be conducted. For instance, the classes must be completed 8 weeks after the first one starts and there can’t be more than 30 people in each class.
One question you may have is “can I take a DUI class online?”
There is no requirement for these DUI classes, whatever the length to be in person. In fact, the statute says as long as there is a reliable, secure connection and the clients’ identities can be verified online education is an option.
At this point, you may be wondering where you can look to find a course to help you get past this moment in your life and put this problem in the rearview. Luckily, there are a number of resources and helpful tips online to help all those who are seeking out a DUI class.
For one, you want to ensure that wherever you are looking absolutely follow the Arizona Department of Health Services requirements perfectly. The last thing you want to do is sign up for a program and go through with it only to have to start the process all over again because the organization you chose didn’t follow the proper guidelines.
Another thing that you can look for is a a place that offers not only the DUI classes but the screening as well. An organization that offers both will help you skip a step in the process and will make your situation easier to handle. Instead of your private information exchanging hands between a number of organizations, programs that offer both services will already be one step ahead on the treatment process.
Lastly, another thing that you should always consider is finding an organization that cares about your situation and isn’t there to just help you pass a class but actually help heal your problem. Addiction is a difficult disease and if you don’t take control of a problem, it can quickly spiral to become something disastrous. Luckily, our team at Cornerstone Healing Center is here for you.
Whether you are looking for in-person DUI classes or something online, our team at Cornerstone Healing Center offers DUI classes of all lengths to ensure that anyone who steps foot through our doors gets the help they need. We also work hand-in-hand with the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division to make the process as carefree and easy for you as possible.
Finally, we also ensure that anyone who is truly looking to heal themselves has a spot with us. Our program offers everything from DUI classes to residential rehab and intensive outpatient programs. If you are looking to conquer alcoholism or drug addiction, we can help. Give our team a call for a free consultation.
Our DUI Specialists are here to explain the process the screening process, answer any questions you may have, and ensure you’re enrolling in the right courses to satisfy your DUI requirements.