The Guide to Getting Your License Back After a DUI in Arizona

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and fact-checked by an addiction expert.

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and fact-checked by an addiction expert.

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If you have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Arizona, you may wonder what steps you need to take to get your license back.

Getting your driver’s license reinstated after a DUI conviction can be complicated and time-consuming, but the good news is that it isn’t impossible.

With careful planning and preparation, you can successfully navigate the requirements necessary to reinstate your privileges as soon as possible.

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The Requirements 

The first step in getting your license back after a DUI conviction is obtaining an ignition interlock device1 (IID).

An IID is an electronic breathalyzer installed on vehicles that require drivers to blow into it before starting their vehicle. If alcohol has been consumed before attempting to start their car, it will not allow them access until they pass the test.

Learn more about getting an Interlock device in Arizona by reading our guide on ignition interlock

In addition to requiring the installation of an IID on any vehicle registered or leased by a person convicted of DUI offenses, individuals must also provide proof of insurance when requesting reinstatement from Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).

Once these two requirements have been met, applicants must complete all court-ordered requirements related to their DUI conviction, including probation and/or community service hours and paying any fines associated with their offense.

If the individual has been ordered to attend a DUI school or treatment program, they must provide proof of completion before their license can be reinstated.

You may also need to get SR-22 insurance2 before you can apply for your reinstatement.

Arizona Requirements for License Reinstatement After DUI

• Complete an Alcohol Screening, Assessment, and Treatment Program

• Install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in your vehicle

• Obtain SR22 Insurance for three years

• Pay all fines associated with the DUI conviction

• Provide proof of completion of a victim impact panel or class

• Submit to random alcohol/drug tests if requested by the court or MVD

• Reapply for a driver’s license at the Motor Vehicle Division

Arizona Revocation Application

Once you have met your DUI requirements, you will want to fill out an Arizona Revocation Application3.

This packet has all the information you need to fulfill the requirements to get started on getting your license back. 

What Happens After You File The Revocation Packet?

Once all court-ordered requirements are met and all necessary paperwork submitted, applicants must apply for reinstatement with MVD and pay the applicable fees.

Depending on the severity of their offense and other circumstances, such as prior offenses or aggravating factors, individuals may also be required to pass a written examination administered by MVD to prove that they have regained full knowledge of Arizona’s traffic safety laws.

If any of these steps are not completed within the designated timeframe or if additional information is needed from applicants during this process, it could delay or prevent licensing reinstatement altogether.

Additionally, some drivers may be eligible for limited driving privileges upon submitting certain documents, including proof of insurance coverage and an IID contract agreement.

These restrictions typically remain in place until full reinstatement is granted by MVD, when individuals can regain normal access to their driver’s license rights without further restriction.

What Happens if I Don’t Comply with a Court-Ordered Requirement? 

Finally, individuals convicted of DUI who fail to comply with any part of this process risk having increased penalties imposed, such as revoking any ability they had previously obtained through limited driving privileges.

Additionally, failure to reinstate their license properly could result in further criminal charges, which carry significant consequences, including jail time.

How We Can Help You Get Your License Reinstated

At Cornerstone DUI, we offer DUI education classes to those convicted of a DUI. Our classes are designed to help the students gain insight into the effects of alcohol and drug use on driving ability and provide information about avoiding future DUIs.

We also provide an opportunity for self-reflection to make positive changes in their behavior and reduce the risk of being arrested for a DUI again.

Our curriculum is approved by the state of Arizona, and our online learning environment creates an experience of learning and growth through lectures, exercises, discussions, films, and other activities.

Our DUI classes are comprehensive yet tailored specifically for each individual’s needs based on their criminal history or current circumstances.

Getting Your License Back is Possible

Getting your license back after a DUI conviction in Arizona can be overwhelming. Still, by taking the necessary steps and following all applicable laws and regulations, individuals can regain full access to their driving privileges.

It is important for anyone convicted of DUI offenses to understand that it is ultimately up to them to ensure they have met all requirements for MVD officials to consider granting reinstatement of their driver’s license.

With careful planning and preparation, applicants will be on the road towards getting their rights fully restored soon enough!



[1] Interlock Device

[2] SR-22 Insurance

[3] Revocation Application

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Dane Perikly

DUI Education and Recovery Writer

Dane is the Director of Virtual services at Cornerstone. He also contributes factual guides on DUI education so that you can understand all there is to know about DUI laws, DUI education, getting through the process of dealing with a DUI, and getting back on the road.
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Lionel, a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) with over 4 years at Cornerstone. Passionate about helping those with addiction, he has trained as an EMDR therapist  adopting a trauma-informed approach to treat the underlying issues of addiction, providing an empathetic approach to addiction.

Articles written prior to August 2023 were also clinically reviewed by Karen Williams, LPC 

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