Information for people with a DUI or DWAI


After a DUI or DWAI, you must do some learning to drive again or meet a court order. Below, you can learn about requirements and how to submit proof that you finished them.


Find education and treatment

Find the programming you need in 3 steps: 

  1. Get your assignment. The court decides what kind of education, treatment, or both you need based on your situation. You get assigned a level. Don’t know which level you need? Contact your probation officer. If you don’t have a probation officer, ask a BHA-licensed treatment provider for help. 
  2. Search for education, treatment, or both. The place you go must be licensed by the BHA. To find an approved provider, use the BHA treatment directory (LADDERS). Make sure the “DUI/DWI” box is checked in the Advanced Filters menu.
  3. Enroll. When you find an approved provider from the directory, contact them. Ask about how to enroll in the education or treatment you need.

Get proof you finished (DRS form)

For proof you finished your requirements, you’ll need a DUI/DWAI Referral Summary (DRS form). 

To get your DRS form:

  1. Contact your provider. Reach out to the place where you went for education or treatment. If you need their contact details, search the BHA treatment directory (LADDERS). Make sure to check the “DUI/DWI” box.
  2. Request your DRS form. Your service provider should give it to you within 10 business days after you finish at no charge.

You can submit your DRS form to the DMV in one of 3 ways:

If the place where you went for education or treatment is closed or can’t give you the form, BHA might be able to help. BHA doesn’t accept walk-ins, but you can submit a request to search BHA records. Your request must include a signed consent form to release the confidential record. You can download the consent form in English or español. Then, scan or take a photo of the signed form. Attach your signed form to an email and send it to: cdhs_bha_provider_support@state.co.us

Learn about levels

Here’s what you can expect for the education and/or therapy you were assigned.

Level I Education
  • 12 hours of DUI education over a 3-day period, at minimum. No more than 4 hours in one calendar day. 
  • Conducted in a group or class.
  • Not appropriate for someone who has had more than one impaired driving offense, or one offense with a high BAC or refusal.
Level II Education
  • 24 hours of DUI education over 12 weeks. 
  • Conducted in a group setting, class size limit is 12. 
  • May be by itself or followed by Level II Therapy.
Level II Therapy
  • Level II Therapy follows Level II Education.
  • Can be 5-10 months, depending on the track. 
  • Track placement depends on several factors. It's assigned by an alcohol/drug evaluator or DUI-licensed treatment agency. There are standard BHA guidelines for placement.
Level II Four Plus/Track F
  • Level II Four Plus is also called Track F.
  • It is a treatment program for individuals who have had 4 or more impaired driving offenses.
  • The court or probation requires this level of treatment for misdemeanors and felonies. 
  • Level II Four Plus takes at least 18 months and 180 clinical contact hours.
  • Success is not based on completion of months or hours. Treatment progress and understanding of competencies will determine success. 
  • For more information, visit the DUI Level II Four Plus frequently asked questions page.

Learn about driver license requirements

There are many factors that impact getting your license back.

  • Requirements from the court and Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may be different
  • Education and therapy must begin after the date of the most recent violation
  • DMV Level II requirements include both Level II Education and Level II Therapy
  • For questions, call the DMV at 303-205-5613. You can also find information on the Division of Motor Vehicles website.





Webster Hendricks
Manager, DUI Services Program