Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program

In Vermont, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. If you are convicted of driving under the influence, you must complete the Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP) to reinstate your privilege to drive.

The IDRP Process

  1. Evaluation: An IDRP Clinical Evaluator will evaluate your program requirements.
  2. Education: 10 hours of education including lectures, reading materials, videos and small group discussions. This education is the same anywhere in Vermont and can be completed in 2 days or over 4 weeks.
  3. Treatment: If the Evaluator decides that treatment is required, you must complete the mandatory number of hours with a licensed clinician.
  4. Exit Interview: The Evaluator may require an exit interview after you complete your requirements.

Required Forms

vermont Programs

If you have a first or second offense, you may participate in either the intensive (10 hours in 2 days) or non-intensive (10 hours over 4 weeks) IDRP. Contact your preferred program listed below to register.

Many locations are providing IDRP online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the schedule changes below.

Location Contact Info Intensive Programs
10 hours
over 2 days
Non-Intensive Programs
10 hours
over 4 weeks
COVID-19 Schedule Changes
Bennington Turning Point Center
802-379-5117
X X May 16-17
Brattleboro Brattleboro Retreat
802-258-6928
  X Call for updated schedule
Burlington Howard Center
802-488-6000
X X

Intensive:
April 11-12 &
May 16-17

Non-Intensive: available
May 6-27

Middlebury CARTER
802-373-1434
X   Every weekend through May
(except
April 11-12)
Montpelier Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services
802-223-4156
  X Available
May 5-26
Morrisville CARTER
802-373-1434
X   Every weekend through May
(except
April 11-12)
Newport NEK Counseling
802-673-4907
X   April 18-19
&
May 23-24
Rutland Rutland Mental Health
802-747-3588
  X Available
May 6-27
St. Albans CARTER
802-373-1434
X   Every weekend through May
(except
April 11-12)
St. Johnsbury Northeast Kingdom Human Resources
802-748-1682
X   May 2-3
Springfield Health Care & Rehabilitation Services
802-886-4500
  X Available
May 6-27
White River Junction Rutland Mental Health
802-747-3588
X   April 18-19
&
May 16-17

Out of State Programs

If you live out-of-state and receive an impaired driving offense in Vermont, you must complete your state’s approved program and provide proof of completion.

Vermont is a member of the 47 State Driver License Interstate Compact, which allows the exchange of information concerning license suspensions and traffic violations of non-residents.

Lifetime Suspensions

If you live in Vermont and have a lifetime suspension, you will need to complete the IDRP and apply for reinstatement of your license through the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Total Abstinence Reinstatement Program.

Frequently asked questions

Contact us

Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP)
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Phone: 802-651-1574
Fax: 1-866-272-7989
Email: AHS.VDHIDRP@vermont.gov