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
- Evaluation: An IDRP Clinical Evaluator will evaluate your program requirements.
- 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.
- Treatment: If the Evaluator decides that treatment is required, you must complete the mandatory number of hours with a licensed clinician.
- Exit Interview: The Evaluator may require an exit interview after you complete your requirements.
- PARTICIPANT FORM: Release of Confidential Information Form
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.
Please contact the program provider for a schedule and availability of remote options.
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.
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.