How to Become a DUI Program

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is authorized to license and regulate Driving Under the Influence (DUI) programs in accordance with section 322.292, Florida Statutes.

DUI programs must be licensed in accordance with the licensing standards set forth in chapter 15A-10, F.A.C. To become a licensed DUI program, applicants must submit a completed Application for Licensure to Conduct a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Program, (HSMV 77035), along with all required documents listed on pages four and five of the application to:

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Attn: Bureau of Motorist
2900 Apalachee Parkway
Room A202, Mail Stop 98
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500

Once the DUI program application documents are received, the FLHSMV will give written notice to the appropriate chief judge and all licensed programs operating within the judicial circuit where the organization has applied.

FLHSMV will consult with the chief judge within the judicial circuit where the organization has applied to determine if a need for an additional program exists in the area. When considering a DUI program application, the FLHSMV will consider whether the addition of the DUI program would result in improved service for the number of clients currently being served within the circuit.

The following criteria are considered when reviewing an application to become a DUI program:

  • Increased number of classes and locations for services offered by the applicant DUI program.
  • Services and fees currently offered by the applicant DUI program and any existing DUI program.
  • Number of DUI clients currently served and historical trends in the client numbers within the circuit.
  • Availability, accessibility, and service history of any existing DUI program services.
  • The applicant DUI program’s service history.
  • Availability of resources, including personnel, demonstrated management capability, and capital and operating expenditures by the applicant DUI program.
  • Improved services to minority and special-needs clients.

Please review chapter 15A-10, F.A.C., in its entirety for all DUI program requirements.