3-Hour Alcohol & Drug Education Program

For your convenience we offer the 3 HOUR ALCOHOL & DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAM ONLINE.

If you currently possess a driver's license from another country and you are an applicant for a Maryland driver’s license you must complete the 3-hour alcohol and drug education program before you can receive the license.

Note that persons who currently possess a driver’s license from another state in the United States, a U.S. territory, Canada or the Yukon territory do not have to attend this program.


  • You were referred by a District Court Judge;
  • You were referred by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH);
  • You were convicted or granted probation before judgment for a moving violation while holding a provisional driver’s license.​

Other Services

Extra behind the wheel instruction is available.
Practice for MVA driving skills test.
Cars available for MVA skills testing.
Remedial instruction available.

Fast Track  Program (terms and conditions apply please call for information and availability


Driver Improvement Program (DIP)

For your convenience we offer the DIP Courses either online or in a classroom setting.

The Driver Improvement Program (DIP) is an instructional program that is intended to provide driver rehabilitation. You may have been assigned to the driver improvement program for one of the following reasons:​

If a judge decided that you must attend a driver improvement program, you will receive a letter from the MVA approximately 4-6 weeks after your hearing date.

Attend your selected class, being sure to take your MVA referral letter with you.
If you misplace your referral letter and need a duplicate referral letter to take to class, please email your request to mvacs@mdot.state.md.us, contact the Driver Improvement Programs unit in the Driver Instructional Services Division or visit an MVA branch office.

If you are 18 or older the DIP course may be completed either in a classroom setting or online.

Please Note - The MVA requires Provisional License holders under 18 who are assigned to attend a Driver Improvement Program to attend the course in a classroom setting.​


We offer a 36 hour basic Driver Education Course which includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours behind the wheel instruction.

Curriculum Overview

Unit 1 : Orientation

 Unit 2 : Signs, Signals, and Pavement Markings

 Unit 3 : Getting Started

 Unit 4 : Moving the Car

 Unit 5 : Driving in Neighborhoods

 Unit 6 : Driving on Urban, Suburban, & Rural Roads

 Unit 7 : Driving on Expressways

 Unit 8 : Collisions, Malfunctions, & Adverse Conditions

 Unit 9 : Making Good Decisions

 Unit 10 : Owning a Vehicle and Final