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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Unit 1: Getting Acquainted with Your Driving School and MVA New Driver Guidelines
Unit 2: Introduction to Operator and Vehicle Control Tasks
Unit 3: Signs, Signals, Pavement Markings and the Highway Transportation System
Unit 4: Risk Management, the Space Management System and Driver Distractions
Unit 5: Basic Maneuvering Tasks.
Unit 6: Risk Reducing Strategies for High Speed, Multi-Lane Expressways and Strategies for Sharing the Road with other Vehicles
Unit 7: Vehicle Functions, Malfunctions, Collision Reporting and Driving in Adverse Conditions
Unit 8: Alcohol and Other Personal Factors Influencing Operator Performance
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.
Extra behind the wheel instruction is available.
Practice for MVA driving skills test.
Cars available to MVA skills test.
Remedial instruction available.