DWI Basic Education

Texas State Certified DWI Basic Education Program


Persons convicted of misdemeanor or felony drug offenses are appropriate for this Texas certified program.



DWIThis standardized 12-hour program targets individuals with a first-time DWI conviction and is certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The curriculum includes three 4-hour educational sessions usually completed during a three-day timeframe and covers the following topics:

  • DWI as a social problem, the law and client hostilities toward the criminal justice system
  • Physical and psychological effects of alcohol
  • Problem drinking and alcoholism
  • Decision-making including a plan to prevent future DWI behavior

Note: Article 42.12, Section l3(h), Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons convicted of a first offense DWI and receiving probation, to complete a 12-hour DWI Basic Education Program certified by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).