San Diego County
DUI School Class Information
If you are convicted of a DUI in San Diego County, the court may require that you attend DUI classes as a condition of your probation and to re-establish your driving privileges. You can fulfill this requirement by enrolling in one of the state-licensed DUI programs.
You have 21 days from the day of your sentencing to enroll in a state-sponsored DUI program. These programs will only allow students to enroll if they have a court order mandating their attendance. Currently, four providers are certified to offer DUI education in San Diego County. The programs mentioned in the Official San Diego County DUI School list below are ADA compliant and accessible to all eligible students. These San Diego County DUI schools offer various class types and schedules. The cost also varies between the four providers. Most DUI schools offer payment plans. You can pay a down payment when you start the program, and then make monthly payments until the charges are paid. If you cannot pay for the classes, you may qualify for a fee waiver. For more information about each program, call the contact person listed or check the school’s website.
Official DUI School List - San Diego County, California
Episcopal Community Service
East County ACCORD
7474 El Cajon Boulevard
La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: (619) 741-8147
Fax: (619) 741-8139
Contact: Stacie Perez
License Number: 3700102120
Class Type: First Offense and Second Offence DUI Classes, OC DUI Multi Offender DUI Program
Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee On Anti-Poverty Of San Diego County, Inc.
1355 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Phone: (619) 409-1780
Fax: (619) 425-3500
Contact: Patty Bailey, MAAC DDP
License Number: 3700301120
Class Type: AB541 First Offense DUI Classes, Second Offence DUI Classes, Multi Offender DUI Program
San Diego State University Foundation
SDSU Center on Substance Abuse DDP
9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 467-6810
Fax: (858) 467-6822
Contact: Melanie Barker
License Number: 3700501120
Class Type: First Offender, CA SB38 Multi Offender 18 Month Class
MHN Government Services, Inc.
Occupational Health Services, Inc.
1050 Los Vallecitos Boulevard, Suite 109
San Marcos, 92069
Phone: (760) 752-5300
Fax: (760) 752-5390
Contact: Barbara Aday-Garcia
License Number: 3700601120
Class Type: First Offender, Multi Offender DUI Program
For information about Riverside County and Orange County DUI Classes, please review the official DUI program lists for these counties.
Overview of DUI Program Classes in San Diego County
The cost and duration of DUI classes vary depending on the type of conviction.
Wet Reckless Requirement
If you have been convicted of reckless driving with a measurable blood alcohol level of .08 or less, you may be able to plead to a Wet Reckless offense. Wet Reckless is not as severe as a DUI charge, however, you must complete 12 hours of DUI classes to fulfill the mandated requirement. If you are convicted of a second wet reckless offense, the subsequent conviction is considered a DUI. You will be required to attend a longer, more extensive DUI program.
First Offense DUI Class
Individuals who are convicted of driving under the influence for the first time are required to take a state-licensed First Offense DUI class. The duration of the First Offense DUI class is 30 hours, extended over a three month period. The cost of this class is approximately $600.
- AB541 DUI School in San Diego County
If you are convicted of a first-time offense, but your blood-alcohol level was measured between .15 and .19, the court will mandate a longer, more extensive program. You will be required to take 60 hours of DUI education over a six month period. The cost for the six month AB541 DUI school runs between $800 and $900. If your BAC measures .20 or higher for your first offense, you will be mandated to attend AB541 First Offense DUI classes. AB541 First Offense DUI classes are given over a nine-month period, and the approximate costs is around $1,200.
The San Diego County DUI Multi Offender DUI Program
For second and subsequent DUI convictions within a 10 year period, you will be required to attend the CA SB38 Multi Offender 18 month class. The CA SB38 Multi Offender 18 month class consists of 52 hours of group counseling, 12 hours of drug and alcohol education, six hours of monitoring and biweekly interviews with a program counselor for the first year of the program. The cost of this program ranges between $1,800 and $1,900.
San Diego County may choose to mandate a 30 month program for individuals with three or more DUI convictions. Third Offense DUI classes require 78 hours of group counseling, 12 hours of classroom education, 120 to 300 hours of community service and individual interview sessions. Though the judge may grant your request for Third Offense DUI classes, she may not allow you to obtain a restricted license. The chances that you can receive a restricted license decrease with each conviction.
San Diego County FAQ SR22 Insurance
Below are a few frequently asked questions for California SR22 insurance and San Diego County DUI programs.
1.) How can I drive to my DUI classes if I have no license?
In order to drive after a DUI conviction, you will need for the judge to grant your request for a restricted license. Before obtaining your restricted license, however, you will first need to purchase California SR22 insurance. Once you have proof of California SR22 insurance and the court order, take this documentation to your local DMV.
2.) What if I cannot pay for my DUI classes or SR22 insurance?
You must not miss an insurance payment if you have SR22 insurance! If you do, your insurance carrier is required to report the lapse to the State of California. You will then be in violation of your court order. However, if you cannot pay for your DUI program classes, you can work out a payment plan with the school.
3.) Can I take online DUI classes?
The State of California does not authorize online DUI programs. You must attend one of the official DUI schools. However, you can find state-licensed DUI schools in San Diego County, Orange County, Riverside County and communities across the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.