In Vermont, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. If you are convicted of driving under the influence, you must complete the Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP) to reinstate your unrestricted drivers license.

IDRP Process

  1. Evaluation: An IDRP Clinical Evaluator will provide a screening.
  2. Education: 10 hours of education including lectures, reading materials, videos and small group discussions. This education is the same anywhere in Vermont and can be completed in 2 days or over 4 weeks.
  3. Treatment: Treatment may be required. If it is, you must complete the required number of hours with a clinician that is licensed in the State of Vermont, or a counselor with at least a Master’s degree who is pursuing licensure in the State of Vermont.
  4. Exit Interview: The Evaluator may require an exit interview after you complete your requirements.

Vermont Programs

If you have a first or second offense, you may participate in either the intensive (10 hours in 2 days) or non-intensive (10 hours over 4 weeks) IDRP.

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Contact a IDRP provider for a schedule and to register.

2023 IDRP Schedules

Out of State Programs

If you live out-of-state and receive an impaired driving offense in Vermont, your options are to complete the IDRP Program in Vermont OR with the State-approved impaired driving program where you reside. Documentation must be received directly from that state.

Vermont is a member of the 47 State Driver License Interstate Compact, which allows the exchange of information concerning license suspensions and traffic violations of non-residents. People are strongly encouraged to speak with the DMV or other impaired driving program in the other state to ensure that they will accept Vermont IDRP completion.

Lifetime Suspensions

If you live in Vermont and have a lifetime suspension, you will need to complete the IDRP and apply for reinstatement of your license through the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Total Abstinence Reinstatement Program. People with life suspensions do not have to complete the education portion of IDRP.

Contact us
Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP)

Vermont Department of Health

Phone: 802-651-1574
Fax: 1-866-272-7989

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