Risk Reduction/DUI Program

The DUI Program at a Glance:

  • Class fee: $360--this fee is set and mandated by the Department of Driver Services (DDS).
  • You can pay online with a credit/debit card or in store with cash, credit or debit. All payments must be completed by the start of your class.
  • There is a 20 minute questionnaire that must be completed prior to class, as per the Georgia DDS rules.
  • The course is a 20 hour course spread over 2 and a half days.
  • After completing the course, 1 ACT Driving Schools will give you your certificate of completion before you walk out the door!   Click your desired location below to begin registration!

You’re probably only looking at this page because your lawyer, parole officer, or a judge told you that you’re required to take a DUI/risk reduction course. Whatever your reason is for looking at this page, we know that you're definitely dealing with a lot right now. Trust me, we understand. Some of us have been in very similar situations to the one you're in, which is why we want to make this experience as easy as possible for you.

We provide comfortable seating in a warm, cozy environment to make you feel right at home. We'll welcome you in to our school as if you're an old friend. We'll work with you to the best of our ability to make sure that you're able to complete your class in a timely manner. We know this is a difficult experience, so we're here to make this part of the process go  as smoothly and painlessly as possible.

Hopefully, you've already decided that you want to complete your risk reduction class with us. Either way, we're here to give you the basic information about the risk reduction program and DUI class.


The DUI/risk reduction program is mandated for those convicted with driving under the influence (DUI), boating under the influence (BUI), possession of illegal drugs, or underage possession of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle. The fee for the course is $360, which is set and mandated by the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS). This fee can be paid altogether or can be split into 2 payments—100 when you fill out paperwork and take the NEEDS assessment, $260 at the start date of your class. All payments must be completed prior to the start of class.

 The DUI/risk reduction program is made up of two different parts: the assessment component and the 20-hour class itself.

Part 1: NEEDS Assessment Component—$100

The first part is the NEEDS assessment. This is different from the state mandated clinical evaluation/Drug and Alcohol evaluation and can only be administered by a certified traffic school. The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) requires that you complete this component prior to the start of your class. It only takes 20-30 minutes and can be completed at any time in our office. Call us to schedule a time to complete the assessment component of the DUI/risk reduction class!

Part 2: 20-hour Risk Reduction/DUI Class—$260

After taking the NEEDS assessment, you must complete a 20-hour DUI/risk reduction course. The 20-hour course must be taken consecutively.

So there it is! That's all the information about the risk reduction program!

We know that's a lot of information and can seem overwhelming. Don't worry--we're always ready and willing to speak with you and answer any questions you could possibly have. If you have any questions or concerns or need any more information, we're here when you need us. Call us at (770) 274-4223 or if you're not a fan of talking on the phone, text us at (404) 590-4570 and we will be more than happy to speak with you

We look forward to meeting you and working with you!


Call us today or register online to schedule your DUI course!  For more information, either call/text us or visit the
Department of Driver Services Website.