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Alcohol Education

I have been ordered to complete Alcohol Education. What do I do?

If you have been ordered to complete an Alcohol Education Program you must register for the program at the Driver Retraining Office. You cannot register for the program at CCRI. The Driver Retraining Office is located inside the Adjudication Office of the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles, 600 New London Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920. The office is located on the first floor. The cost of the Alcohol Education program is $350.00.

The Alcohol Education Program is held at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). Upon registration, you will have your choice of which CCRI campus is most convenient for you. CCRI will notify you when your program begins. If you have not been contacted within six (6) weeks, please contact CCRI at (401) 825-2401. Please be advised that the first class of the program is always held at the Warwick (Knight) campus.

CCRI campus choices are as follows:

  • Community College of Rhode Island - Warwick
    400 East Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886
  • Community College of Rhode Island - Lincoln
    1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865
  • Community College of Rhode Island - Newport County
    One John H. Chafee Boulevard., Newport, RI 02840

Once you have selected your campus, you must select the days of the week on which you would like to attend.

The program is held on the following days and times:

  • Monday and Wednesday: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM To 4:00 PM

Please be aware that you will be required to take an alcohol assessment at the first class. If your alcohol assessment reveals that you have a high probability of reoffending, you must attend the program where CCRI referred you to. In accordance with RIGL § 31-27-2 (f) (1), an alcohol treatment provider must be approved by The Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. Please click on the attached link to search for an approved treatment provider: Alcohol Treatment Providers. Treatment from non-approved providers will not be accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Alcohol Education Program:

  • What does the Alcohol Education Program cost? $350.00 Accepted forms of payment are cash, credit or debit card, and check or money order.
  • Where do I pay and register for the Alcohol Education Program? You pay at the Driving Retraining Office located inside the Adjudication Office of The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles, located at 600 New London Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920.
  • Where are the classes held? At the Community College of Rhode Island. The first class is always held at the Warwick (Knight) campus.
  • Can I reinstate my license before I complete the Alcohol Education Program? Yes, as long as you have paid the $350.00 class fee; however, failure to complete the program will result in the suspension of your driving privilege until the program is successfully completed.
  • If I am referred to alcohol treatment, who are the approved treatment providers? Please click on the attached link for approved providers: Alcohol Treatment Providers