DWI Education Course (1st Offense)

Certified Court-Approved

We are a Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Certified Provider of the DWI Education Course.

The DWI Education Course open to individuals 18 years and older and may be mandated education for those who have received a 1st time Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) citation or other intoxication citation. SACADA is a certified provider of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to DWI Education Course. This course is valid for anyone who received a DWI Citation or other intoxication citation in the state of Texas.


Do I need the Victim Impact Panel (VIP) Video Version? 

A Victim Impact Panel is a panel of individuals who have been affected by the actions of a drunk driver. The overall goal of the Victim Impact Panel is to help convey the impact an intoxicated driver. Our version is hosted by our DWI Instructor and complemented with an education video and discussion.


What is a SASSI?

The SASSI stands for Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory and is a questionnaire that helps to identify if a person has a high probability or low probability of having a substance use disorder. This questionnaire is completed online and a report is reviewed by our Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and ready in 1-2 business days.


SACADA holds the DWI Education Course the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month unless there is a holiday, which is then moved to the second weekend.


  • This course is 12 hours and is taught in 4 hr. increments over a 3-day span.
  • Class times are from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friday and 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Saturday & Sunday. For individuals attending our Victim Impact Panel, class starts at 12pm.
  • Participants must attend all 3 classes in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Location & Registration

Due to COVID, we have moved to the virtual classroom via Zoom. For the safety of our participants and staff, the course will continue to be held virtual until further notice.

Participant must have a computer or phone with a working camera and microphone and access to wifi in order to successfully complete the class.

Registration for class will be taken until 12:00pm the Friday before class. Anyone registering afterward will be moved to the following month’s course.

All sales are final with purchase of class. Participants must register and pay in advance before the first day of class. SACADA accepts cash and credit card.

For questions or more information, contact Gyna Juarez at Gjuarez@sacada.org, or call us at (210) 225-4741.

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