This program is for anyone
who has been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) on
their South Carolina driving record and is living out of the State of
South Carolina; or if you have an out-of-state drivers license and receive
a conviction of driving under the influence (DUI) in the State of
You must complete the
following requirements to be eligible for the Interstate Alcohol and Drug
Safety Action Program (IADSAP) for driving under the influence (DUI)
offenders and to receive a recommendation from this office that your
driving privileges be reinstated:
proof of permanent residency of another state (e.g., copy of a check
stub, telephone or electric bill, other official document).
South Carolina residents are not eligible for IADSAP.
a $100 processing fee (money order or certified check) to the IADSAP
Office. Credit card payments are also accepted by completing the
credit card payment form attached to the applicant letter or by
calling finance at 843-871-4790. Personal checks are not
accepted. Fees will be returned to applicants who are deemed
ineligible for IADSAP. Once an applicant is accepted into the
program, the fee is non-refundable.
a copy of your 10-year South Carolina driving record to the
IADSAP Office. You must request that the SCDMV send you a copy
of your driving record and reinstatement requirements using a Request
for Driver Information form (MV-70).
a signed and witnessed Release of Confidential Information (ROI) form
to the IADSAP Office. This form requires two signatures.
of the above documentation must be mailed to this office in one
envelope. We will not review your application for acceptance into
IADSAP if it does not contain all four items listed above. Once
we receive the complete packet you will receive a reply from our office
notifying you of the status of your paperwork within 10 working
days. Applicants accepted into IADSAP will receive instructions, a
referral letter and forms to give to the facility providing treatment
services. Please refer to the enclosed list of frequently asked
questions (FAQs) for information on other aspects of IADSAP.
contact the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) at (803)
737-4000 or 1-800-442-1368 to determine other requirements for license
clearance or reinstatement. You may also access the DMV at http://www.scdmvonline.com.
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What is ADSAP?
The Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) is not a class or a
"DUI school". ADSAP is a comprehensive program that
requires each participant to be clinically assessed for risk factors
related to driving under the influence (DUI) and other problems associated
with alcohol and other drug abuse. Based on the clinical assessment,
an individual may be required to complete education and/or treatment
services. ADSAP is responsible for notifying the South Carolina
Department of Motor Vehicles of all successful and unsuccessful
completions of ADSAP.
Is a "DUI school" acceptable?
A DUI school or class alone cannot be substituted for participation in
ADSAP. South Carolina's ADSAP standards require that a clinical
assessment be conducted by a Certified Addictions Counselor prior to an
individual's participation in a DUI school. (To locate a Certified
Addictions Counselor, consult the Yellow Pages listings for
"Alcoholism Information & Treatment Centers," "Drug
Abuse & Addiction - Information & Treatment," etc.) If
the clinical assessment determines that a DUI school will address the DUI
risk factors identified by the clinical assessment, participation in the
school will be accepted. An individual should not enroll in a DUI
school until a Certified Addictions Counselor has conducted a clinical
assessment of him/her. DUI schools that provide an assessment or
objective testing as part of their curriculum do not meet South Carolina's
standards for a clinical assessment.
I went through a program in another state more than 12 months ago. Do I
need to go through another program?
South Carolina's standards require that services not be more than 12
months old. The first step in ADSAP is for accepted applicants to
receive a clinical assessment. Based on the clinical assessment, the
Certified Addictions Counselor conducting the assessment will determine
current risk for DUI and make appropriate recommendations.
I live in South Carolina, but I already completed a program in another
state. If I send you the certificate, can you inform the South
Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)?
If you are a resident of South Carolina, you must go through your county
alcohol and drug abuse authority.
My DUI was more than 10 years ago. Do I still have to go through
Yes. You must complete the requirements outlined in the packet you
receive from the Interstate ADSAP (IADSAP) Office. There is no
stature of limitations on DUI charges received after July 1982.
Why do I have to pay $100 if I am not going through ADSAP?
The Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission, which houses the IADSAP
Office, charges an administrative fee. This fee is for processing
paperwork and filling out the legal forms that must be submitted to the
DMV to restore an individual's driving privileges.
What if a notary public is not available in the facility where my
Recommendation for Relicensing form is completed?
If no notary public is available in the facility, the counselor completing
the form must have a co-worker witness his/her signature. The
witness must then sign the form on the "Notary/Witness" line and
circle "Witness" under his/her signature.
How do I obtain a copy of my 10-year driving record?
You must complete a Request for Driver Information form (MV-70) and mail
it, along with $6, to the DMV. It takes approximately two weeks to
receive the record.
What if I have never had a South Carolina driver's license?
The DMV will assign you a South Carolina driving record when you are
convicted of a DUI.
What if I have not had a license for 10 years?
You must request a 10-year driving record regardless of how long you have
If you encounter problems please
call Interstate ADSAP Services at (843) 821-5412.
a service of the
Alcohol and Drug Commission