The purpose of the Texas DWI Education Instructor/Administer workshop is to prepare DWI Educators to effectively administer and instruct the DWI Offender Education Training Program. This 5-day course addresses the application of basic adult learning theories and instructional skills necessary to deliver the DWI Education training. The training will revolve around demonstration of teaching techniques through a series of instructional activities by the students. Upon successful completion, all attendees will have mastered all aspects of the Texas DWI Offender Education Program curriculum.


Program Background:

Texas DWI Education Program: Article 42.12, Section l3(h),Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons convicted of first offense DWI and receiving probation to attend and successfully complete an educational program certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Failure to complete the program within l80 days (unless an extension was granted) from the date probation was granted will result in the offender's license being revoked. The license cannot be reinstated until the educational program is completed. The standardized program is 12 hours in length and is designed to help DWI offenders increase their knowledge about alcohol and drugs as these substances relate to driving skills, to identify their own individual drinking/drug use and driving patterns, and to assist them in developing plans which will reduce the probability of future DWI behavior. Specific course topics include alcohol/drug and traffic safety problems, Texas laws relating to DWI, effects of alcohol/drugs on humans, effects of alcohol and drugs on driving abilities, chemical dependency, symptoms of dependency, sources of assistance, costs of DWI, and decision-making.


Individuals taking the Instructor/Administrator course are

1. Individuals who plan to start an approved program; or

2. Staff selected for training by the administrator or owner of an approved program; or

3. Individuals who are seeking training prior to seeking employment.

In order to be eligible to take the Instructor/Administrator course, you must have:

•  Prior experience in an educational setting (although you do not need to be a professional instructor or teacher)

•  Traffic safety background (if possible)

•  Knowledge of alcohol and drug abuse and experience working with substance abusers.

•  Demonstrated ability in adult education

•  Ability to use a variety of teaching strategies (visual aids such as PowerPoint, group discussion, instructor-led etc.)

•  Ability to administer and interpret all data collection instruments



To Apply


Addiction Research Institute

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