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How can I reinstate my driver's license? PDF Print E-mail
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The Awareness Group complies with Department of Motor Vehicles and court regulations regarding the driver's license.  Upon enrollment, a proof of enrollment will be sent to the DMV electronically.  At the end of the program, a completion certificate is also sent electronically to notify the DMV that the participant has satisfied DUI program requirements. It can take between 24 and 72 hours for the DMV Mandatory Actions Unit to process an enrollment or completion certificate.

To notify the DMV of your enrollment and completion we need the following:

  • Driver's License number or DMV X Number
  • Address
  • Violation date
  • Your Name (as it appears on your DMV issued ID)
Along with enrolling in our program, the DMV will also require that you provide proof of financial responsibility (SR-22) and pay a fee before reinstating a Driver's License or granting a restricted license. In some instances, the DMV may require a mandatory suspension period before reissuing a license, your individual circumstances will vary depending on the specifics of your case and your driving history. Click here to be taken to the "Arrest for Driving Under the Influence DUI General Information" web page maintained by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

The DMV requirements to reinstate a driver's license vary from case to case. Some drivers may be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID). For more information on the status of your license please contact the DMV. The DMV Mandatory Actions Unit (MAU) in Sacramento handles driver's license issues--they can be reached at (916)657-6525.

The Awareness Group is licensed by the State of California.  The DMV accepts completion certificates only from state licensed DUI programs. Most typical treatment programs are not authorized to provide DUI program services, and as such, cannot comply with DMV requirements.

The California DMV does not accept enrollment/completion certificates from online DUI programs.

For more information on SR22 insurance please visit
Serenity Insurance. Serenity Insurance is just one provider of SR22 insurance, there are others and The Awareness Group encourages participants to explore all options before deciding on a provider.

If you are dismissed from the program the DMV will be notified and may re-suspend your driver's license until you reinstate and complete the program.

To avoid a DUI in the first place you may be interested in a BACtrack Breathalyzer.