The 12-Hour OWI Program is required by the Iowa Department of Transportation for anyone with an impaired driving offense.
This program is based on research. The instructors do not moralize, judge or dictate. The OWI 12 hour course provides information and support to assist people in exploring new beliefs and changing behaviors.
All of our instructors have been certified by the Prevention Research Institute and are experienced substance abuse professionals.
OWI class is now available for Spanish-speaking participants. Check the Course Schedule for available dates.
- Helps participants estimate their personal level of risk for developing alcohol or other drug problems.
- Teaches specific, research-based guidelines.
- Helps participants develop a specific action plan to avoid further problems with alcohol or other drugs.
Prelude’s 12-Hour OWI Course meets the Department of Education and Department of Transportation requirements under Iowa law 321J.17.
Prelude counselors are also able to do complete substance abuse evaluations, as required by the Iowa Department of Transportation. Please call 319-351-4357 with questions or to schedule an evaluation.
The fee established by the State of Iowa for the class is $180.00 (effective January 1, 2018) The fee includes the required manual and electronic notification to the Iowa Department of Transportation.
Participants must register and pay for the class in advance. Fees are non-refundable. There is a $35.00 charge for no-shows or rescheduling of a class.
In order to meet the Iowa Department of Transportation requirements, participants must be on time and must complete the full 12 hours of class. At the completion of class, information will be sent electronically to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT).
OWI 12-Hour Course Schedule
18, 19 | Online only
June (Spanish Course)
25, 26 | Online Only
16, 17 | Iowa City
20, 21 | Iowa City
17, 18 | Iowa City
15, 16 | Iowa City
19, 20 | Iowa City
17, 18 | Iowa City
Prelude’s 12-Hour OWI Course is offered at our Iowa City location. Class hours are Friday 5:30-9:30pm and Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm.
Please call to register:
Eastern Iowa Regional Office
238 Stevens Drive
Iowa City, Iowa