3-Hour Alcohol and Drug Education Program

If you are an applicant for a Maryland driver’s license you must complete the 3-hour alcohol and drug education program before you can receive the license if you:
  • currently possess a driver's license from another country.
  • currently possess an Armed Forces License only.

Note that persons who currently possess a driver’s license from another state in the United States, a U.S. territory, Canada or the Yukon territory do not have to attend this program.

What do I have to do if I am required to attend this program?

  • You must contact a 3-hour alcohol and drug education program provider directly to sign-up.
  • When you have successfully completed the program and you have provided the school with a MD ID (Driver’s License Number), the certified Driving School will submit the 3 Hour Alcohol and Drug Education Certificate completion information to the MVA electronically.
  • If you do not have a MD ID (Driver’s License Number)​ and you have completed the 3 Hour Alcohol and Drug Education program, a certificate with a control number will be issued to you.
  • It is recommended that you confirm with the school which method that they will use for certifying your completion of the program.
  • Take the certificate with you when you apply to the MVA for your driver’s license.

How may I obtain a list of the 3-hour alcohol and drug education program providers?


  • There is a fee that can be charged for the 3 Hour Alcohol and Drug Education Program. Please contact the program provider for exact cost.
  • Payments should be made directly to the program provider.

Contact Information:

Driver Instructional Services Division (DISD)

6601 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD 21062

For telephone questions:
Fax on Demand (Catalogue #14) -     410-424-3050
MVA Customer Service Center:      1-410-768-7000
TTY/Hearing Impaired:                     1-301-728-4563

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