Alcohol and Drug Education Program

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Enroll In Maryland’s Safer and Sober Program Through Admiral Driving School

Admiral Driving School offers the 3-Hour Alcohol and Drug Education Program, also known as the Safe and Sober program. Individuals holding an out-of-country license are required by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) to successfully complete this program, along with a vision screening, knowledge test, and driving skills test, in order to receive a Maryland License.

Our 3-hour drug and alcohol course is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30am and 2:30pm. We also are currently offering this course online. Contact Admiral Driving School today to enroll or to receive more information.



  • Led by an MVA-approved teachers

  • Offered both in-person and online

  • An easy way to get a Maryland license for out-of-country license holders

  • Flexible and convenient course schedules

  • Extremely affordable compared to other driving schools

  • Certificate upon course completion is valid for up to 12 months

Become a Licensed Maryland Driver

In Maryland, drivers that hold a valid driver's license from another country and want to apply for a state driver's license need to take a vision, knowledge, and a driving skills test in addition to a 3-Hour Alcohol and Drug Education course. Maryland has stringent laws and does not tolerate driving under the influence. At Admiral Driving School, our MVA-approved instructors are committed to educating out-of-country license holders about the importance of safe and sober driving, helping them get one step closer to converting their foreign license to a Maryland license! Course participants will be awarded with a certificate upon completion of the 3-hour program.

Course Topics

US Driving Laws

Safe Driving Behaviors

Substances Effect on Driving Skills

Driving While Impaired (DWI)

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Vehicle Information

Traffic Control Devices and Roadway Signs

Understanding the GLS

New Laws or Changes in the Law

Important Statistical Information

Basic Vehicle Maneuvering

knowledge of Pavement Markings

Evaluating Risk

Rules for Following Distance

Dangers of Distracted Driving

Expressway Driving

Hazardous Driving Conditions

(fog, snow, rain, glare, etc.)

Alcohol and the Dangers it Creates for Drivers

And Much, Much More


What To Expect

Drug and alcohol use is more rampant among drivers than most realize. This drug and alcohol education course covers US driving laws and safe driving behaviors as well as the consequences and risks associated with driving under the influence.

The program consists of several modules. Once complete, participants will receive a certificate which will be required to take the final exam at a verified testing center. Once the final exam is completed and passed, participants will receive the necessary documentation required by the MVA to receive their Maryland driver's license.

Register for the Maryland Drug and Alcohol Program

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the class cost?

Admiral Driving School’s 3-Hour Alcohol and Drug Education program is $80. Please note that both online and in person programs are cash-only-courses. Contact us for more information.

What are the class locations, dates, and times?

Our 3-Hour Alcohol and Drug course is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30am and 2:30pm. The address for Admiral Driving School is 2277 Bel Pre Road, Suite 205, Silver Spring, MD 20906. Class locations, date, and times are subject to change.

What do course participants need to bring to class?

Students taking the 3-Hour Alcohol and Drug Program will need to bring their out-of-country license, another form of identification, and the course payment. If the out-of-country license is not in English, it must be accompanied by an International License or translated into English by an MVA-approved translator.

How do I register and pay for the class?

Contact us or download our application form and fill it out to register. You can bring the form with you in person before starting the 3-Hour Drug and Alcohol Program. For payment, you may bring the $80 course with you on the first day of class. Admiral Driving School in Silver Spring accepts cash-only for this course.

What happens if I miss a day of class, or if I can't attend a day?

In the event you become ill and must leave the class, Admiral Driving School can reschedule for another class date that is convenient for you!

Contact Admiral Driving School Today

The road to becoming a better and safer driver starts with professional instruction from the driving instructors at Admiral Driving Academy. Fill out the form below to learn more about the range of driver education courses that we offer.