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Subject 375-5-4 ALCOHOL AND DRUG AWARENESS PROGRAM

Rule 375-5-4-.01 Organization

The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) of the Department of Driver Services shall be administered by the Director of the Regulatory Compliance Division of the Department of Driver Services, and such additional staff as the Commissioner deems necessary.

Rule 375-5-4-.02 Scope

To provide instructions to young people of this State regarding the dangers of alcohol and drug use as it relates to the operation of motor vehicles; to provide for instructors; to provide for the issuance of certificates to persons who successfully complete the ADAP course.

Rule 375-5-4-.03 Definitions

(1) Terms used in these rules have the following meaning:
(a) "ADAP" means the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program established by the Department of Driver Services and State Board of Education.
(b) "Certificate of Completion" means a standardized numbered certificate prescribed by the Department and issued by the instructor or school administrator to all students who successfully complete the ADAP course and pass a written examination with a score of at least 70.
(c) "Curriculum" means an approved four (4) hour course to provide instructions to young people of this State regarding the dangers of alcohol and drug use as it relates to the operation of motor vehicles.
(d) "Department" means the Department of Driver Services.
(e) "Replacement Certificate" means a certificate issued by the Department to a student who has successfully completed the course and has lost or been unable to locate the original Certificate of Completion.
(f) "Instructor" means a person approved by the Department to provide instruction in the ADAP curriculum.
(g) "Student" means a person in grades nine and above required by Georgia law to complete the ADAP course prior to issuance of a Georgia Class "D" provisional driver's license.
(h) "Student Roster" means a document listing the class instructor, class location, date, student's full name, date of birth and whether the student passed or failed the course.

Rule 375-5-4-.04 General Regulations

(1) All schools with grade nine and above which receive funds in any manner from the state shall make available to eligible students the ADAP course at least once annually.
(2) Scheduling for such courses shall adhere to school policies and procedures.
(3) Make-up classes shall be made available to those students who are unable to obtain an ADAP class in public or private schools or home-schooled students.
(4) Make up classes may be offered online.
(5) The maximum number of students attending an ADAP class shall not exceed 60 students per one instructor without prior approval of the Department.
(6) Schools shall permit authorized representatives of the Department to make periodic, scheduled inspections. During each inspection, each owner, partner, associate, corporate director, office manager, or employee of the school shall cooperate with the Department's representative and upon demand shall exhibit all records, instructional aides or such other materials as may be called for to be inspected.

Rule 375-5-4-.05 Instructor Requirements

(1) All ADAP instructors must be approved by the Department.
(2) Instructors must complete an application prescribed by the Department for access to the online ADAP program for administrative purposes prior to any class presentation.
(3) Instructors must conduct the ADAP course in a four (4) hour period with a ten (10) minute break each hour.
(4) The instructional program shall consist of one four (4) hour session or two (2) two-hour sessions, except classes consisting of five (5) students or less may be conducted in one session consisting of a minimum of 2.5 hours.
(5) Classes may be conducted during the week or on weekends. All classes must be concluded by 9:30 p.m.

Rule 375-5-4-.06 Course Content and Materials

(1) The curriculum format must be approved by the Department.
(2) The course shall consist of four (4) sessions relating to:
(a) TADRA;
(b) Traffic Laws and Safe Driving;
(c) Alcohol and Drug Awareness;
(d) Summary and Discussion.
(3)
(a) The instructor shall distribute all materials provided by the Department, including, but not limited to the following:
(i) Student workbooks;
(ii) Pamphlets when available;
(iii) Certificates of Completion;
(iv) Videos related to alcohol and drug use and safe driving.
(b) Additional relevant materials may also be used and distributed.
(4)
(a) Instructors shall print and distribute certificates to students who achieve a passing grade.
(b) A record of all students receiving ADAP instruction must be made available to the Department by participating schools.
(c) Certificates of Completion shall be issued by the participating school in a manner and design approved by the Department.
(d) The Department will maintain records of each student completing the ADAP course for a period of five (5) years or until a student receives a Class "D" provisional driver's license, whichever occurs first.
(e) The instructor shall provide the principal a competency test score for all students which will be maintained by the local school or school system as a part of each student's permanent record.
(f) It will be the responsibility of each school principal to make any or all students' records available for audit at any time by the Department or the State Board of Education.

Rule 375-5-4-.07 Testing

(1) Each student must attend each of the four (4) sessions in order to qualify for the examination.
(a) Retest: Any student who has attended the referenced sessions may retest twice with a subsequent class without further instruction.
(b) Any retest may be scheduled at the discretion of the instructor or the school principal.
(c) Oral test may be conducted at the discretion of the school principal or instructor.
(2) A minimum score of 70 must be attained to authorize issuance of a Certificate of Completion.

Rule 375-5-4-.08 Parental Component

(1) The ADAP course shall include a voluntary component available for participation by each child's parents or guardians.
(2) The content of the joint component shall include anti-drug and anti-alcohol material, while the parental component shall include material relating to drug prevention strategies, legal accountability information, an opportunity for parent or guardian to submit questions to an instructor or the Department, and any other information that the Department believes would be useful for parents and guardians to use to protect their children from alcohol and other drug use.
(3) The parental component of ADAP may be offered online.
(4) Each parent or guardian who completes the voluntary parental component of ADAP may obtain a one-time three-year online motor vehicle report for himself or herself. Parents and guardians may complete the parental component with each of their children and obtain additional driving records for each such session.