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Court Ordered DADAP Course Attendance

DADAP stands for "Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Program." As its name implies, DADAP is a course that teaches about the risk-taking behaviors that can result from using alcohol and / or drugs. The course also teaches about Texas DWI laws, how alcohol and drugs affect a person's body and mind in general, and their impact on the driving task.

Texas law gives courts and judges the option of accepting our state approved online DADAP course for a variety of drug and alcohol offenses, but each case is unique, so we recommend contacting the court to verify acceptance prior to registration.

DADAP for Alcohol and Drug Offenses

Texas judge ordering defendant to attend DADAP

Section 106.115 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code was modified to include Texas Education Agency approved Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Programs (DADAP) as an acceptable alternative to the classroom only Department of State Health Services Alcohol Awareness Program. Since that time, DADAP has been transferred from the TEA to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). You can see the specific revised language below and a reference to the Health and Safety code which allow for the use of DADAP for various drug and alcohol related offenses.

Section 106.115(a) of the Texas Alcohol Beverage Code:

"On the placement of a minor on deferred disposition for an offense under Section 49.02, Penal Code, or under Section 106.02, 106.025, 106.04, 106.041, 106.05, or 106.07, the court shall require the defendant to attend an alcohol awareness program approved by the Department of State Health Services under this section, a drug education program approved by the Department of State Health Services, in accordance with Section 521.374, Transportation Code, or a drug and alcohol driving awareness program approved by the Texas Education Agency."

Section 469.007 of the Texas Health and Safety Code:

"...the commissioners court of a county or a court may use other drug and awareness or drug and alcohol driving awareness programs to treat person convicted of drug or alcohol related offenses."

Under the Texas laws shown above, DADAP is an acceptable option for many drug and alcohol offenses, including but not limited to the following:

  • Purchase of alcohol by a minor
  • Attempt to purchase alcohol by a minor
  • Consumption of alcohol by a minor
  • Driving or operating watercraft under the influence of alcohol by a minor
  • Possession of alcohol by a minor (MIP)
  • Misrepresentation of age by a minor

For more information about Texas laws authorizing use of the DADAP course, click here.

How DADAPonline.com Works

Our 6-hour DADAP course is state approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and can be completed 100% online. You can take the course from anywhere with Internet access by logging in and out at your convenience. This makes it easy to do the course on your own schedule. DADAP online involves reading, watching videos, and completing interactive exercises.

You must pass a final exam before your completion certificate can be sent to you. When you receive your certificate, you will need to turn it in to the court or appropriate representative according to the instructions you have been given.

If you have questions about your specific situation, please call 1-800-558-9887 for assistance.

Click the REGISTER NOW button to sign up now for your Texas online dadap course with DADAP Online.com.