Continuing Education

The New York State Impaired Driver Program at SUNY Broome

If your license or privilege to drive in New York State is suspended or revoked for an alcohol or drug-related driving conviction, you may be eligible for a conditional driver’s license or full restoration of your driving privileges if you participate in New York State’s Impaired Driver Program (IDP). (This program was formerly known as the Drinking Driver Program.)

SUNY Broome Community College has sponsored the Impaired Driver Program since 1975. It is part of New York’s effort to reduce personal and property losses caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. With the guidance of SUNY Broome’s experienced educational staff, participants discuss the social, medical, legal, and driver safety problems caused by alcohol and other drug abuse. The program includes classroom education, screening, and, if warranted, assessment and treatment.

The 16-hour, seven-session program is held in SUNY Broome classrooms at locations in Binghamton (Broome County) and Owego (Tioga County), allowing participants to attend the program in a convenient, safe, confidential, and accessible setting.

Weekday evening and Saturday morning classes are available. Two to four new classes begin each month, so there is rarely a long wait to begin the program. The course fee is $225; we accept Mastercard, Visa, cash, check, and money order. Enrollment is limited only to those motorists referred to the program by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Contact SUNY Broome’s Impaired Driver Program director at 778-5382 for further information.