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NCA DUI Classes

Nosotros sólo ofrecemos programas primera delincuentes en español. Estamos ofreciendo clases de DUI en Espanol, para hacer una cita por favor llamar (415) 296-9900 ext 300 o usar el correo electronico

Though our name has changed, we continue to offer our outstanding NCA DUI Programs. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or (415) 296-9900 ext 300.

Center for Open Recovery (formerly National Council on Alcoholism) is licensed by the State of California. All of our DUI Programs meet the full requirements set forth by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and the California DMV (please see Rules & Regulations below for more information). Our DUI programs can also be modified to comply with the DUI laws and requirements of other states. Please contact us with questions (415) 296-9900 ext 300 or

Center for Open Recovery is the only provider in San Francisco that offers the full range of DUI classes from 12 hours to 18 months (“first and multiple offender” programs). All options are reviewed during registration.

How it Works: Orientation & Registration

Clients set an appointment to attend a preliminary Orientation and Registration session prior to beginning DUI classes. This initial appointment offers an overview of the program, time to complete registration paperwork, set participation expectations, design a class schedule, conduct a personal assessment, make payment for (all or part of) the program selected, and to answer any questions. Please note that this initial orientation meeting is in addition to the court-mandated educational and classroom fulfillment requirements to complete the DUI program. Orientation and enrollment appointments can take between 1.5 hours for individual sessions and 3+ hours for Group enrollments. Please make sure to plan accordingly.

Please call our office to schedule an Enrollment Appointment, (415) 296-9900 ext 300. Individual enrollments are offered Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only. Please call our offices to inquire about availability.

Please bring DMV paperwork (H6 form) and/or all court referral documents, the full program fee amount or a deposit (cash or credit card). If opting for an interest-free payment plan please be prepared to provide a credit card number that we may keep on file for automatic monthly charges (or you may pay in cash in person each month prior to the payment due not to be charged).

Prices are consistent with all other licensed providers in San Francisco.

Program Pricing
6 Week – $292
3 Month – $664
6 Month – $936
9 Month – $1200
12 Month – $1503
18 Month – $1599

Enrolled participants have the option to pay balances by credit card, check or cash – in the office prior to due date each month, by telephone and/or by paying on-line at so not to be automatically charged.

Initial Deposit Due at Enrollment for Payment Plan:
If opting for an interest-free payment plan please be prepared to provide a credit card number that we may keep on file for automatic monthly charges (or you may pay in cash in person each month prior to the payment due not to be charged). Payments may be made on line by clicking this secure SQUARE link:

Program Deposit & Payment Schedule
6 Week – $100 deposit plus 1 payment of $192 per month
3 Month – $100 deposit plus 3 payments of $188 per month
6 Month – $100 deposit plus 5 payments of $167.20 per month
9 Month – $100 deposit plus 8 payments of $137.50 per month
12 Month – $128 deposit plus 11 payments of $125 per month
18 Month – $115 deposit plus 14 payments of $106 per month

Extended Payment Plans are available for those who demonstrate financial need (must provide documented proof each month, following an initial assessment with NCA staff).

Financial assistance is available for qualifying clients. Please complete this form to request an assessment.


Failure to Attend fee (no show at a scheduled group, class or face-to-face interview) is a $20.00 charge to make-up/reschedule.
Additional Face to Face Appointment fee (beyond the basic number stipulated in the original cost of program) is a $14.00 charge for each appointment.
Failure to Pay On-Time fee is a $20.00 late charge.
Leave of Absence fee is a $20.00 charge.
Reinstatement fee is a $25.00 charge.
Transfer-Out fee is a $50.00 charge.


English Programs: ALL DUI Programs consist of Educational Classes and Group Counseling Sessions. Specific requirements for each program are listed below.

3 Month Program requires attending 12 consecutive Group Counseling Sessions in addition to 8 Education Classes.

6 Month Program requires attending 19 consecutive Group Counseling Sessions following completion of the required 10 Education Classes.

9 Month Program requires attending 30 consecutive Group Counseling Sessions following completion of the 10 required Education Classes.

18 Month Programs require 12 months of Face-to-Face Interviews in addition to the Group Counseling Sessions and Educational Classes.


18 MONTH GROUP 6:00-8:00 PM

3 MONTH GROUP 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
3 MONTH GROUP 3:30-5:00 PM
3/6/9 MONTH GROUP 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
18 MONTH GROUP 3:30-5:30 PM
18 MONTH GROUP 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

3 MONTH GROUP 7:00-8:30 PM
6/9 MONTH GROUP 7:00-8:30 PM
18 MONTH GROUP 7:00-9:00 PM

3 MONTH GROUP 5:30-7:00 PM
6/9 MONTH GROUP 5:30-7:00 PM
18 MONTH GROUP 5:30-7:30 PM

369 MONTH MAKE-UP GROUP 5:30-7:00 PM
Please note registration is based upon availability. Please register for make-up at the front desk.

3 MONTH GROUP 2:00-3:30 PM
3/6/9 MONTH GROUP 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
18 MONTH GROUP 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

TUESDAY 1:00-2:30 PM
WEDNESDAY 5:30-7:00 PM
THURSDAY 7:30-9:00 PM
SATURDAY 12:00-1:30 PM 

PHASE III CLASSES (‘Re-entry’ for 18 Month Program):

1st , 2nd, 3rd and 4th  Wednesdays 5:30 PM  –  6:30 PM
1st and 3rd Saturdays 2:15 PM  –  3:15 PM

Phase III Make-Up Class only: Please contact Denise Miller at 415-296-9900 ext 112 or via email at

To meet the diversity of the Bay Area’s population, we are pleased to offer our DUI Programs in a variety of additional languages as listed below.

Monolingual Schedule:

Spanish (first offender program)
Group      Monday          1:00pm – 3:00pm
Education  Monday        3:05pm – 4:05pm

Mandarin (first and multiple offender programs)
Group       Tuesday           6:15pm – 8:15pm
Education  Tuesday        8:15pm – 9:15pm
Face to face: Wednesday by appointment

Cantonese (first and multiple offender programs)
Group              Monday     6:15pm – 8:15pm
Education        Monday     8:15pm – 9:15pm
Face to face: Wednesday by appointment


At Center for Open Recovery (COR) (previously known as NCA-BA) we pride ourselves on providing more than just the minimum required by the State as is offered by other DUI programs. While some may consider these classes a punishment and therefore just address the mechanics, at COR, we utilize these classes as an opportunity to intervene with the clients misuse of substances and help them break through denial, to become more aware of their relationship with alcohol or other substances that can help change risky behaviors and improve their lives.

Though it is not unusual for clients to arrive at the orientation session feeling defensive, criminalized, or angry, most leave our program feeling grateful for the help and insight they have received. In fact, many ask for referrals to therapy and/or 12-step groups — thus begining a journey of greater self awareness and healthier choices.

DUI students will learn about alcohol, drug dependency, and addiction. Students are encouraged to evaluate their own thoughts and experiences with addictive substances. The curriculum includes information on DUI laws and strategies to prevent repeat offenses.

Our DUI programs are educational and are presented in a group process format with periodic individual sessions. The individual sessions are designed to give the counselor and student the opportunity track and discuss the clients goals and progress.

All of our DUI educators and instructors are experienced certified drug and alcohol counselors, including many at the Master’s level.

At COR you will find a welcoming environment, with modern and spacious classrooms, plus all the amenities needed to be comfortable and engaged while here.