The Alberta Impaired Drivers Program (AIDP) helps keep Alberta’s roads safer by offering education and support to individuals charged with impaired driving.
You must register for these courses by telephone.
Toll-free in Alberta: 1-800-272-5698 | Edmonton and area: 780-430-8811
Payment for all courses is accepted by Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, and MasterCard Debit. If you don’t have a credit card, you can purchase a pre-paid Visa or MasterCard at a bank or post office.
Crossroads is a 3.5 hour course designed to prevent impaired driving, and is offered to those with two Immediate Roadside Sanctions (suspensions) under Alberta’s administrative penalties for non-criminal impaired driving (0.05 – 0.08 BAC).
Crossroads participants will learn to:
Planning Ahead is a one-day course for first-time impaired drivers, with the goal of preventing impaired driving. The program is held in 12 towns and cities across Alberta, and is delivered to more than 4,000 participants annually.
Planning Ahead participants will learn:
IMPACT is a weekend live-in alcohol and/or drug use assessment and pre-treatment course for repeat impaired drivers with two or more convictions in a 10-year period. The goals of IMPACT are to prevent impaired driving and reduce other alcohol and/or drug related problems in its participants. IMPACT is held in Calgary, Edmonton, and St Albert, and is delivered to more than 1,000 participants annually.
IMPACT participants will learn to:
If you require proof of program completion or an IMPACT assessment summary report, please call our office or return the Release of Confidential Information form.
As of July 2012 individuals convicted of impaired driving under the Criminal Code of Canada must participate in the Ignition Interlock Program, which is operated by the Impaired Driving Administration of Traffic Safety Services, Alberta Transportation.
AIDP is delivered on behalf of the Government of Alberta in accordance with Alberta’s impaired driving penalties.
Depending on the type of suspension, there are many different conditions to getting your driver’s licence reinstated, including completing a impaired driving course like the ones above. If you’re also required to take a knowledge test or complete a road test, visit an AMA centre near you.
For more information, visit Alberta’s approach to impaired driving.