- Anyone convicted of an Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) offense is required to contact the approved IDP assessment facility for their
county of residence within 72 hours after conviction.
- Anyone with multiple OWI arrests/convictions within the following specific periods of time is ordered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation DMV to have an IDP assessment within 45 days:
- If the driver has one OWI arrest within the past 12 months, and the department has an IDP assessment that shows “dependent” or “suspected dependent” or higher within the past two years.
- If the driver has one OWI arrest within the past 12 months, and two additional OWI arrests within the past two years.
- If the driver has two OWI arrests within 12 months.
- Second and subsequent OWI convictions require completion of an IDP assessment before the driver may be eligible for an occupational license.
- An OWI arrest from another jurisdiction that would have resulted in suspension or revocation in Wisconsin will result in an order for an IDP assessment.
- An individual may also voluntarily obtain an IDP assessment after an arrest. (Be advised, if the IDP assessment result is “suspected dependent” or higher,
even if not convicted of the OWI, the driver is required to complete the driver safety plan or the driver license will be cancelled or denied for non-compliance.)
An individual will obtain an IDP assessment with the authorized facility based upon their county of residence. If you are not a resident of the state of Wisconsin but need to obtain an IDP assessment to comply with Wisconsin’s law, you may contact the local resources of your state. Your IDP assessment must be completed with an IDP assessor in your state of residence.
Wisconsin does not accept online IDP assessments or online alcohol education/counseling programs under any circumstances. This includes victim impact panels.
Note: Due to the current health pandemic of Covid-19, telehealth services (i.e. zoom, google meet, skype, etc.) are acceptable (with the exception of the victim impact panel).