The Screening Process
You must screen with one of the Screening, Treatment and Revocation Evaluation facilities approved by MVD. The list of current facilities is available at
www.azdot.gov/mvd/driver/driverservices.asp under “General,” click on “Alcohol or Drug Screening Facilities.” The approved facilities change frequently, so be sure to check the DOT site for up-to-date information.
What you need to do: Look at the list and find the facility closest to you. Call the facility and schedule an appointment for screening. Fees range from $55-$70. Expect to spend anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour. They will interview you and ask you questions to determine whether or not you have a substance abuse problem and if so, the seriousness of the addiction. They will then recommend anywhere from zero to 100 hours or more of counseling. The facility you screen with is responsible for notifying MVD that you have completed the screening. However, we always recommend that you ask the screening facility for documentation that you completed this requirement. Obviously, obtaining a copy of any document is good insurance against document mishandling and can save you many hours of stress and inconvenience. Should MVD be unable to locate the document, you will have proof that you completed the process.
You do not have to complete the counseling to get your license back, you just have to show MVD proof that you completed the screening.
Time is of the essence. To avoid a delay in reinstatement of your driving privilege, screen as soon as you possibly can. There can be a lag between the time that you screen and the time that MVD is notified that you screened. If MVD does not receive notification that you screened, your license will not be reinstated.
Does everyone have to screen to have a license reinstated?
Yes. It is the law.