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    All Prime For Life and ADETS participants must enroll at First Step. There are only 20 spaces allowed for each ADETS session and it is on a first come, served basis. Clients who do not have an NC DWI may also take the 16 hour educational Prime For Life program for a variety of needs and to meet certain legal requirements. Call or email First Step for more information.

    Often the Prime for Life / ADETS classes sell out quickly. To enroll, contact the First Step facility which you would like to attend and schedule an enrollment session. The cost of Prime for Life / ADETS for NC DWI participants is $160 per session. The cost for non-NC DWI participants may be slightly higher due to the cost of materials only. The State DWI office receives fees from all ADETS and DWI providers to offset some of the cost of the materials for NC DWI (508) clients only. There is never a cost to the taxpayer for any materials or services provided by First Step Services, LLC.

    To enroll, be prepared to pay the fees above and bring the recommendation forms from the agency that completed your assessment. According to NC DWI laws, an assessment is only valid for 6 months. Participants must actually begin attending the ADETS classes within 6 months of completing the assessment. Enrolling within 6 months but starting classes later than 6 months still requires a new assessment according to statutes. The State of NC is very strict on the 6 month rule. All completion documents for DMV will be rejected by the State if attendance starts even 1 day after the 6 months.

    First Step Services , LLC utilizes the Prime For Life program as our ADETS programs. It is a verified best-practice model that is required for the State of NC DWI ADETS programs. For more information, visit www.primeforlife.org.

    In Durham, Drug and Substance Abuse Education clients may qualify for our Prime For Life program as an alternative to attending the Drug Education School. Also, the standard Drug Education provided by First Step will consist of four 2 1/2 hour groups, scheduled for to be completed in one week. Our 10 hour Drug and Substance Abuse Education program is available for offenders who are required to attend by the courts and for other purposes.
    For more information, call (919) 419-0229.

    State of NC DWI regulations prevent us from enrolling DWI ADETS clients without a current, valid Lifetime Driving Record and proof of Breathalyzer or Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).  State Law allows no exceptions! Make sure we have your driving record and BAC before enrolling in the class.

    ADETS RESERVATIONS MUST BE PAID IN FULL IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A GUARANTEED SEAT. NC LAW REQUIRES ONLY 20 DWI PARTICIPANTS IN AN ADETS CLASS, SO SIGN UP EARLY!

    2014 ADETS Schedules:

    April 2014 – Cary NC ADETS Schedule

    Tuesday, April 22nd 5:30 pm to 9:00 p
    Wednesday, April 23rd 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Friday, April 25th 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Saturday, April 26th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Sunday, April 27th 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

    April 2014- Durham, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, April 4th 5:30pm-9:00pm
    Saturday, April 5th 9:00am-12:00pm
    Sunday, April 6th 9:00am-12:00pm
    Friday, April 11th 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Saturday, April 12th 9:00am-12:30pm

    April 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, April 18, 2014 – 5:30-9:00PM
    Saturday, April 19, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday, April 20, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Friday, April 25, 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
    Saturday, April 26, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:30PM

    April 2014 Raleigh, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, April 11th 5:30pm-9:00pm
    Saturday, April 12th 9:00am-12:00pm
    Sunday, April 13th 9:00am-12:00pm
    Friday, April 18th 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Saturday, April 19th 9:00am-12:30pm

    May 2014 – Cary, NC ADETS Schedule
    Tuesday, May 20th 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
    Wednesday, May 21st 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Friday, May 23rd 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Saturday, May 24th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Sunday, May 25th 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

    May 2014- Durham, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, May 3rd 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Saturday, May 3rd 9:00am-12:00pm
    Sunday, May 4th 9:00am-12:00pm
    Friday, May 9th 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Saturday, May 10th 9:00am-12:30pm

    May 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, May 16, 2014 – 5:30-9:00PM
    Saturday, May 17, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday, May 18, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Friday, May 23, 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
    Saturday, May 24, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:30PM

    May 2014 Raleigh, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, May 9th 5:30pm-9:00pm
    Saturday, May 10th 9:00am-12:00pm
    Sunday, May 11th 9:00am-12:00pm
    Friday, May 16th 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Saturday, May 17th 9:00am-12:30pm

    June 2014 – Durham, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, June 6th 5:30pm-9:00pm
    Saturday, June 7th 9:00am-12:00pm
    Sunday, June 8th 9:00am-12:00pm
    Friday, June 13th 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Saturday, June 14th 9:00am-12:30pm

    June 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, June 20, 2014 – 5:30-9:00PM
    Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday, June 22, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Friday, June 27, 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
    Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:30PM

    June 2014 Cary, NC ADETS Schedule
    Tuesday, June 17th 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
    Wednesday, June 18th 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Friday, June 20th 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Saturday, June 21st 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Sunday, June 22nd 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

    June 2014 Raleigh, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, June 13th 5:30pm-9:00pm
    Saturday, June 14th 9:00am-12:00pm
    Sunday, June 15th 9:00am-12:00pm
    Friday, June 20th 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Saturday, June 21st 9:00am-12:30pm

    July 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, July 18, 2014 – 5:30-9:00PM
    Saturday, July 19, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday, July 20, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Friday, July 25, 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:30PM

    June 2014 Cary, NC ADETS Schedule
    Tuesday, July 22nd 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
    Wednesday, July 23rd 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Friday, July 25th 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Saturday, July 26th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Sunday, June 27th 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

    August 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, August 22, 2014 – 5:30-9:00PM
    Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Friday, August 29, 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
    Saturday, August 30, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:30PM

    September 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, September 19, 2014 – 5:30-9:30PM
    Saturday, September 20, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday, September 21, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    |Friday, September 26, 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
    Saturday, September 27, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:30PM

    October 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, October 17, 2014 – 5:30-9:00PM
    Saturday, October18 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday, October 19, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Friday, October 24, 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
    Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:30PM

    November 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, November 14, 2014 – 5:30-9:00PM
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday, November 16, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Friday, November 21, 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
    Saturday, November 22, 2013 – 9:00AM-12:30PM

    December 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, December 12, 2014 – 5:30 – 9:00 PM
    Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Sunday, December 14, 2014 – 9:00AM – 12:00 PM
    Friday, December 19, 2014 –6:00 -9:00PM
    Saturday, December 20, 2014 – 9:00 AM – 12:30PM

     ADETS FEES = $160.00 (NO TAX)

    PRIME FOR LIFE FEES = $185.00 (NO TAX)

    ***ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL TO GUARANTEE A SEAT IN THE CLASS.  THE STATE ALLOWS ONLY 20 SEATS FOR ADETS. 

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