Use this Termination of Suspension Option if you continue to use your state license and wait out California DMV suspension period(s):
Apply for Termination of California DMV’s Suspension Action based on Out of State Residency
That’s the only way to avoid doing the alcohol program in California.What DMV says, absent having done a program in California, you in theory can’t drive here for three years, and you must file the forms or you’ll never be able to drive in California again, even on a valid out-of-state license.
Residents from another state who receive a DUI in San Diego California may be required to complete a DUI program in their home state. Out-of-State Residents need San Diego Court approval for programs not listed as a California provider program as they not accepted by California DMV.
If you are out of state defendant who was convicted in San Diego county and unable to find a DUI program in your home state equivalent to California standards, your attorney can advise you whether or not the particular San Diego County DUI court may allow an online equivalent located on this site.
NOT APPROVED FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS or for anyone with a VALID CALIFORNIA DRIVER’S LICENSE.
Your lawyer must obtain court approval from your San Diego county court where you received your DUI before enrolling. Many judges do not presently approve; other judges are simply unaware of this option.
These courses are for out of state residents to meet court requirements only and are not accepted by the California DMV.