“I’ve been convicted of an OWI – now what do i do?”
This handy checklist is your guide to getting back behind the wheel. Please contact us at at 800-634-3077 if you need assistance.
A step by step guide to getting back on the road legally and safely after an OWI
- Appear at your court date
- Contact the court ordered Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP) in your county of residence within 72 hours of conviction to schedule an assessment and find the closest location and pricing information
- Following the IDP assessment, the assessor may order participation in Traffic Safety School (TSS), Group Dynamics (GD) or the Multiple Offender Program (MOP). If so ordered please view the list of course providers
- It is highly recommended you verify your eligibility status with the Wisconsin DOT or call (608) 266-2261.
- Obtain an SR22 Proof of Insurance Certificate from an auto insurance company. If your current insurance company does not offer SR22 coverage, call us or visit and we will be glad to assist.
- If an ignition interlock device (IID) is required, you will need to have one installed in all vehicles titled in your name
- Make an appointment to have your ignition interlock installed by calling toll-free 800-634-3077
Obtaining your occupational license
A restricted license in Wisconsin is called an occupational license. It allows you to drive for specific reasons, such as to and from work, church, or other places listed on the license, and only during specific times of the day. To obtain your occupational license:
- Locate a DMV Service Center in your area
- Complete the MV3027 Application for Occupational Operator License form
- Complete the MV3001 Application for Wisconsin Operator License form
- Complete necessary tests, including vision screening
- Provide proof of your identity (picture ID)
- Provide proof you are a U.S. citizen (government issued birth certificate/valid U.S. passport)
- Provide SR22 Insurance Certificate
- Pay the nonrefundable application fee – DOT accepts cash or check only
- Provide proof of IDP completion and TSS, GD or MOP programs if additionally ordered.
- Provide form MV3598 as proof you have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle(s). (LifeSafer will supply this form to you at your IID installation)
**** Your court ordered time on the ignition interlock device (IID) does not begin until both your IID has been installed and your driver’s license has been obtained ****