Weekend Impaired Driver Education Program (WIDEP)

This is the basic information about the Weekend Impaired Driver Education Program offered by Amethyst Foundation. You may also call our office for more information (603) 679-2100 or 1-800-327-1114.

The Weekend Impaired Driver Education Program (WIDEP) is also 22 hours in duration but it is conducted over the course of a single weekend. The WIDEP is offered in one location, Amethyst House in Epping, NH.

The maximum fee for the WIDEP, set by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and specified by administrative rule (He-A 500) is $485.00. Amethyst Foundation presently charges only $425.00 because of the increased costs associated with the change in New Hampshire DWI laws effective January 1, 2013. Out-of-State license holders with Out-of-State convictions are charged $625.00.

Full payment is required before dates are confirmed. Amethyst makes every effort to enroll clients within thirty (30) days of payment receipt. WIDIP begins on Friday at 3:00 pm and ends on Sunday at 3:00 pm. The WIDIP is a residential program; clients must remain the entire weekend.

Amethyst House is a converted 18th Century farmhouse situated on the Lamprey River in Epping. The House is located on ten acres of fields and woods, which are used for walks, sports (volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, etc.), outdoor meals (seasonal) and relaxation.

Air conditioned conference rooms and dining area are in the main house, as is the air conditioned women’s sleeping quarters. A large comfortable recreation room leads out onto a covered patio. The main house is connected to a large three-story former barn, converted into office space, bathrooms, classroom and air-conditioned sleeping quarters for men.

There are televisions (4), DVD players (4) and a DVD/video movie library available for viewing each weekend. Amethyst House provides books, cribbage boards, cards (no gambling is permitted) and other games for client recreation.

Amethyst House has designated an outdoor smoking area, consistent with state law and local fire codes, and in consideration of safety and health concerns. This area is accessible during breaks, before/after meals and following sessions.

Refer to: New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules (He-A 500).