For first time OWI offenders, in order to apply for an occupational license, you must submit to an administrative review through the Department of Motor Vehicles. This is a time-sensitive process and should be requested as soon as possible through your lawyer. You have 10 days from the time of your arrest to request an administrative hearing if a breathalyzer was used in your arrest; if a blood test was used, you have 13 days. If you fail to request a hearing, your license will automatically be suspended for six months, 30 days after your arrest.
Additionally, those eligible for an occupational license must pay for the installation and upkeep of an IID. To date, the annual cost of the IID is roughly $1,000.