Frequently Asked Questions about Online Drivers Ed in Georgia
Georgia Learners Permit and Drivers License Information
If you are 16 years old, you must complete a Georgia state-approved driver education course in order to obtain a Class D license.
You need to be at least 15 years old, have the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) card (most Georgia students receive this in 9th grade), and pass a vision test and a written exam.
The Georgia Alcohol Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) is a required course teens must take in order to receive their Class D drivers license. This course is taught in both public and private schools in four one-hour sessions. Students will be required to pass a written exam at the end of the class. Students usually take the ADAP course during the ninth grade taught from teachers certified by the Georgia Department of Education in the following areas: health education, health and physical education, or driver and safety education. For more information, call (404) 669-2942 / (800) 245-4410.
If you are between 15 and 18 years of age, you must get a Georgia learners permit and have it for one year and one day (366 days) before earning your drivers license.
Yes. They will need to be present when you apply. They must sign for the applicant as well as present their Georgia driver license or ID card. If the parent/guardian does not possess a Georgia license or ID card, the teen must present a standard proof of residency document.
The Georgia online teen drivers ed program is a state-mandated 30 hours long. The information in our course is broken up into 8 chapters, each covering a specific topic regarding driving in Georgia. After you complete each chapter, you’ll be given a 10-question multiple-choice quiz. At the end of the course, you will be given a 50-question final exam. You will successfully complete the course by passing with an 80% or greater.
Yes. Our 30-hour course is DDS-approved and meets all the requirements needed to obtain your Georgia instructional permit (Class CP).
The Georgia parent/teen driving guide is a resource handbook that gives you suggestions regarding driver training lessons so your teen is that much more prepared to drive safely. It empowers parents with a teaching method to help their teens learn the rules and regulations of the road so they’re always at their best behind the wheel. It offers a logical approach, teaching teens everything from how to practice their driving skills in a parking lot, in their surrounding neighborhood, in light urban traffic, on rural roads, to highways, city driving and more! The best part is that you can use the parent/teen guide, along with a DDS approved online driver education course to meet the requirements of Joshua’s Law.
Not to worry. You’re allowed unlimited retakes on the final exam for free – you’re practically guaranteed to pass.
As soon as you complete the course, we will send you your certificate of completion for free. Regular mail delivery can take up 5-7 days; if you need your certificate sooner, we offer expedited delivery options.
You can go to any Georgia DDS office that issues permits or licenses. To find a DDS office near you, please visit the Georgia DDS website.
Georgia Learners Permit and Drivers License Information
If you’re at least 16 years of age, you must:
- Apply for a learners permit and hold it for at least one year and a day
- Pass a behind-the-wheel class
- Practice behind-the-wheel training for 40 hours (6 at night)
- Pass a vision and road test
You will need to pass a vision test as well as a driving test.
Due to long walk-in wait times, appointments for on-the-road tests are highly recommended and may be scheduled up to 90 days in advance. Reservation numbers are: (678) 413-8400 (select option 4), or call Toll-free (866) 754-3687 if dialing from an area code outside the metro-Atlanta area, but within Georgia.
Yes, a parent or legal guardian must sign your drivers license application with you as well as an affidavit that the applicant has completed at least 40 hours of on-the-road driving experience, including at least 6 hours of night driving, with a parent or guardian. Your parent/guardian must also present the completed parent/teen driving guide. The last page of this guide may be signed and notarized prior to the teen’s road test, or the parent/guardian may wait to sign in the presence of the DDS examiner, who will notarize the form.
In addition to the certificate of completion form from our online drivers ed course, you will also need to bring:
- A Georgia DDS certificate of attendance form signed and notarized from your school. It is only valid for 30 days. All applicants under the age of 18 not enrolled in school must provide a GED diploma, high school diploma, or an attendance form from your local Board of Education if you are enrolled in an approved home school program.
- Your Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) card.
- An original U.S. birth certificate, certified copy of the U.S. birth certificate (with embossed state seal), U.S. certificate of birth registration, certified copy of court records (for adoption, name changes, etc.), certified naturalization records, immigration card. Hospital issued birth certificates are not acceptable.
- Non-U.S. citizens must present original, non-expired immigration documents.
- Applicants must know their Social Security number, but the original Social Security card is not required. An online verification (first name, last name, date of birth and Social Security number) with the Social Security records system is completed prior to issuing the permit. Non-citizens may present a Social Security Denial Letter, Form SSA L676 in place of a Social Security number.
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