Frequently Asked Questions
Does this course apply to getting a license at 16?
Our Georgia 30 Hour Driver Education course is approved in Georgia to satisfy the 30 hour classroom driver education requirement under Joshua's law. You are also required to complete 40 hours of supervised driver training (which can be done with a parent or legal guardian).
What else do I need to get my license at 16?
Click this link to see all the requirements for applying for a class D license: http://www.gateendrivereducation.dds.ga.gov/classdlicense.html
What is the Parent/Teen Driving Guide?
The Parent/Teen Guide is a handbook that provides suggestions for in-car lessons to help parents prepare their teenagers for the responsibilities of driving. This technical assistance guide provides parents with a systematic approach to teach their teenagers to make safe driving decisions. The suggested lessons in the guide follow a sequential learning pattern that progresses from the parking lot to neighborhoods, to light traffic to rural highways, to expressways and then to city driving. The Parent/Teen Driving Guide can be used in conjunction with to meet the requirements of Joshua's Law.
How do I complete the driving portion of the Joshua's law requirement?
You can complete the 40 hours supervised driving with a parent by using the parent/teen driving guide: http://www.dds.ga.gov/docs/forms/40Hour_ParentTeen_DrivingGuide.pdf Or you can sign up with a licensed driver training school in your area and complete the required training with a licensed instructor.
Can I get an insurance discount for taking this course?
Insurance companies do offer discounts for students under 25 completing driver education and training. However, you will have to check with your insurance company for a complete list of requirements to qualify for a discount.
Yes, parents or guardians are eligible for a tax credit in an amount up to a $150.00 if their dependent minor child successfully completes a course through a private driver education school that is licensed with the DDS. A copy of the Certificate of Completion and proof of the fees paid for the course will be required to qualify for the credit. The amount of the credit is equal to $150.00 or the actual amount paid, whichever is less. Courses taken at private or public high schools do not qualify for this credit. Check with the Department of Revenue for more information.
How long do I have to complete the course?
You have 90 days from the date of registration to complete the course
When I graduate, when do I get my certificate and what do I do?
You will receive a certificate of completion by email 1 to 2 business days after you graduate. Once you receive that email, print out the certificate, and take it to the driver's licensing office along with the other required forms and paperwork when you apply for your license.
Helpful Links for More Information:
Class D driver's license requirements:
Parent/Teen Driving Guide (includes affidavit for 40 hours of supervised driving at the end of the guide):
Joshua’s law explained:
ADAP course information and scheduling:
Forms and manuals:
Approved schools for road test:
Georgia driver education FAQ’s:
General driver’s license information:
Georgia DDS contact information: