If you are 16 years of age, applying for a Class D License or Motorcycle Permit (Class MP), our online Georgia Drivers Ed course satisfies the 30-hour classroom requirement of Joshua's Law.
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Complete 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training at a DDS-approved school and 40 hours of supervised driving with a parent or guardian.
You have the option to complete the Parent-Teen Driving Guide in lieu of the driving school.
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Georgia Driver’s Ed: Online learning approved by the GA DDS
You’ve just hit age 15 and you’re ready to start your Georgia driver education, but you’re not sure where to turn. You’re in luck—Improv’s top-notch, DDS-approved, Joshua’s Law-compliant driver’s ed course can get you a Georgia Intermediate Driver’s License as easy as 1-2-3!
Earning your Georgia learner’s permit online lets you be in charge of your schedule and driver’s ed experience. Meet all the requirements covered by a standard Georgia driver’s ed course while never having to miss an event, work shift, or extracurricular activity. Log in and out wherever and whenever you have the time!
What is a Joshua’s Law Course? Why should I take one?
A Joshua’s Law course is a teen driver’s education course that is compliant with Joshua’s Law—a law that says all first-time teenage Driver’s between 15 and 16 need to complete all training required to earn a Georgia driver’s license. For teens aged 17 or older, such a course isn’t legally required. Even so, it’s still a good idea to take a course and make sure you’re comfortable with basic traffic laws and driving skills.
Driver License Direct by IMPROV driver’s ed course is a 30-hour online driver’s education program approved by the state to be compliant with all aspects of Joshua’s Law. Not only will you come away feeling accomplished and ready to get behind the wheel, but you’ll meet all the necessary requirements to do so safely and within the law.
Georgia Driver’s Ed Course Material
Some of the major course topics include:
Learning the driver’s ed course material is easy thanks to our convenient online format. Engaging graphical elements help bring the content to life, giving you an entertaining experience that goes beyond boring text and helps you remember the details naturally. Your written test will be a breeze!
GA Driver’s Ed at your pace, on your schedule
Don’t give up your free time to a Georgia driver education course that requires you to spend time in yet another classroom after school. Our completely online Joshua’s Law course allows you to study whenever you want, at your own speed, however it best fits your life.
Attention, parents! We can save you money on car insurance!
Great news, parents! Not only will our unique course help your teen easily and naturally learn the rules of the road, but it may also qualify you to save big on your insurance! When your teen signs up for a Georgia Joshua’s Law course, your insurance company may be one of several who offer a relevant discount on your premium.
It doesn’t stop there—when your child completes the driver education course, you may also be eligible to earn a $150 Georgia state tax credit, so long as you are able to provide the certificate of completion around tax time the following year!
100% online coursework
Not everyone learns best by reading from a book, and it can be tough to retain information when you’re not feeling engaged. When you study for your driver’s test online, you give yourself a leg-up with an easy-to-follow, flexible program that allows you to call the shots.
GA Instructional Permit (Class CP)
Class D Intermediate GA Driver’s License
Once a driver of 16 or older has had his or her instructional permit for 12 months, without having any major traffic violations that resulted in the suspension of the Instructional Permit, and the Driver’s 16 years of age have completed a driver education course approved by the Department of Driver Services and have completed a cumulative total of at least forty (40) hours of other supervised driving experience, including at least six (6) hours at night, he or she can apply for a Class D provisional Georgia driver’s license. For this level of license, a young driver must be able to pass a driving test on the road. This type of license allows the new driver to operate a vehicle under restricted conditions:
Full Class C Georgia Driver’s License
Once a Class D license-holder has been driving for a full year (12 months) without any major traffic violations, he or she can apply to be given a full, unrestricted Class C Georgia driver’s license. Any driver who wishes to receive an unrestricted Class C license must be 18 years of age or older.
Forms and information to bring to the Georgia DDS
Before you head to the GA DDS, get the required documents listed below in order and make an appointment to take your written permit exam. Remember: you must be at least age 15.
Before your DDS appointment, you will need:
The following forms are available from the GA DDS website.
Under Joshua’s Law, if you are 16 years old or younger, you must complete a 30-hour Georgia state-approved driver education course in order to be eligible for a Class D license.
You must be at least 15 years old, have your Georgia Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) card (usually received in 9th grade), and pass both a written knowledge exam and a vision test.
The Georgia Alcohol Drug Awareness Program (or ADAP) is a specialized education course all teen Driver’s have to complete before they can obtain their Class D driver’s license. The course is offered over four one-hour classes, usually during the ninth grade. The teacher must be certified by the Georgia Department of Education to provide instruction in health education, physical education and/or driver and safety education. At the end of the class, students are required to pass a written test on the course topics.
If you are between 15 and 18 years of age, you will need to have a Georgia learner’s permit for a full year (plus one day) without any major traffic infractions before you can get a Class D Georgia driver’s license.
Yes, and they will need to accompany you to the DDS when you go to apply for your permit. They will also need to sign for you and provide their own ID or Driver’s License. If your parent or guardian does not have a Georgia license or state ID card, you can provide the DDS with a standard proof-of-residency document.
We divide the coursework into 10 chapters covering each topic. Between each chapter you will be asked to complete a 4-question multiple choice quiz, and at the end of the course you will be asked to take a final exam of 30 questions. Once you’ve achieved an 70% or higher, you will have passed the course!
Absolutely. Our online course is the state-mandated 30 hours in length and meets all necessary legal and educational requirements to get you your Georgia instructional (learner’s) permit.
The Georgia parent-teen driving guide is a guide containing suggestions for parents and teens to practice driving together. It outlines a teaching method meant to help teens learn more easily and comfortable behind the wheel with mom or dad. It offers suggestions for instructional “best practices,” including practicing in parking lots and familiar neighborhoods, testing the waters in traffic and on country roads… and more!
No problem! You are allowed unlimited free retakes on the final online exam. That’s right, unlimited to attempts to receive your GA Driver’s Ed Completion Certificate.
You will be able to download your GA Driver’s Ed Completion Certificate within 30 minutes of completing the course!
You can obtain your learner’s permit at any Georgia DDS location that issues them. To find an appropriate DDS office near you, visit the Georgia DDS website.
If you are 16 years of age or older, you must:
You will have to take (and pass) both a vision test and a driving (road) test.
Road Test (behind-the-wheel driving test) are offered by appointment only. Walk-ins are not accepted. You can make an appointment for your road test up to 90 days in advance. Make a reservation by calling (678) 413-8400 (select option 4), or make a reservation online.
Yes. Your parent or legal guardian will need to sign your driver’s license application. They will also need to sign an affidavit stating that you have completed the required 40 hours of behind-the-wheel driving. Your parent/guardian will also need to present the completed Georgia parent/teen driving guide, the last page of which can be signed and notarized either before the road test or in front of the DDS examiner who will be notarizing it.
In addition to your online driver’s ed course certificate of completion, you should also have: