Georgia Driving Licensing: When You Can Apply
|Age||Type of License||Prerequisites|
|14 (First Timers)||Instructional Permit||Your parent or guardian must be visually impaired. You must be enrolled in or have graduated from secondary school. Also pass a Knowledge Exam and a Vision Test.|
|15 (First Timers)||Instructional Permit||You must be enrolled in or have graduated from secondary school. Also pass a Knowledge Exam and a Vision Test.|
|16+ (Instructional Permit Holders)||Provisional License||Must have held Instructional Permit for one year. You must once again show that you are enrolled in or have graduated from secondary school. Also complete an ADAP class and a Driver's Ed course, practice driving for 40 hours (6 hours at night), and pass a Vision Test and a Road Test.|
|18+ (First Timers)||Full (Adult) License||You must practice driving for 40 hours (6 hours at night). Also pass a Knowledge Exam, a Vision Test, and a Road Test.|
|18+ (Instructional Permit Holders)||Full (Adult) License||If you obtained your Instructional Permit when you were under 18, you must practice driving for 40 hours (6 hours at night). Also pass a Vision Test and a Road Test.|
|18+ (Provisional License Holders)||Full (Adult) License||None.|
Note 1: Georgia requires all aspiring drivers under 18 to complete an Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) class.
Note 2: To apply for any type of instruction permit or license, you must first obtain consent from your parents or guardians if you are under 18 years of age.
Note 3: If more than one line of this table applies to you, you can choose either option unless otherwise specified.
Georgia Driver's License & Permit FAQ
How Can I Apply for my GA Driver's License? Frequently Asked Questions
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What age should I be before applying for my Georgia license?In Georgia, you must be at least 15 years old in order to take the first step in applying for your license, which is getting your learner’s permit.
What documents will I be required to have when I go to apply for my license in Georgia?When you apply for your license in the state of Georgia, you are required to provide the following:
- Proof of your Identity
- Two Proofs of Residency
- Full Social Security Number (No Card Needed)
- Proof of Lawful U.S. Presence
- Certificate of School Attendance (if under age 18)
Where is the nearest place to go to apply for a driver's license in Georgia?The best and only place to go for your driver’s license is to a Georgia DDS (DMV) office. You can find a list of locations by city here.
Is it easy to contact my nearest Georgia DDS (DMV) office?Absolutely! Any Georgia DDS office will be eager to assist you. Just call (678) 413-8400 or log on to their website at www.dds.ga.gov for any questions or concerns.
Who is allowed to bring me for my permit test in Georgia?If you are under 18, you must have your parent/ legal guardian, responsible adult or authorized Driver Training Instructor bring you. They must sign your driver’s license application. If you are over 18, any licensed driver 21 or older can bring you.
Is a physical required in order to get a permit in Georgia?No physical examination is required in order to get your permit in Georgia.
Is a vision test necessary when I go for my Georgia driver's license?Yes, of course. You must score at least a 20/60 in one eye with or without corrective lenses. If you wear corrective lenses, you should wear them during the exam.
Where do I go to get my Georgia driver’s license picture taken?The Georgia DDS (DMV) will take your photo for you.
What happens after I apply for my Georgia license?The first step in applying for a Georgia license is passing the knowledge test. If you successfully pass your knowledge test, your next step will be to begin practicing for your road test.
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