Driver Training Regulated Program FAQs
1. How do I become certified as a Driver Training School and/or a Driver Training Instructor?
You may visit the Driver Training Regulated Program page for information and applications. Please include all required documents on the application checklist when you submit it to DDS. All school owners/corporate officers and instructor applicants are required to submit electronic fingerprints through the Georgia Applicant Processing System as part of the application process.
2. I was fingerprinted when I initially became certified. Why do I need to be fingerprinted again for recertification?
Fingerprints that are used for non-criminal justice purposes are only retained by the Georgia and Federal Bureaus of Investigation for a matter of days and then purged, hence the need to be re-fingerprinted. In addition, the decision to recertify an individual or entity must be based on current criminal history results.
3. I am currently certified as a Driver Training School and/or a Driver Training Instructor. When and how do I recertify?
Certifications are valid for a period of four years, unless otherwise noted. You may download the DT Instructor Recertification Application and the DT Program Recertification Application from our website. Please include all required documents on the application checklist when you submit it to the Regulatory Compliance Division.
4. What are the approved curricula for Driver Training Schools?
There are currently six approved Driver Training curricula. They are: Drive Right, ADTSEA, License to Drive, Licensed to Learn, Responsible Driving, and How to Drive.
5. Will I receive a reminder about the expiration of my certification?
As of April 1, 2014, all Renewal Reminder Notices to programs and instructors are only sent via email. As a result, it is imperative that DDS is notified immediately of any changes of email addresses. Please be mindful that DDS sends renewal reminder notices as a courtesy. Programs and instructors should be cognizant of their expiration dates and begin the renewal process within 30 to 60 days prior to that date.