License for Firefighters, Emergency Vehicles, Agricultural 

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    Basic Requirements - EP & FP

    • Applicants must be 18 or older.
    • Must be able to pass the applicable Non-Commercial Knowledge Exam.
    • Applicants must have a valid Georgia driver's license.
     
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    Plan Ahead

    All Customers visiting a center must submit the required Online License/ID/Permit form.

     
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    Get the required documents

    • You must present documentation showing your identity, residential address, and US citizenship or proof of lawful status in the United States. Your full Social Security Number must be provided on the required online License/ID/Permit Form.  Please refer to Real ID Requirements for more information.
    • If a valid Georgia driver's license cannot be presented at the time of testing/issuance, the applicant must provide an item from the Replace Lost License/ID documents list in the replace in-person section.   
     
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    At your visit

    Be prepared to:

    • Show all your documents.
    • Pass a Vision Exam.
    • Pass applicable Non-Commercial Knowledge Exam
    • Take a photo.
    • Pay the license fee. See Fees and Terms for more information.
     
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    Conditions/Restrictions for Class EP/FP Permit

    Agricultural Vehicles:

    • Must be controlled and/or operated by the farmer, relatives of the farmer, or employees of the farmer.
    • Must be used to transport agricultural products, farm machinery, or farm supplies to or from a farm.
    • Must be operated within 150 miles of the farm.
    • Must not be operating as a common carrier (for-profit or trade/barter).

    Firefighter/ Emergency Vehicles

    • Must be equipped with lights and a siren.
    • Must be a vehicle necessary for the preservation of lives or property or the execution of emergency governmental affairs.
    • Must function as a fire truck, hook and ladder truck, foam or water transport truck, police special operations vehicle, or ambulance.
    • Must be exempt from normal traffic regulations when operating as an authorized emergency vehicle.
    • Must operate the appropriate class of vehicle when accompanied by a person who is licensed to drive that class of vehicle. Accompanied driver must be fit and capable of exercising control of the vehicle, and must occupy the seat beside the driver.

    NOTE: Volunteer Firefighters may be able to obtain their class EP or FP permit for free.

    •  Volunteer Firefighters may visit a Customer Service Center and bring the following:
      • Download this pdf file. DDS Form DS-517  printed and completed on company letterhead or a letter from the Chief Executive Officer on company letterhead
      • Proof of volunteer firefighters current certification

    Military Vehicles

    • Must be operated by military personnel or civilians who are required to wear military uniforms.
    • Must operate the appropriate class of vehicle when accompanied by a person who is licensed to drive that class of vehicle. Accompanied driver must be fit and capable of exercising control of the vehicle, and must occupy the seat beside the driver.

    Other

    • The Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR) determines the class of driver's license being issued.
    • There are no endorsements for non-commercial Class EP or FP permits.