Learners Permit for drivers 15 years of age.  Also, known as Instructional Permit.

  • Basic Requirements

     

    • Applicants must be at least 15 years of age.
    • Applicants must be able to pass a Vision Exam and a Knowledge Exam. (No appointment is necessary. These tests will be given at the time of your visit.)
    • Applicants under age 18 are required to have Parent/Guardian, Responsible Adult or Authorized Driver Training Instructor to sign the application for the driver's license at the time of your visit. See Signature on Application of Minor for more information.      
  • Documents Required

    • Documentation showing your identity, residential address, full social security number, and U.S. citizenship or proof of lawful status in the United States. Please refer to Real ID Requirements for more information.
    • If you are new to Georgia, you must surrender any out of state driver's license/permit/ID card.
    • If the applicant was previously issued a driver's license/permit/ID card in another state, and that card has been lost or stolen, the applicant must provide a certified copy of his or her driving record or motor vehicle report from the state that issued the card. The MVR must be dated within the last 30 days. The DDS does not accept uncertified copies printed from websites, but a fax may be sent to the DDS directly from the other state agency.
    • Applicants under age 18 are required to have Parent/Guardian, Responsible Adult or Authorized Driver Training Instructor to sign the application for the driver's license. The Responsible Adult must provide paperwork to show their relationship.
    • A Georgia DDS Certificate of School Enrollment (DS-1) must be signed and notarized from the applicant’s school.  It is only valid for 30 days. 
    • All applicants under the age of 18 not enrolled in school must provide a high school diploma, GED, special diploma, certification of high school completion, or proof of enrollment in a GED program or a post-secondary school.
    • All applicants are required to fill out an application form. 

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    NOTE: All documents must be in English.

  • Restrictions

    • You can only drive a Class C vehicle with a person who is:
      • At least 21 years of age
      • Licensed to drive a Class C vehicle
      • That person must be fit and capable of taking control over the vehicle
      • And must be sitting in the seat beside the driver
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