What the Law Says
Beginning January 1, 2007, all 16-year-old Georgia residents who wish to earn a provisional Class D driver’s license must complete a Georgia DDS-approved Joshua’s Law course and spend 40 hours driving with parental supervision, 6 hours of which must be at night. These requirements must be verified by a parent or legal guardian. If a Georgia resident has not completed a Driver’s Ed course, they must wait until they are 17 before applying for their license. However, the requirement that they practice driving for 40 hours, including 6 at night, remains the same.
About the Georgia Joshua’s Law Course
The Joshua’s Law course is 30 hours long and covers all of the information that teens need to know to operate their vehicle and stay safe while driving. The course teaches a variety of defensive driving techniques such as safe following practices, how to properly scan the road in front of you, and how to be aware of other drivers’ blind spots.
Education Without Boundaries
You should be as free to work through your Georgia Drivers Ed as you will be once you get your license. That's why our course is designed to help you study the way YOU want to, without restrictions or rules.
Our GA Joshua's Law course is approved by the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) to meet every requirement for first-time teen drivers to obtain a Georgia driver's license. The course is a parent-taught Georgia Driver's Ed course which can be completed without the use of a classroom.
Joshua's Law requirements state that all Georgia teens applying for a Class D driver's license must complete an approved driver's education course, plus 40 hours of supervised behind-the-wheel training.
Benefit from Advanced Technology
A typical driver's ed class consists of an instructor in a classroom guiding you through pages of a textbook. But when you complete your Joshua's Law course online, you get to learn through stimulating visuals and interactive elements that help you learn faster and more efficiently. Through expert design, you'll experience:
Parents, You Can Guide Your Child
With a parent-taught Joshua's Law course, you're able to ensure that your child is getting the education they need without it interfering in their daily lives. We offer a FREE Georgia Parent-Teen Driving Contract so you can establish rules and guidelines at the outset, making sure that everyone is on the same page and expectations are met from both sides. We also make it easy for you to get the support you need, with a Customer Service staff available 24/7 to answer questions and guide you through the process of helping your teen achieve that license they're working for.
The Best Quality for an Affordable Price
Earning a driver's license shouldn't cost an arm and a leg, nor should it require spending extra gas money just to get to a classroom. Stay home, get online, and save money with a course that only requires a computer, an internet connection, and a few minutes to spare at a time. For one low price, you'll meet all Joshua's Law requirements from the comfort of your own home.
About Georgia Driver's Permit (Class CP)
You may only apply for your Georgia learner's permit after completing a Joshua's Law Driver's Ed course, and you must be over 15 years of age.
Before you apply, make sure you have the ADAP card that you received after passing the Georgia Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program. This state-mandated program is usually provided to Georgia students in 9th grade, and teaches students about the dangers associated with intoxicants. Students receive a certificate of completion called an "ADAP Card" after finishing a final exam in the course.
After you meet all the requirements, simply schedule a time at the Georgia DDS to complete the written test. After passing the test, you will be granted your permit. Permit holders are allowed to drive so long as a licensed driver over the age of 21 is in the passenger seat.
About Georgia Intermediate Driver's License (Class D)
If you are under the age of 18 and have held onto your learner's permit for 12 months, you are ready to apply for your Class D Georgia driver's license. It simply involves scheduling a driving test at the Georgia DDS, and passing the behind-the-wheel exam.
The Class D Georgia Driver's License has a few restrictions:
So save time and get online with your easy Georgia Drivers Ed!