This Step: Practice Driving
Practice Driving in Georgia
Until you get your drivers license you must practice behind the wheel with a supervised driver. This person must:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Hold a valid Class C drivers license
- Sit next to you any time you are driving
- Be capable of exercising control of your vehicle if necessary
A) Get On the Road
Teen drivers must clock the following practice hours before applying for a Georgia drivers license:
- Teens younger than 18―forty (40) hour of supervised driving practice, six (6) hours must be done at night
- Teens older than 17―No need to show proof of drivers ed completion, but you still must clock the above-stated practice hours
- Teens younger than 17―Six hours of behind-the-wheel training under the supervision of a DDS-licensed instructor or through use of the free DDS Parent/Teen Driving Guide*
*The DDS Parent/Teen Driving Guide features in-car lessons that parents and teens can use in conjunction with the 30-hour classroom or online course to satisfy the driver’s education requirement.
B) Complete Driver Training
You don’t have to submit a driving log of supervised driving. But when you apply for a Class D driver’s license, applicants younger than 18 will need a parent, guardian, or duly authorized DDS-certified driver education instructor to confirm you completed all forty (40) hour.