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    Take Drivers Education in Georgia

    Enroll in a Drivers Ed Program

    A requirement ONLY for teen drivers younger than 17 years old, drivers education teaches you the fundamental skills and basic of knowledge of driving a car. You must take 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction from a drivers ed program approved by the Georgia DDS.

    Your choices include in-person and online drivers ed for the classroom portion. While looking online for a “30 and 6” driver education course that suits your needs, keep in mind that in Georgia drivers ed and driver training mean the same thing.

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    B) Complete the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program

    Teens younger than 18 years old must also complete the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP). Although this program is different than drivers education, some drivers ed programs incorporate ADAP into their 30 hours classroom course.

    You have two options for taking the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program; you can either complete the course in a classroom environment or online (eADAP). However eADAP is only offered to teens who:

    • Could not take classroom ADAP through their high school
    • Were absent from school when ADAP was offered
    • Recently moved to Georgia
    • Are home-schooled

    If you don’t complete the program you can’t obtain a GA drivers license until you turn 18 years old.

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