Instructional (Learner's) Permit Explained

Obtaining a Georgia Learner's Permit

• Must be at least 15 years of age.

• Must pass an eye and knowledge test.

• A parent or legal guardian with a Georgia License or ID card must be present and sign documentation. Legal guardians must have certified guardianship papers from a court or adoption papers with embossed court seal.

• A Georgia DDS Certificate of School Enrollment must be signed and notarized by the applicant's school. The form is valid for 30 days.

All applicants under the age of 18, not enrolled in school, must provide a high school diploma, GED certification of high school completion, or proof of enrollment in a GED program or a postsecondary school.

• A Declaration of Intent form from the Department of Education can be presented if the applicant is enrolled in an approved home school program.

• Any Out of State Learner’s permit or ID Card must be surrendered to issue a Georgia Learner's Permit.

• When driving, there must be a licensed driver at least 21-years-old in the front seat with the driver at all times.

• The license fee is $10.00 cash, money order, check, or credit/debit cards.

• The permit is valid for 24 months.