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About the Georgia DDS Written Test

The Georgia DDS or Department of Driver Services is responsible for issuing learner’s permits, drivers licenses, vehicle registrations and titles, highway safety and maintaining driving records. The GA DDS website is well designed and easy to use, though the written test can be tricky. You can use the DDS website to replace or renew your license or schedule an auto, motorcycle or CDL road test.

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New Georgia Driver’s License

Who Needs a Georgia License?

If a person is at least 15 years of age, is a Georgia resident and wishes to operate a motor vehicle in the state and has never had a driver’s license before or had one from another state or Country that is two or more years expired. Without a currant Georgia driver’s license it is illegal for residents to operate a motor vehicle within the state. There are many reasons a person may need a driver’s license.

Which License is for you?

Choosing the appropriate license for your needs can be somewhat difficult without the proper information. This is largely because there are several different types of licenses to choose from. Picking one depends on several factors such as age.

What Tests do I need to take to get a License?

You will be required to take a series of tests when applying for any type of driver’s license. The testing process is divided into three parts:

  • The written test encompasses 2 parts for a total of 20 questions
  • The Vision exam is given to all driver’s license applicants for any type of license
  • You can only fail 5 questions on each part.

What are the Requirements for Getting a License?

To receive a full privilege Georgia driver’s license a person must:

  • Complete a written, road, and vision test. As well as work their way through the licensing process

If a person is a new resident of Georgia and has a license from another state that has not been expired longer than 6 months they can apply for and receive a full privilege license.

Taking a Driver’s Education Course

All teens wishing to obtain a Georgia driver’s license must complete a state approved driver’s education course plus 40 documented hours of driving time. The driver’s education course is offered by high schools state wide as well as at private driving schools.

Preparing for the Written Test and what to Bring

To prepare for the written test obtain a Georgia driver’s handbook and study each section carefully. It may also be a good idea to take some practice tests which are available online. There are several things that you will need to bring to your test. These things include:

  • Proof of identity
  • Social security card
  • Proof of residency

If under the age of 18 you will also need to bring a parent or legal guardian and have them fill out a parental consent form.

What does a Driver’s License Cost?

There is a $10 licensing fee for new licensees. For a full privilege license there is a fee of $20 for a 5 year license and a fee of $32 of an 8 year one.

Taking the Drivers Test

Try to stay calm when taking the road skills driving test. It is best to practice as much as possible before undertaking this test. Be sure that all of you documentation is in order before entering the testing facility to keep unnecessary stress down. To take the road test the applicant will need a good working vehicle and proof of insurance for that vehicle. It is best to practice as much as possible with an instructor or other licensed adult in the vehicle intended for testing before attempting the road test.

Taking the Written Test

It is best to check before hand to be sure that you have the fee and all of the necessary documentation and that it is easily accessible. When preparing for the written knowledge test, it is best to obtain a manual to study, and then take a few practice tests to gage how well you know the material. To get more information on the written test, visit,

Renewing your Georgia Driver’s License

How do I renew my Georgia Driver’s License and what tests do I have to take?

In the state of Georgia drivers may renew their license up to 150 days before expiration. It is also possible to renew your license up to 2 years after expiration. You can renew in person, by mail, or online. If you are renewing for the first time you will need to bring you’re:

  • Your Social security card
  • Two proofs of address
  • Accepted Proof of identity

If applicable you will also need to bring any name change documents. There is a $20 fee for the renewal of a 5 year license and a $32 fee for 8 years.

To renew in person simply bring all of the documents plus the fee to a DMV office. To renew online, visit the secure site and follow the instructions given. To renew by mail (only available for Georgia residents living outside of the state for reasons such as military or school) you must submit a request to renew by mail and then send in documents including but not limited to:

  • Birth certificate
  • Out-of-state address (this can be a PO Box)
  • Georgia address
  • Statement of citizenship
  • Social security number
  • Letter from the registrar’s office (if in school)
  • Confirmation letter on military letter head signed by a commanding officer (if in the military)

Preparing to Renew Your Georgia Driver’s License

It is possible to obtain the necessary forms at a DMV office ahead of time so it will already be filled out. Then gather all other necessary documents as well as the fee. Then head to the DMV with all of the afore mentioned items.

Steps to Take to Renew Your License

Gather the necessary documentation such as:

  • Proof of identity
  • Social security card

If your name has changed since you received your last license a proof of the change will also be required to provide proof of name change such as:

  • A marriage certificate
  • Court house document

Go to a testing site, present documentation, pay the fee, pass a vision test, and take a photo.

Requirements to Get a Learner’s Permit

The teen applicant must stay in school until they have graduated or are at least 18 years old. The applicant must be at least 15 years of age, have parental consent, and provide appropriate documents such as:

  • Social security card
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of Georgia residency
  • Filled out parental consent form

The applicant must then pass a written knowledge test as well as a vision test. A road test will come later after holding the learners permit for an allotted time frame. After successfully completing the road test, an applicant will be eligible to receive a full privilege, non-restricted Georgia driver’s license.

Driving with a Georgia Learner’s Permit

The newly licensed driver must always be accompanied by another driver 21+ years of age. If at any time a teen driver drops out of or gets expelled from school their driver’s may be suspended. The new driver’s license can also be suspended for sever misbehavior in school such as fighting, drugs, or weapons. With an intermediate license, the driver may only drive between the hours of 6:00am and midnight.

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