for Original Driver Training School and Limited Driver Training School
a. Driver training schools and
Limited Driver Training schools shall be required to obtain a license as a
driver training school.
any original license may be issued to any person for a driver training school
or limited driver training school to operate in the State of Georgia, an
application shall be made in writing to the Department, on a form prepared and
furnished by the Department which shall include a statement showing:
i. The title or name of the school together
with complete ownership and names and addresses of directors, officers and
controlling stockholders therein.
ii. The specific curriculum of instruction
that will be offered by the school.
iii. The principal place of business and
other locations where instruction will be provided that may include; behind the
wheel instruction, utilization of simulators, range, road, and road
iv. Virtual driver training
programs may have a principal place of business located outside of the
v. A statement that the
owners of the driver training school or limited driver training school are
twenty-one (21) years of age or over.
c. Every application for a driver training
school license and limited driver training school license must be accompanied
by a fee of $25.00 by money order, certified or cashier's check payable to the
Georgia Department of Driver Services and attached to the application form.
Such fee shall be non-refundable.
d. The applicant must submit a certified copy
from the clerk of the appropriate Superior Court evidencing the registration of
a business or trade name if the business is to be conducted under such a trade
name in lieu of the name of the corporation or limited liability corporation,
which owns such driver training school.
e. The applicant must register the legal name
of a corporation or limited liability corporation with the Georgia Secretary of
State listing all owners controlling stockholders as officers.
f. The application must contain a valid
business license of the adopted business name certifying the school may operate
in the local jurisdiction.
application by the owners, partners, officers or controlling stockholders of
any driver training or limited driver training school shall complete
fingerprinting using the Georgia Applicant Processing System and consent to a
criminal background check.
school shall be inspected by the respective municipal or county government to
ensure compliance with fire and building requirements. Copies of these
inspectional reports shall be made available to the Department.
i. Every school shall submit an individual
surety bond in the amount of $10,000.00 or, if more than one clinic shares
common ownership, submit a surety bond providing coverage in the amount of
$10,000.00 per location (i.e., for ten clinics, a surety bond in the clinics, a
surety bond in the amount of $100,000). If this option is elected, the
certificate must clearly demonstrate coverage for each clinic for which
coverage is to be provided.
Display of License
a. The license must be clearly displayed in a
conspicuous public location at all times in the school.
b. Virtual driver training programs must
clearly display name of business, principal place of business of the school and
contact number on the virtual program website.
If either the license, instructor's
license, or vehicle registration card issued pursuant to this Chapter is lost,
mutilated, or destroyed, a duplicate will be issued by the Department upon
receipt of an affidavit showing the following:
i. The date the license, or card was lost,
mutilated, or destroyed.
circumstances of the loss, mutilation, or destruction.
iii. The fee for a duplicate license or card
shall be $10.00.
a. Any license for a driver training school
or limited driver training school shall be nontransferable. In the event of a
change of ownership, except in the case of a corporation unless there is a sale
of the controlling interest, application for a new license shall be made to the
Department and the old license, as well as the vehicle registration cards, must
be surrendered to the Department before another license can be issued to the
b. The application for a
new license shall be made in the same manner as for an original license for a
driver training school and/or limited driver training school. The fees shall be
the same as for an original license.
Renewal of License
a. Each license for driver training school or
limited driver training school shall expire four years from date of issuance.
Each such license must be renewed every four years in the manner prescribed by
b. Application for
a renewal of the license for a driver training school or limited driver
training school shall be made on a form prescribed and furnished by the
Department. A fee of $25.00 must accompany the renewal application by money
order, certified or cashier's check payable to the Georgia Department of Driver
Services. Such fee shall be non-refundable.
c. Renewal application forms (for school
license) must be submitted to the Department not more than sixty days nor less
than ten days preceding the expiration date to be renewed.
d. Owners who allow their school's license to
expire will not be permitted to operate the school under any condition during
the period in which the license is in an expired state.
Ga. Comp. R. &
Regs. R. 375-5-2-.04
entitled "License Fees" adopted. F. Oct. 25,
2004; eff. Nov. 14, 2004.
Amended: F. Sept. 11,
2006; eff. Oct. 1, 2006.
Amended: New title "Driver Training and Limited
Driver Training School Licenses." F. Mar. 17,
2020; eff. Apr. 6, 2020.