Must have held a Driver Training School
license for a minimum of two (2) years.
Must have vehicles registered with the Department for the purpose of conducting
training and/or testing.
maintain adequate driver records reflecting the driver history of each
(c) Must enter into a
Driver's License Third Party Tester Agreement with the Department.
(d) Agree to have the Third Party Tester
Program monitored by the Department.
(e) The skills test plan must be approved by
an authorized member of the Department prior to being used.
(f) Tester applicants shall be issued a
certification card upon approval from the Department. These certifications
shall expire four (4) years from the date of issuance, unless suspended,
revoked, or cancelled, and must be renewed every four (4) years
ensure that Examiners submit to the Department Program Manager or Monitor a
testing schedule for all testing to be conducted. This schedule will be
submitted and received on Friday prior to the week of testing. A 24-hour notice
will be given for cancellation. The Program Manager or Monitor may approve
changes in schedule as necessary. Testing at times and dates not submitted on
the schedule or Department approved changes will violate the agreement between
the Tester and the Department.
Must ensure that all examiners employed by the Tester are certified by the
Department and that the Examiners comply with the Department Rules and
Regulations, all applicable state laws and Department instructions.
(a) Skill tests will be conducted strictly in
accordance with policy used by the Department Examiners. Such instruction may
include information on skills test content, route selection/revision, test
forms, Examiner procedures, and administration procedures and/or
Skills tests shall be
1. On test routes approved by the
2. In a vehicle
representative of the class and type of vehicle for which the applicant seeks
to be certified and for which the Examiner is qualified to test.
3. Using the Department approved content,
forms, and scoring procedures.
Only on approved days of the week during daylight hours only.
5) Only students who
have successfully completed a thirty (30) hour classroom and six (6) hours of
behind the wheel training at a licensed driver training school with approval
from the Department may be tested.
6) Examiners must complete each test before
beginning another test and may not start a test within forty-five (45) minutes
of starting the previous test.
Examiners shall not administer any part of the test unless the Examiner's
certification identification card is current and valid and the Examiner is
wearing or visibly displaying the card on the Examiner's person.
It shall be the responsibility of the
Tester prior to administering the skills test to ensure students have
satisfactorily completed the thirty (30) hour classroom or online portion of
driver training in addition to the six (6) hour behind-the-wheel portion of
(a) A thirty (30) hour
classroom or online driver training certificate of completion issued by the
Department's Online Certificate Reporting Application (OCRA) shall be
sufficient proof that a student satisfactorily completed the thirty (30) hour
portion of driver training.
six (6) hour behind-the-wheel certificate of completion issued by OCRA shall be
sufficient proof that a student satisfactorily completed the six (6) hour
behind-the-wheel portion of driver training.
(c) The Tester shall maintain copies of both
the thirty (30) hour classroom or online driver training certificate of
completion and the six (6) hour behind-the-wheel certificate of completion in
the student's student file, which shall be subject to audit by the
(d) If the student
cannot produce a copy of his or her thirty (30) hour classroom or online
certificate of completion or a copy of his or her six (6) hour behind-the-wheel
certificate of completion prior to administration of the skills test, it shall
be the responsibility of the student to obtain a replacement certificate from
the driver training program that issued said certificate.
Ga. Comp. R. &
Regs. R. 375-5-2-.29
Rule entitled "Minimum Requirements for Testers" adopted. F.
Oct. 25, 2004; eff.
Nov. 14, 2004.
Amended: F. Sept. 11,
2006; eff. Oct. 1, 2006.
Amended: F. Mar. 18,
2011; eff. Apr. 7, 2011.
Amended: F. Mar. 12,
2015; eff. Apr. 1, 2015.
Amended: F. Sep. 13,
2019; eff. Oct. 3, 2019.