Procedures for Commercial Driver Training
Before any original
license may be issued to any person for a commercial 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. The application
shall include the following minimum information:
(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,
submitted to the Department for approval shall include the number of hours for
classroom, range and on the road training. On the road training shall be
defined as actual individual behind the wheel training on the streets and
highways within Georgia.
place or places where such instruction will be given.
(iv) A statement that the owners of the
commercial driver training school are twenty-one (21) years of age or
(b) 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,
person, partnership, or other entity, which owns such driver training school.
(c) The application by the owner,
partners, officers or controlling stockholders of any commercial driver
training school shall be accompanied by one (1) 2 X 2 photograph of the
applicant. The photograph shall be taken within thirty (30) days of the date of
filing the application. The photograph must show a full view of the face, neck,
shoulders and uncovered head.
The applicant must submit a notarized certification of the adopted business
name if such business is to be conducted under an adopted business name. The
application shall list the complete corporate name and any trade name to be
The applicant must submit
to the Department, in addition to all other requirements, the following:
(i) Samples of any and all contracts to be
used by the school.
copies of all forms to be used by the school that will be furnished or
delivered to its students.
Sample copies of all forms or receipts to be used by the school.
(iv) A list designating the full names and
addresses of all instructors of the school.
(f) The application by the owner, partners,
officers or controlling stockholders of any commercial driver training school
shall be accompanied by two (2) sets of fingerprints of each digit of the right
and left hands, an affidavit from a state, county, or city officer qualified to
make such fingerprints that the fingerprints are those of the applicants, and a
processing fee for the actual cost of processing for each set fingerprint
Every application for a commercial driver training school
license must be accompanied by a fee of $25.00 by money order, certified or
cashier's check payable to the Department and attached to the application form.
Such fee shall be non-refundable.
Display of License
(a) The license must be clearly displayed in
a conspicuous location at all times where it can be viewed by the public in the
principal place of business of the school.
If either the 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.
(ii) The circumstances of the loss,
mutilation, or destruction.
(c) The fee for a duplicate license or card
shall be the same as the fee for renewal of the license or card.
(a) Any license for a commercial driver
training school shall be non-transferable. 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 must be surrendered to the Department before
another license can be issued to the new owner.
(b) The application for a new license shall
be made in the same manner as for an original license for a commercial driver
training school and the fee shall be the same as for an original
Each license for a commercial driver training school and each
instructor's license shall expire four (4) years from date of issuance. Each
such license must be renewed every four years in the manner prescribed by the
(a) Application for a renewal of the
license for a commercial driver training school and/or vehicle registration
card shall be made on a form prescribed by 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 Department. Such fee shall be
application forms (for school license and/or vehicle registration card) must be
submitted to the Department not more than sixty days nor less than thirty (30)
days preceding the expiration date of the license to be renewed.
(c) 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. 375-5-3-.03
Rule entitled "Procedures for Commercial Driver Training School License"
adopted. F. Sept. 1, 2004; eff.
Sept. 21, 2004.
Amended: New title "Commercial Driver Training School
License." F. Apr. 15, 2020; eff.
May 5, 2020.