Georgia students don’t leave school without form if you want your driving permit this summer

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Department of Driver Services reminds students to request Attendance Form for summer driver testing

As summer approaches, the Department of Driver Services reminds students needing to test for an instructional permit or driver’s license over the long vacation to obtain a “DDS Certificate of Attendance Form” from their school administration before the end of the school year. Students planning for an on-the-road test will also need a Georgia Alcohol Drug Awareness Program certificate of completion.

DDS Certificate of Attendance Forms must be signed and notarized from the student’s school and presented at the time of application for a permit or Class D driver’s license. Typically, the form is valid for one month. However, the Certificate of Attendance Forms issued in May 2015 will be accepted until Sept. 30, 2015.

All applicants under the age of 18 not enrolled in school must provide a GED diploma, high school diploma, or an attendance form from the student’s local Board of Education if enrolled in an approved home school program. In addition to the Certificate of Attendance, successful completion of the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) is required to schedule a road test. ADAP is typically taught in both public and private schools as part of the ninth grade health curriculum. Now eligible students have an additional avenue for obtaining the required course, eADAP. This Internet option is available to students who are home-schooled, have moved to Georgia from another state, were absent from school when the ADAP courses was taught, or who need the course during the summer months.

New Homeland Security documentation requirements apply to those applying for their first Georgia driver’s license, permit or ID card. Teen customers can expect to present documentation to establish identity, a name change, citizenship or lawful presence in the United States, a Social Security number, and two documents to prove their residential address.

For residency, most students may present a letter from their school plus a parent’s driver’s license/ID which has the same address. To create and print a Custom Document Checklist listing the exact documents to bring, visit the DDS’ website,, and click on the blue box titled “Secure Driver’s License and ID.”

Students may access informational videos at Georgia Department of Driver Services’ Facebook business page. For complete Georgia driver licensing, testing requirements, and eADAP, please visit

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