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Learning to Drive

Learning to drive can be overwhelming! With classes at all three of our campuses in Clarkesville, Currahee and Blairsville, you can fulfill the Joshua’s Law requirements and be better prepared to get your Driver’s license.

2020 Class Schedule

4 Days (30 hours) of Classroom Instruction: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
6-Hours Behind the Wheel Instruction: Times will be scheduled individually

Campus Dates

Scholarship Application

Deadline

Registration

Deadline

Clarkesville Sept. 19, 20, 26 & 27 August 31, 2020 Sept. 14, 2020
Blairsville Oct. 10, 11, 17 & 18 Sept. 30, 2020 Oct. 5, 2020
Currahee Nov. 7, 8, 14 & 15 Oct. 31, 2020 Nov. 2, 2020

 

About the Program

We offer classes at all three of our campuses in Blairsville, Clarkesville, and Currahee. Our upcoming classes are listed below. Course fee is $350* and includes the 30 hours of classroom instruction as well as 6 hours of drive time with an instructor. 

Please read the following information before registering for your preferred class. 

  • Student must attend four scheduled in-class sessions to total 30 hours. 
  • Student must complete a total of 6 hours of in-car training. Prior driving experience is required in order for the student to receive the maximum benefit from the sessions
  • In-Class training will meet from 8:00 am-4:30 pm with breaks and a 30-minute lunch. 
  • Space is limited for sessions, and classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis
  • A Valid Learners Permit is required to participate; no exceptions.
  • Registration is due no later than 5 business days prior to class start date. 

*fee is payable by check, cash, card or scholarship voucher

Registering for Driver's Education

We offer classes at all three of our campuses in Blairsville, Clarkesville and Currahee. Our upcoming classes are listed below. Course fee is $350* and includes the 30 hours of classroom instruction as well as 6 hours of drive time with an instructor. Please follow the steps to register properly for the course of your choosing. 

Step One (optional): Apply for the Grant Scholarship from GDEC

The Georgia Driver's Education Commission offers the Georgia Driver's Education Grant Scholarship Program to offer driver's education to Georgia students. The grant scholarship program is open to Georgia residents ages fifteen through seventeen who wish to satisfy the Joshua's Law driver's education requirement by completed thirty hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind the wheel driving instruction with an approved instructor. 

Step 1: Apply for the Grant Scholarship here. 
Step 2: Wait until you receive a redemption code via email before registering for a course. 
 

Remember: You have 30 days after the award date of your scholarship to register for a course. Please register immediately! We cannot extend this deadline. 

Step Two: Submit Registration Paperwork by Deadline

Submit the full registration packet (available below) to the department. 

Required Documentation:

  • Completed Registration Packet
  • Color photo/copy of valid Learner's Permit
  • Course fee of $350 payable by credit/debit card, check or scholarship voucher

Step Three: Attend the Classroom Instruction Portion

The classroom portion consists of 30 hours of instruction with a final exam at the end of the class. You must pass this portion in order to move on to the driving instruction. 

Step Four: Behind the Wheel Driving Instruction

The final step is to drive! Please practice driving at least 10 hours with your student in order to get the most out of the behind the wheel driving sessions. 

Scheduling information will be sent to you after the final day of the classroom instruction. 

Ready to Register?

Ready to register? Great! We can't wait to have you! Click the button to get the forms to complete your registration. The complete packet and payment must be received no later than one week prior to the class start date.