DDS reminds students to request school enrollment form for summer driver testing

Published 4:20 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019

As summer rapidly approaches, the Department of Driver Services (DDS) reminds students needing to test for an instructional permit or driver’s license over the long vacation to be sure obtain a “DDS Certificate of Enrollment Form” from their school administration before school ends and the summer break begins.  Students planning for an on-the-road test will also need to obtain a Georgia Alcohol Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) Certificate of Completion.

DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore encourages teens to download the free mobile app, DDS 2 GO, as they prepare for their first license. “It is important that teen drivers utilize DDS 2 GO as they work toward becoming a safe driver,” he said. “On the app, they will find all the licensing requirements and study materials. After they are licensed, DDS 2 GO allows them to monitor their license status, keep their address current and get customer alerts from DDS.”

DDS Certificate of Enrollment forms must be signed and notarized from the student’s school and presented at the time of applying for a permit or Class D driver’s license.  Typically, the form is valid for one month.  However, the Certificate of Enrollment forms issued in May 2019 will be accepted until September 30, 2019.

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All applicants under the age of 18 not enrolled in school must provide a GED diploma, high school diploma, or an annual Declaration of Intent from the student’s local Board of Education if enrolled in an approved home school program.  In addition to the Certificate of Enrollment form, successful completion of the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) is required in order to schedule a road test. 

ADAP is typically taught in both public and private schools as part of the 9th grade Health course, or it is available online at the DDS website.

New Homeland Security documentation requirements apply to those applying for their first Georgia driver’s license, permit or ID card. Our teen customers can expect to present documentation to establish identity, a name change, citizenship or lawful status in the United States, a Social Security number, and two documents to prove their residential address.  It is recommended that students download the mobile app, DDS 2 GO, to review all the required documentation prior to coming to DDS.

For residency, most students may present a letter from their school plus a parent’s driver’s license/ID which has the same address.  Please create and print a Custom Document Checklist, listing the exact documents to bring on your visit to one of our Customer Service Centers, by visiting the DDS’ website, or A new feature allows road test appointments to be scheduled without a telephone call to DDS using our Online Services feature on our website.

All customers are urged to download the DDS 2 GO mobile app for free for access to licensing services 24/7.