Georgia Teen License: How to Get Your Class D License
A provisional (intermediate) license is the second stage of Georgia’s graduated license program.
- Intermediate (you’re here)
By now, you have your permit and proved safe behind-the-wheel. A combined 12-months of supervised driving (the first 6-months) means you’re one step closer to unrestricted driving! The next step in will test your driving knowledge and abilities.
The following shares how to get your provisional license in Georgia.
Get a Georgia Class D (Intermediate) License
Teens hold their learner’s permit for 12-months starting from age 15.
Those age 17 do not need to take a Driver’s Ed course (though they may find it helpful).
The 1-year gap gives is perfect to practice driving. Just make sure you do not accrue any traffic violations else you will forfeit licensing until you turn 18. The teen driver can apply for their initial license at age 16 after completing these basic GDL requirements.
Those 18+ can skip ahead to getting their adult GA license.
Ready to get the provisional? You can schedule an appointment by phone or online. Else, swing through a GA DMV near you, the wait shouldn’t take long when you’re prepared.
Provisional Licensing Requirements
- Age 16+
- Held a learner’s permit for 12-months
- Show the educational certifications
- Certificate of School Enrollment (DS-1)
- Approved driver’s education course
- Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program
- Provide proof of identity & residency
- ID examples: ID card, Social Security card, original birth certificate
- Residency examples: High school diploma/transcript, bank statement
- Proof of behind-the-wheel experience
- 40-hours (with 6-hours at night)
- Logged and signed by parent/guardian
- Having no traffic convictions
- Including: Following local curfews
At the DMV
Your parent(s) or guardian(s) should be present when submitting:
- GA learner’s permit
- Behind-the-wheel log
- Certificates (driver’s ed, ADAP, DS-1)
- Pay the $10 intermediate licensing fee
You will take a written and vision test on-location.
The written test is a series of multiple-choice questions testing your knowledge of road signs and traffic laws. Consider taking a DMV practice test before the real test to improve your odds of passing. The vision test verifies your sight (bring corrective lenses if you wear them).
The DMV office will take your photo and process your new, provisional license. You’re now free to drive between 6AM to 12AM unless specified. You’re allowed to have family passengers only during the first 6-months of having an intermediate license. Then, up to one non-family passenger for the second half.
Getting Your Full Georgia Driver’s License
The intermediate license has lots of freedom and brings you within reach of an unrestricted Georgia license. Teens should continue practicing safe driving during this time. Once teens turn 17, they can apply for their full license.
Want to know more about the provisional to full licensing? Read our Georgia License Guide.