You may schedule a driving test appointment by calling (678) 413-8400 or toll free at (866) 754-3687 if calling from outside the metro Atlanta area. Road tests may be scheduled up to 90 days in advance, for customers with a valid Class C Instructional Permit (CP). Road test appointments may also be made in person at any DDS Customer Service Center.
The driving test will not be conducted if weather conditions or any other conditions are determined to be unsafe for the driver or examiner. DDS will make every effort to ensure that impacted customers are rescheduled as soon as possible.
On the driving test you will be expected to demonstrate your ability to do all of the following:
At the end of the Class C/D road test, the license examiner will gladly show you your score sheet and will provide you an opportunity to discuss the results if you wish to do so. You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to pass.
You must furnish a motorcycle for the test and pass a safety inspection of the motorcycle by the license examiner before the driving test is given. All road test vehicles must have a valid registration/license plate or if equipped with a temporary dealership tag, the applicant must provide the bill of sale for proof of purchase within the last 30 days.
Motorcycle operator testing information is covered in the Motorcycle Operator’s Manual, which is available at all Customer Service Centers and online at www.dds.ga.gov. For more information, you may contact the Motorcycle Safety Program at (678) 413-8400 in the metro Atlanta area, or toll free at (866) 754-3687 if calling from outside the metro Atlanta area.
If you hold a motorcycle permit, you may schedule a motorcycle skills test appointment by calling (678) 413-8400 or toll free at (866) 754-3687 if calling from outside the metro Atlanta area.
Motorcycle road tests cannot be conducted when the weather conditions make it unsafe for the driver or examiner, including when it is raining or when the pavement is damp.
There is no driving test for Classes E & F Non-Commercial; however, you must present an Affidavit of Skill (DS-36), establishing your ability to operate vehicles within the particular class, and pass a knowledge test for that particular class. You must also possess or be eligible to obtain a Class C License.
Customers who wish to take the non commercial class E/F exam should study the Commercial Driver’s Manual. The Commercial Driver’s Manual can be located online at www.dds.ga.gov or customers can obtain a hard copy at any DDS office.
Commercial vehicle operator’s testing information is covered in the Georgia Commercial Driver’s Manual, which is available at all Customer Service Centers and online at www.dds.ga.gov. You may schedule a Commercial skills test appointment by calling (678) 413-8400 or toll free at (866) 754-3687 if calling from outside the metro Atlanta area.
If you pass all the tests, you will be issued a temporary license/permit. Your permanent license/permit will be mailed to you when all other requirements are met. If for any reason you do not receive your driver’s license/permit within 30 days of meeting all requirements, contact DDS at (678) 413-8400 or toll free at (866) 754-3687 if calling outside the metro Atlanta area, or visit your local DDS Customer Service Center.
Applicants who failed: If you fail any part of the knowledge or road test, and it is your:
You must wait until the next day before retaking the portion you have failed.
2nd or Subsequent Failure
You must wait 7 days before retaking the portion you have failed.
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