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Select Your <strong>Free 2021 GA Practice Permit Test</strong> to Get Started
Driving throughout Georgia is akin to driving through different states, sometimes even different eras. From the mellow Low Country lifestyle of Savannah and the Golden Isles to the towering skyscrapers throughout Atlanta to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Peach State offers a vast array of experiences any driver would appreciate. Before you can begin operating a motor vehicle, you will have to pass the state DDS written test. Take the steps now to begin preparing for your exam with our free Georgia DDS practice tests and study guides. Our goal is to help you effectively prepare for the exam. To boost your chances of passing the test, you’ll find that we’ve pulled together some amazing study tools. You’ll find our interactive Georgia practice permit tests as well as the official Georgia Driver’s Manual.

Permit Practice Tests (150 questions)

  • Questions 1-39
    Practice Test 1

    Take the first step towards passing your exam with GA Practice Permit Test 1. Test your knowledge with questions just like the real test.

  • Questions 40-79
    Practice Test 2

    There are more questions waiting for you with GA Practice Permit Test 2. Get some extra practice here before sitting for the real test.

  • Questions 80-119
    Practice Test 3

    Ensure you’re ready for test day with GA DMV Practice Test 3. Challenge yourself with 40 more questions from defensive driving to sharing the road with others.

  • Questions 120-159
    Practice Test 4

    Get an idea of what to expect on test day with GA Practice Permit Test 4. 40 additional questions designed for those that understand the value of practice.

  • Questions 160-209
    Road Signs Test

    Learn to identify GA road signs by taking our road sign practice test. It contains 25 questions on road signs and their meanings.

  • 50 random questions
    DDS Test Simulator

    Get a feel for the real exam before you visit your local DDS office. Designed to simulate the real test with randomized questions, no explanations, and new questions every time.

  • All 150 questions
    Endurance Test

    Don’t skip this massive test. With more questions than any other exam, you’ll want to take this test before you head to the DMV. Featuring 150 questions and no explanations. A true challenge.

Motorcycle Practice Tests (100 questions)

  • Questions 1-25
    Motorcycle Test 1

    Designed to prepare you for the real test, the GA Motorcycle Practice Test features 25 multiple-choice questions on safe motorcycle operation. Start preparing now!

  • Questions 26-50
    Motorcycle Test 2

    GA Motorcycle Practice Test Two features even more questions similar to those on the real motorcycle test. See if you’re ready to pass.

  • Questions 51-75
    Motorcycle Test 3

    Get more practice for the real motorcycle test with GA Motorcycle Practice Test Three. This test is filled with questions to test your knowledge. Get started now.

  • Questions 76-100
    Motorcycle Test 4

    Test your understanding of safe motorcycle operation with the GA Motorcycle Practice Test 4. There is no better way to prepare for the real test. Take it now!

  • All 100 questions
    Motorcycle Endurance Test

    Prepare for the Georgia motorcycle permit test with this comprehensive practice test featuring the largest number of questions we have for Georgia. Test your knowledge and endurance now!

  • Georgia DDS Handbook 2021

    The Georgia Drivers Handbook is a powerful study tool to help you begin preparing for the Georgia permit or license test. Get your FREE copy here!

  • Georgia DDS Motorcycle Handbook 2021

    The Georgia Motorcycle Manual is a powerful study aid to help you begin preparing for the Georgia motorcycle license test. Get your free copy here!

Georgia Learner's Permit FAQ

Applying for Your GA License

What are the age requirements for getting started?

Georgia requires teens to follow a Graduated Driver’s License Program (GDL) to obtain their full, unrestricted license. Georgia’s GDL program has three stages:

  • Learner’s Permit – 15 years old
  • Provisional License – 16 years old if completed driver’s ed; 17 years old if no driver’s ed
  • Full Driver’s License – 18 years old

What documents am I required to bring with me when applying for a license in Georgia?

For a Learner’s Permit or provisional license you need:

  • Application signed by parent, guardian, or authorized Driver’s Ed instructor
  • Form DS-1 (Certificate of Attendance) dated within the last 30 days or a high school diploma or GED
  • Proof of identity – 1 document, such as passport or US birth certificate
  • Social Security Number – such as Social Security Card of W-2.
  • Proof of Georgia residence, two documents such as report card and bank statement
  • $10 fee payable by credit or debit card, cash, check, or money order.

Here is a list of documents that Georgia accepts as proof of identity, residency, etc.

Where do I file my GA driver’s license application?

At the local office of the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS).

How can I contact my local office?

If in Atlanta Metro Area or out-of-state, call (678) 413-8400, (678) 413-8500 or (678) 413-8600. If outside the Metro Atlanta Area, call (866) 754-3687. You can also visit https://www.dds.ga.gov/locations/index.aspx.

Do I have to take a Driver’s Ed Course?

Driver’s education is required if you want your license when you turn 16. If you do not take driver’s education, you have to wait to get your license until you are 17.

What if I am New to Georgia?

You must transfer an out-of-state permit or existing driver’s license to Georgia within 30 days. Also, regardless of your old state’s licensing rules, you must meet the age and experience requirements of Georgia. That means you must hold your Georgia permit for 12 months before you can be issued a driver’s license. The time accumulated with an out-of-state license will count toward this requirement.

What subjects are commonly covered on the written test?

The Georgia written permit test covers the material covered in the state driver’s handbook, which includes traffic laws, road signs and safe driving/rules of the road. Here are examples of content from the manual that you could be tested on:

  • The three most basic traffic laws require drivers to: obey traffic control devices; obey traffic directions of a police officer or firefighter; and never drive on a roadway that has been closed for construction or for an event
  • Always watch for speed limit signs while driving. Some areas, such as school zones and construction zones, may be posted for lower maximum speed limits at certain times of the day

How is the test formatted?

Georgia’s written test is multiple choice.

Are there a lot of “trick” questions on the written test?

If you don’t study hard for the test you may think every question is a trick question. But actually, there are no trick questions on the test. Questions cover the content of the state driver’s manual.

How many questions are on the test and how many do I need to answer correctly to pass?

The Georgia test consists of two sections of 20 questions each. You must answer at least 15 questions in each section to pass.

What are the best ways to prepare for the written test?

Your first step is to study the Georgia Driver’s Manual. You can also further your knowledge and get a better idea of what you know and what you need to study by taking online practice tests – take a practice test now. One section of the Georgia test covers traffic laws and the other covers road signs so be sure to study both areas carefully.

Where can I get a free Georgia Driver’s Manual to study?

You can get a free copy of the manual on this website.

How can I improve my odds for passing the first time I take the test?

Be sure to study the driver’s handbook thoroughly. You can also test your knowledge and direct your studies by taking an online practice test.

What should I do the night before the test?

You should do a general review of the Georgia Driver’s Manual and also take at least one practice test to confirm your knowledge. Then you should get a good night’s sleep. Also, be sure to eat a good meal before the test and to arrive at the DDS office early so you are not feeling additionally stressed at test time.

Do I need to make an appointment to take the written test?

If possible, schedule an appointment as this will make the entire experience go more smoothly.

Where do I take the written test?

You will take the test at the DDS office.

What do I need to bring when I sit for the written test?

Bring:

  • Application signed by parent, guardian, or authorized Driver’s Ed instructor
  • Form DS-1 (Certificate of Attendance) dated within the last 30 days or a high school diploma or GED
  • Proof of identity – 1 document, such as passport or US birth certificate
  • Social Security Number – such as Social Security Card of W-2.
  • Proof of Georgia residence, two documents such as report card and bank statement
  • $10 fee payable by credit or debit card, cash, check, or money order.

Here is a list of documents that Georgia accepts as proof of identity, residency, etc.

Who should accompany me to the written test?

A parent or guardian should accompany you.

Do I need to pay a fee to take the written test?

Yes, you will pay a $10 fee.

What should I expect when I sit for the written test?

The test is divided into two sections of 20 questions and you must get at least 15 questions right in each section. One section covers traffic laws and the other section covers road signs. Take a practice test that is formatted like the real thing.

What happens after I pass the written test?

You will receive your Learner’s Permit and can begin your driving practice. You must log 40 hours of driving practice in all, including six hours at night.

What happens if I fail the written test?

If you fail one section of the test you only have to retake that section. If you fail both sections, you have to retake them both.

When can I retake the written test?

If you failed for the first time, you can retake the section or sections as soon as the next business day. If you fail twice, you must wait seven days to retake it. If you fail three or more times, you will have to wait at least 30 days to retake it.

I’ve passed the written permit test, what are the next steps?

You must do all of the following to get your provisional license: complete 40 hours of practice driving, including six hours at night; complete an Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program; hold your Learner’s Permit for 12 months without suspension; and turn 16 if you took driver’s ed or 17 if you did not.

How long after getting my Learner’s Permit can I apply for a license?

You must hold your Learner’s Permit for 12 months with no suspensions. You must also be 16 years of age if you took driver’s ed or 17 if you did not to apply for your provisional license.

Can I drive anywhere in Georgia with my Learner’s Permit?

Yes, but you must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older.

Should I practice driving solely during the day?

No, you must also complete six hours of driving at night to be able to apply for your provisional license.

Does anyone have to be in the car with me when I’m driving with my Learner’s Permit?

Yes, a licensed driver age 21 or older.

What should I do if I have a lost Georgia Learner’s Permit?

The GA DDS lets you apply for a duplicate permit either online or in person. You will need to pay a $5 replacement fee.

How can I be sure I’m prepared to ace the driving test?

Acing the driving test often comes down to practice. Get comfortable and confident behind the wheel and the driver’s test should be no problem. So be sure to log a lot of practice hours with a responsible driver who can correct your mistakes and help you develop your driving skills.

Are there particular driving maneuvers I should practice?

You should practice all the common maneuvers including turns, parking defensive driving, changing lanes, signaling, stopping and starting.

How can I simulate the driving test?

Most driver’s tests include 3-point turns, parking, stopping, accelerating, driving in traffic and more so be sure to practice these maneuvers often enough that you become proficient at them.

How do I schedule my driving test?

Contact your local DDS office.

Where do I take the driving test?

At a DDS office.

What should I bring to the driving test?

You should bring:

  • A vehicle
  • Vehicle registration
  • Proof of insurance
  • Application signed by parent, guardian, or authorized Driver’s Ed instructor
  • Form DS-1 (Certificate of Attendance) dated within the last 30 days or a high school diploma or GED
  • Proof of identity – 1 document, such as passport or US birth certificate
  • Social Security Number – such as Social Security Card of W-2.
  • Proof of Georgia residence, two documents such as report card and bank statement
  • $10 fee payable by credit or debit card, cash, check, or money order.

Who should bring me to the driving test?

A parent or legal guardian should accompany you.

What will I be asked to do on the driving test?

You will be asked to show proficiency in a number of driving skills, such as parking, turning, changing lanes, signaling, driving in traffic, driving defensively and more.

What are the most common reasons new drivers fail the driving test?

Many drivers fail to master the maneuvers they need to know like parking and turning. Don’t just drive for driving’s sake. Practice the maneuvers that are going to be on the test so that you know exactly what to do when called upon to do it. You should also study the Georgia driver’s manual and apply its tips and rules to your driving at all times.

What are five mistakes I should be sure to avoid when taking the driving test?

  • Not focusing and becoming distracted
  • Not driving defensively
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Over-correcting on turns
  • Going over the speed limit

What happens if I fail the driving test?

You can retake the test.

How many times can I retake the test?

On your first failed attempt you can retake the test the next day. On your second failed attempt you must wait seven days to retake it. On your third or more failed attempt you must wait 30 days to retake the test.

I’ve passed the road test, now what?

You will receive your provisional license.

What restrictions come with a Georgia license?

With your provisional license you will only be able to drive between the hours of 6 a.m. and midnight. Also, for the first six months you can only have immediate family members as passengers. For the second six months, you can only have one passenger under 21 is not immediate family. At the one year mark, you can have no more than three passengers who are under 21 and not immediate family.

What are the insurance requirements for drivers in GA?

Before you start driving in the “Peach State,” you must have car insurance. Minimum requirements are:

  • Bodily Injury Liability – $25,000 per person
  • Bodily Injury Liability – $50,000 per accident
  • Property Damage Liability – $25,000 per person

What if I need to renew my license or replace a lost/stolen license?

Georgia offers resident two renewal options:

  • A short-term driver’s license that is good for 5 years
  • A long-term driver’s license that is valid for 8 years

The renewal process is the same for both licenses but the fees are different.

If your license is lost or stolen, you can apply for a duplicate permit either online or in person. You will need to pay a $5 replacement fee.

Where can I renew my Georgia driver’s license?

You can renew your license online, in person or by mail.

Will I be required to take a vision test when renewing my license?

If you are over 64 years of age or your license has been expired for over two years, you will need to take a vision test. The test requires that you see at least 20/60 in one eye and have at least a 140 degree field of vision. If you fail to meet these minimum standard requirements you will be required to have a Vision Report Form completed by a licensed practitioner.

How to Get Your Georgia Learner’s Permit in 2021

Need to pass the Georgia permit test?  Becoming a permit holder in Georgia not only means passing the permit test but becoming familiar with the state’s Graduated License Program (GDL).

The GDL also known as the Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act has been designed to help you become comfortable at the wheel over time and ensures that you understand the rules of the road before you can earn your unrestricted driving privileges.

In the state of Georgia, the GDL process consists of obtaining:

  • A Learner’s Permit.
  • An Intermediate License.
  • A Full (Class C) License.

In this guide, we walk you through the licensing process including how to pass the Georgia permit test so you can go on to receive your full, unrestricted license.

Learner’s Permit

When you are 15 years old, you are eligible to apply for your learner’s permit, also known as a Class CP License. The permit will allow you to practice driving as long as you have a licensed driver age 21 or above in the seat next to you.

To receive your permit, you must pass a knowledge test (also known as the permit test) that will show how well you know the rules of the road as well as different traffic signs and signals. You also must be enrolled in school. If you don’t currently attend school, you will need to show your diploma, a GED, or proof of home schooling or college enrollment.

The Georgia DDS Test — What You Need to Know

Freedom, independence, and the open road could all be yours. The only thing standing between you and the driver’s seat is your learners permit.

In order to receive your permit, Georgia’s Department of Driver Services (DDS) requires all permit applicants to get a passing score on the written permit test. You’ll be tested on the rules of the road, Georgia traffic laws, and a variety of road signs.

Make Time to Study

Study as often as you can. We offer a free copy of the Georgia Driver’s Manual, and you can get a physical copy at your local Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) office.

Ace Your Written Test With GA Practice Tests

The vast majority of people don’t properly prepare for the permit test. And, as a result, a lot of people fail.  In fact, statistics reveal that roughly 70% fail the test every year!  Taking practice exams is another wonderful way to study. Our Georgia practice permit test includes much of the same material from the actual test and will increase your chances of doing well.

Check That You Have the Required Materials and Visit Your Local DDS Office

Before you leave to do your testing, make sure you bring:

  • A signed and notarized Certificate of Attendance from your school (or proof of alternative option).
  • A certified birth certificate, immigration document or other acceptable proof of identification.
  • Two proofs of residency such as a bank statement or employment verification.
  • Your Social Security number.
  • $10 for testing fees.
  • Your parent or guardian, along with his or her state-issued license or ID.

Do Your Testing

Try to relax as you take your test. This is the moment your hard work and dedicated preparation will pay off. After you pass your written exam, you will need to take a vision test to make sure you are capable of safely driving.

Begin Your Practice

While holding your permit, you must do 40 hours of practice driving, with 10 of those hours taking place at night. You also must take a state-approved driver’s education course, which will satisfy those practice requirements. It is required that you enroll in an Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP). Most Georgia students complete this class in the ninth grade, but if you didn’t, you will need to look into taking it before you can receive your Intermediate or Full License.

Intermediate License

In the state of Georgia, you don’t necessarily have to apply for your Intermediate License. If you apply for your permit when you are 16 or 17, you can simply wait until you are 18 and then apply for a full license. However, if you choose this option, you will still need to take the behind-the-wheel test.

If you choose to apply for your Intermediate License, visit your local DDS office and bring along:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Your learner’s permit.
  • A signed and notarized Certificate of Attendance (or proof of alternative option).
  • Your ADAP card to show that you completed your class.
  • Proof that you completed your state-approved driver’s education course and 40 hours of practice driving.
  • $10 in testing and license fees.
  • Your parent or guardian.
  • A registered and insured vehicle to use for the test (You cannot use a rental car).

At this point, you will be given a behind-the-wheel test and another vision test. When you pass, you will be given your Intermediate License, which comes with a few restrictions:

  • You may only drive between the hours of 6 a.m. to midnight.
  • During the first six months, you may only drive with passengers who are immediate family.
  • During the second six months, you may only drive with one passenger under the age of 21 who isn’t family.

Driver’s License

When you are 18 years old and have held your Intermediate License for a year and one day, you can apply for your full (Class C) license. Visit the DDS office and bring along:

  • Your Intermediate License.
  • Your proofs of identity and residency (the same items you brought before).
  • $32 in license fees.

Congratulations! You will now trade in your Intermediate License and become a fully licensed driver.

Note: If you are 18 years old and chose to skip the Intermediate License stage, you will be required to take your behind-the-wheel and vision tests at this time.

Additional Information

If you are under 18, the DDS will suspend your license if you drop out of school, get expelled or miss more than 10 consecutive days without an excuse. Your license will also be at risk if you get into trouble for drugs, drinking, fighting or other serious crimes.

If you fail the permit test or the behind-the-wheel test once, you will be allowed to retake them the next day. However, if you fail twice, you will have to wait a week. If you fail three times, you must wait 30 days before testing again.