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DDS reminds students to forms for summer testing

As summer approaches, the Department of Driver Services reminds students needing to test for an instructional permit or driver's license over the long vacation to obtain a DDS Certificate of Attendance Form from their school administration before the end of the school year.

Students planning for an on-the-road test will also need a Georgia

Alcohol Drug Awareness Program certificate of completion. DDS

Certificate of Attendance 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

Attendance Forms issued in May 2011 will be accepted until September 30, 2011.

All applicants under the age of 18 not enrolled in school must provide a

GED diploma, high school diploma or an attendance form from the

student's local Board of Education if enrolled in an approved home

school program.

In addition to the Certificate of Attendance, successful completion of

the ADAP is required to obtain a permit. ADAP is typically taught in

both public and private schools as part of the ninth-grade health

curriculum.

Now eligible students have an additional avenue for obtaining the

required course, eADAP. This new internet option is available to

students who are home-schooled, have moved to Georgia from another

state, were absent from school when the ADAP courses was taught or who need the course during the summer months.

For complete Georgia driver licensing, testing requirement, and eADAP

information, visit www.dds.ga.gov.