Instructional Permit (Class CP)

Basic Requirements

  1. Applicant must be at least 15 years of age.
  2. Pass Vision Exam.
  3. Pass Knowledge Exam.
  4. Applicants under age 18 years of age are required to have a parent/guardian, responsible adult or authorized Driver Training Instructor to sign the application for the driver's license. The signatories also have the authority to request the driver's license to be revoked at any time before the minor’s 18th birthday.

Documents Required

  1. Documentation showing your identity, residential address, full social security number, and U.S. citizenship or proof of lawful presence in the United States. Click here for more information.
  2. Applicants new to Georgia must surrender any out of state driver's license/permit/ID card.
  3. If the applicant previously was issued a driver's license/permit/ID card in another state, and that card has been lost or stolen, the applicant must provide a certified copy of his or her driving record or motor vehicle report from the state that issued the card. The MVR must be dated within the last 30 days. The DDS does not accept uncertified copies printed from websites, but a fax may be sent to the DDS directly from the other state agency.
  4. If under age 18 a Certificate of Attendance (DS-1) must be dated within the last 30 days or High School Diploma or GED, is required
  5. All documents must be in English. See the Translator List to locate an approved document translation company.

FEES and TERMS - Select for Details.


  1. Can operate a Class C vehicle when accompanied by a person at least 21 years of age who is licensed to drive a class C vehicle, who is fit and capable of exercising control over the vehicle, and who is occupying a seat beside the driver.


  1. Applicant under age 18 cannot apply for or keep a driver's license/permit if withdrawn from school or have a total of 10 unexcused absences or have any conduct infractions.
Last Updated On: 7/31/2013

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