No, Commercial Vehicle (Truck) Training School Instructors can only instruct at the school that they are approved to teach at. If the person changes schools they must complete a transfer application.
The instructor license is issued for a period of four (4) years unless otherwise canceled, suspended or revoked by DDS.
Every effort is made to process applications as soon as possible. No application can be processed until after a background investigation has been completed for each applicant. Please allow at least 30 to 45 days and in some instances it could take longer.
No, you must provide for practical truck and/or bus driver training, a range of 250 ft. X 250 feet or a minimum of 62,500 square feet to accommodate a maximum of three (3) vehicles.
Yes, you must provide all three
Classrooms must include individual desks or tables with chairs to accommodate students comfortably. The minimum class size is 300 square feet.
In order to obtain a commercial driver training school license, you must provide a combination of classroom, range and road training with a minimum 160 hours of curriculum.
No, road training is considered actual behind the wheel training with the student in the driver seat.
Yes, you can offer a refresher course with a minimum of 70 hours of curriculum instruction that includes classroom, range and road. The curriculum must be submitted and approved by the Department.
No, you must provide a minimum of 160 hours of curriculum to obtain a commercial driver training school license. A 70-hour refresher course would be an additional approved course and not a substitute for the 160-hour course.
Yes, all commercial driver training schools must provide instruction in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Rules and Regulations.
An adequate number of state testing centers are located in Georgia.
CDL instructor application
CDL instructor application
Yes, you must re-qualify if the instructor license has been expired for more than 3 years.
All complaints must be submitted in writing to the:
Regulatory Compliance Section
P. O. Box 80447
Conyers, Georgia 30013
Provide a copy of your student contract, the nature of the complaint and whether you have discussed the complaint with the school.
Yes, The Georgia Commercial and Regular Drivers Manual and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Detailed information and applications for school license and instructor license is included with the application package and can be accessed on this website in the forms section under the Regulatory Compliance Section.
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