Commercial Vehicle Driver Training School Application
CDL instructor application
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.
Yes, you must re-qualify if the instructor license has been expired for more than 3 years.
Every effort is made to process applications as soon as possible. No application can be processed until a background investigation has been completed for each applicant and all required documents have been received. We ask that applicants allow 30 days for processing, however, an incomplete application may result in further delay.
No, you must provide for practical truck and/or bus driver training, a range a minimum of 62,500 square feet. The range area must be sufficient to teach the skills required in the Georgia CDL Drivers Manual. The minimum length required for the off-set backing maneuver is 340 feet.
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.
No, road training is considered actual behind the wheel training with the student in the driver seat.
Yes, all commercial driver training schools must provide instruction in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Rules and Regulations.
Yes, the Georgia Commercial and Regular Drivers Manual and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Detailed information and applications for school certification and instructor certification are included with the application packages and can be accessed on our website.
Download and fill out the Complaint Form on our website and submit to:
Georgia Department of Driver Services
Regulatory Compliance Division
2206 East View Parkway
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.
As of April 1, 2014, all Renewal Reminder Notices to programs and instructors are only sent via email. As a result, it is imperative that DDS isnotified immediately of any changes of email addresses. Please be mindful that DDS sends renewal reminder notices as a courtesy. Programs and instructors should be cognizant of their expiration dates and begin the renewal process within 30 to 60 days prior to that date.
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