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Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations for Chapter 375-3-1

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375-3-1-.05 Reciprocity for Valid Licenses Issued Elsewhere

(1) Customers who hold a valid non-commercial driver’s license issued by another state of the United States or the District of Columbia may exchange such license for a Georgia driver’s license of the equivalent class without completing knowledge or skills testing. Vision testing is required.

(2) If a customer is unable to surrender his or her non-commercial driver’s license issued from another state of the United States or the District of Columbia at the time of making application for a Georgia driver’s license, the Department shall accept a certified copy of his or her driving record from the previous state of issuance as documentation thereof. Such driving record must have been issued within thirty (30) days of the date of such customer’s application for a Georgia driver’s license.

(3) Customers who hold a valid non-commercial instructional permit issued by another state of the United States or the District of Columbia must successfully complete the Georgia  knowledge examination for such class of license and a vision test in order to be issued a Georgia instructional permit in the same or comparable class.

(4) Customers age sixteen (16) who are applying for issuance of a Class D non-commercial license pursuant to this regulation may satisfy the requirement for submission of a certificate of completion of an approved driver’s education course using an out-of-state program under the following circumstances:

(a) He or she was the dependent of active duty military personnel assigned to a base in such jurisdiction at the time the out-of-state course was completed;

(b) The driver’s education course was taken at a facility or program licensed by such state;

(c) The course completed was equivalent in scope, length and content to that approved by the Department for programs located in the State of Georgia; and

(d) The certificate of completion indicates that the course was completed within twelve (12) months of the date on which such customer makes application for a Class D non-commercial driver’s license.

(5) Customers who hold a valid non-commercial driver’s license issued by a foreign country that currently maintains a reciprocity agreement with the State of Georgia may exchange such      license for a Georgia Class C driver’s license without completing knowledge or skill testing.  Vision testing is required. The Department shall verify with the country, either by letter issued by an authorized representative of the country or electronically, that the license was issued to the applicant and that the non-commercial privileges are in good standing.




Authority: O.C.G.A. §40-5-4
Filed Date: 11/18/2014
Effective Date: 12/8/2014