Driver’s Education Course Overview
Learning to drive is a major milestone in a teenager's life. It's important for young or inexperienced drivers to learn safe driving techniques. There are four different ways Joshua’s Law can be satisfied for teenagers to meet the requirements for a Class D license. The program offered by Wiregrass meets the option that includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 additional hours of drive time with an instructor. Most insurance companies also give a reduction (approx. 10%) on insurance premiums upon successful completion. Wiregrass provides a (DDS approved) Driver’s Education program in cooperation with the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission (GDEC).
Participants must be between 15 and 17 years of age and possess a Learner's Permit. Participants must attend all class dates for the full class periods. They must also complete all six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel driving.
Cost for the course is $350. There are a limited number of scholarships available through the Georgia Driver's Education Commission (see details below).
Class sizes are limited! Register early!
Driver’s Education Class Schedule
Drivers Ed classes will be held remotely. Participants must have a computer with a camera and microphone and will be required to be logged in during the dates/times below for live instruction with the instructor. Participants will also be required to complete 8.5 hours of classwork outside of these remote hours. The six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction will be scheduled after all remote classroom and outside classwork has been completed.
|May 2021 Class (Remote)||May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19 (4:30pm – 8:30pm each evening)|
|Summer 2021 Classes||Dates for our Summer 2021 classes to be announced in April.|
Georgia Driver's Education Commission Grant Scholarship Program - Information for Students/Parents:
Beginning in January of 2017, the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission will begin a new scholarship program in which students may apply online for a driver’s education grant scholarship. The student will need to go to https://gahighwaysafety.org/driver-ed-scholarship/ to apply for the scholarship directly from the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission through an online application system. The Georgia Driver’s Education Grant Scholarship Program Eligibility Criteria can also be found on this website. Upon award of the scholarship, students will be provided with a redemption code and may choose a course provider from a list of authorized driver training schools to redeem the grant scholarship. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is an authorized training provider under the scholarship program. The driver training school will redeem their grant scholarship through an online portal. Once the student has completed the driver’s education course, the course provider will upload a copy of the student’s certificate of completion through an online portal and request reimbursement for the student’s driver’s education course fee.
Please note: Georgia Driver’s Education Scholarships are NOT awarded by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. Therefore, we will not be able to check application status nor answer questions about the process nor status of scholarships. Any scholarship inquiries will need to be directed to the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission. For additional information on the Georgia Driver's Education Commission, visit their website at www.gahighwaysafety.org/gdec/.
How Do I Register?
To register for a Driver’s Education Course, follow the steps below:
- Click on the link below for the campus in your area. Select the campus and date you prefer and complete all other registration fields.
- Submit a copy of your child’s learner’s permit to Christy Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are NOT applying for a scholarship through the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission, go to your choice of course provider to pay the $350 course fee. Payments must be made at least one week prior to the first day of class. Click for a list of approved training providers.
- If you would like to apply for a scholarship through the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission, go to https://gahighwaysafety.org/driver-ed-scholarship/ to complete an online application. *NOTE: According to the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission, applications will be due by the last day of each month, and applicants should be notified of awards/denials via email on the 1st of each month.
- If you are awarded a scholarship voucher, take the voucher to your choice of course provider AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. At the time a student is awarded a voucher, they should receive a list of authorized training providers. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is an authorized training provider under the scholarship program. NOTE: There are specifications and deadlines for redeeming vouchers. Refer to Georgia Driver’s Education Grant Scholarship Program Eligibility Criteria for details.
- If you are not awarded a scholarship voucher, go to your choice of course provider to pay the $350 course fee. Payments must be made one week prior to the first day of class.