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Driver's Education

Learning to drive is a major milestone in a teenager's life. It's important for young, inexperienced drivers to learn safe driving techniques. The mission of the Georgia Northwestern Technical Colleges Driver's Education Program is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and thought processes necessary to become a safe driver. This course meets the requirements for Joshua’s Law which requires 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel (BTW) drive time with an instructor to receive a Class D license at age 16. It also qualifies for the Teen Drivers Education insurance discount (Georgia Code O.C.G.A. 33-9-42) offered by many insurance companies upon successful completion of the course.

  • 30-hour class and 6-hour Behind the Wheel Instruction (30/6) - $350
    • Price changing to $400 per person after July 1, 2023
  • 6-hour Behind-the-Wheel Only - $295


Students are officially enrolled in a class when all of their completed registration forms, learner’s permit, and payment are submitted to the Office of Continuing Education. In order to guarantee a seat in a class, the registration packet, in its entirety, including payment or scholarship voucher, must be received by the Continuing Education Office. Class size is limited to 24 students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact us at 706-764-3591, or email Drivers Ed for a registration packet.

Instruction Schedule

Driver's Education Grant

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is an authorized provider in the Georgia Drivers Education Grant Scholarship Program administered through Georgia Driver's Education Commission. On January 1, 2017, the Georgia Driver's Education Commission began a new scholarship program in which students may apply for a driver's education grant scholarship. Create an account, using 'student' as the username and 'student' as the password.

Students may redeem the grant scholarship voucher with Georgia Northwestern Technical College by forwarding their award email to DriversEd at GNTC. Upon receiving the award email, you will be sent registration and class schedule information. Awarded grant scholarships are for the standard 30/6 Driver’s Ed Class.