Georgia Driver's Education Commission

*UPDATE 2 (April 30, 2020): During the Public Health State of Emergency, students awarded the Georgia Driver’s Education Grant Scholarship are required to fulfil the contractual obligations of the grant scholarship including completing 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction. Additionally, driver’s education course completion deadlines occurring between May 1, 2020 and June 12, 2020 will be extended by 90 days. Scholarship redemption deadlines for May scholarship awards will be extended until June 30.

*UPDATE 1: The Georgia Driver’s Education Commission remains open for business during the public health emergency in response to COVID-19. However, our staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future. We encourage you to contact us by email at for any assistance that you may need. All scholarship completion deadlines occurring between March 14, 2020 and April 30, 2020 will be extended 90 days to allow scholarship recipients ample time to complete his/her training. All scholarship redemption deadlines occurring on or before April 30, 2020 will be extended until May 30, 2020. These extensions will be granted automatically and you do not need to contact GDEC to request these extensions. Additionally, the prohibition of scholarships being used for online training does not prohibit scholarship recipients from utilizing training from authorized providers who chose to conduct classroom training via web services, such as, but not limited to, Skype, Zoom, and Web Ex in accordance with the Department of Driver Service’s Emergency Rule entitled "Remote Classroom Instruction.”


The mission of the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission is to maximize participation in driver’s education and training to reduce motor vehicle accidents by making driver’s training accessible and affordable to all Georgians.

GDEC 2019 Annual Report


To apply for the Georgia Driver’s Education Grant Scholarship, click HERE.


Driver training schools may apply to become an authorized provider at any time. There is no deadline to apply. Please see the documents below for more information.