Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TAADRA)

Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TAADRA)

The Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TAADRA) requires that the local school system certify that a student is enrolled in and not under expulsion from a public or private school to be eligible for a driver’s license or learner’s permit. 

TAADRA applies to all minors who are at least 15 years of age and under the age of 18.  Any applicant who is younger than 18 years of age must be enrolled in and not under suspension from a public or private school.  When the minor submits an application for a Georgia driver’s license or learner’s permit, he/she must present proof of satisfaction of one of the following requirements as specified in O.C.G.A. §40-5-22 (a.1):

  1. Is enrolled in and not under expulsion from a public or private school;
  2. Is enrolled in a home education program that satisfies the reporting requirements of all state laws governing such program;
  3. Has received a high school diploma, a general educational development (GED) diploma, a special diploma, or a certificate of high school completion;
  4. Has terminated his or her secondary education and is enrolled in a postsecondary school or is pursuing a general educational development (GED) diploma.

A Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Certificate of School Enrollment must be signed and notarized from the school of a student who is seeking a learner’s permit or license.  The Certificate of Enrollment must be completed using the student’s full legal name.  The Certificate of School Enrollment is valid for 30 days during the school year.  During the summer months of June, July, and August, the DDS will accept Certificates of Enrollment that are dated near the end of the school year (late May or early June).

 A Certificate of School Enrollment will not be issued to students who have graduated from high school, have earned a GED, or are enrolled in college or postsecondary school.  Such students must furnish acceptable proof of their status to the DDS.

It is required that students obtain a Certificate of School Enrollment when receiving a learner’s permit, and obtain another Certificate of School Enrollment when receiving a driver’s license.  

The Director of Student Support Services will be responsible for notifying private schools and parents or guardians with children in home study programs about the procedures and necessary forms to carry out the reporting procedures as required by law.

Click HERE to access the Certificate of School Enrollment form.