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Driver's Education

In-Person Class with Hands-On Driver Training!


Learning to drive is a major milestone in a teenager’s life! Joshua's Law requires all sixteen year olds take an approved driver's education course before obtaining their driver's license. Coastal Pines is an authorized provider in the Georgia Driver’s Education Grant Scholarship Program by the Commission! This state approved program includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction for a total of at least 36 hours. A Driver's Permit must be presented at the time of registration.

The Georgia Driver's Education Commission offers the Georgia Driver's Education Grant Scholarship Program to offer driver's education to Georgia students. The grant scholarship program is open to Georgia residents ages fifteen through seventeen who wish to satisfy the Joshua's Law driver's education requirement with an approved instructor. First priority will be given to grant scholarship applicants who are a child or dependent of a public safety professional or member of the United States military killed in the line of duty. Second priority will be given to scholarship applicants who can demonstrate a need based on family income. Third priority will be given to all applicants who do not meet the criteria set forth in the first priority and second priority outlined above. Grant scholarship allocations are evenly distributed among Georgia's United States congressional districts.

For more information, please email or call 912-262-4300.

Suggested steps for registering a student for Driver's Education:

  1. Please click here to apply for the GOHS Driver's Education Grant Scholarship (if you don't want to apply, then please go to step #2)

    1. Username: student

    2. Password: student

  2. Course and Registration Information

    1. Please click here to print course and registration information

    2. Please click here to print just the course information

    3. Please click here to print just the registration information

    • Please wait until you have received a response to your application for the GOHS Driver's Education Grant Scholarship before completing the Registration Packet.

    • If you didn't apply for the GOHS Driver's Education Grant Scholarship and plan to pay out of pocket, then please click on the link to complete the Registration Packet.

  3. Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) Training

    1. The Department of Driver Services requires that parents/guardians invest at least 40-hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice with their teen prior to taking their road test to get their license.  This course is not intended to be and cannot be used as a substitute for that instruction.  It is our focus to assist your students with the more difficult driving skills since our program only provides 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training.  By the time your student reaches their first behind-the-wheel training session with the college, he/she will need to be able to successfully complete the following skills: basic driver preparation, steering, accelerating and slowing down smoothly, turning left at intersections, and turning right at intersections.  A minimum of 10 hours of parent/guardian led instruction is recommended before scheduling the first behind-the-wheel appointment.  As safety and competence dictates, BTW instruction includes a general review of driving essentials (the car's features, forward driving, parking, reverse driving, braking, hard braking, etc.), parallel parking, driving through residential areas, driving in town/business areas and entering, driving, and exiting highways and the interstate.  If the student’s instructor determines student is lacking proficiency behind the wheel, not all components may be covered to ensure safety to the student, instructor and other drivers on roadways.  Extra driving sessions are available for purchase as needed. 

    2. "Currently enrolled" driver's ed students, please click here to coordinate BTW training schedule.

Other Reference


  • Classroom and Driving Registration Fee: $350 | # Contact Hours: 36
    • Eligible for grant scholarship
  • Classroom Only Registration Fee: $150 | # Contact Hours: 30
    • NOT eligible for grant scholarship
  • Driving Only Registration Fee: $250 | # Contact Hours: 6
    • NOT eligible for grant scholarship


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Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.


Waycross Alma Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 101 West 17th St 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Alma, Georgia 31510 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.632.0951 912.367.1700
  Camden Golden Isles
  8001 The Lakes Blvd 3700 Glynco Pkwy
  Kingsland, Georgia 31548 Brunswick, Georgia 31525
  912.510.3327 912.262.4999
  Hazlehurst Jesup
  677 Douglas Hwy 1777 West Cherry St
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 Jesup, Georgia 31545
  912.379.0041 912.427.5800


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