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Alcohol & Drug Awareness Program

Q. What is ADAP and why do I need to take it?

A. All teenagers under the age of 18 must complete and pass the Georgia Alcohol Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) in order to receive their Class D driver's license. This course is taught in both public and private schools in four one-hour sessions. Students will be required to pass a written exam at the end of the class. Students usually take the ADAP course during the ninth grade taught from teachers certified by the Georgia Department of Education in the following areas: Health Education, Heath and Physical Education of Driver and Safety Education.

Q.Where can I take the ADAP course if I failed the ADAP test or did not take it in school?

A. Make up courses are provided on a monthly bases. The date, time and location of make up classes are available by checking the Department of Driver Services web site or by calling the ADAP office.

Q.How long does the class take? Do I need to bring anything with me?

A. The ADAP course is a four-hour program and the student will need to attend both evening sessions. You should bring something to write with, a workbook will be provided. The test is given at the end of the second evening’s class and those who pass with a score of 70 or higher will be given a certificate at that time.

Q.I lost or did not receive an ADAP certificate. How do I get a replacement?

A. If a student has successfully completed the ADAP course, please call 1-800-245-4410. The ADAP office staff will provide the necessary information for obtaining a replacement certificate. A replacement card takes about 7 to 10 business days to process.

Q.The Department of Driver Services or school told me to call and see if my child took the ADAP course. Can you look it up and tell me?

A. You should first ask the student if they completed the class. The school is also required to keep this information on file. The ADAP office may be able to look up the information, however the student will need to present the documentation to the Department of Driver Services upon applying for a Class D license. The request of the ADAP office will be handled as if replacing a lost certificate. (See above).

Q.The teacher who taught the ADAP course no longer works at the school and there are no records on the ADAP courses they taught. How can I find out if I passed the ADAP course?

A. The instructors at each school are to provide the principal a competency test score for all students which are to be maintained by the local school or school system as a part of each student’s permanent record. The school should be able to provide this information. If not please contact the ADAP office.